Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Village Roadshow Plan for World Class Theme Park in Korea

SEOUL, Korea, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Governor Hong Joon-pyo, Gyeongsangnam-do Province, Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, and Tim Fisher, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements to plan for Korea’s first international theme park and resort destination, Twentieth Century Fox World, at 11:00 KST, July 16, 2014 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Korea Press Foundation. The proposed park will be part of a larger development in the Republic of Korea known as the Ungdong Entertainment Complex.

Initial plans for Twentieth Century Fox World Korea include a theme park spanning more than 75 acres of land and will be part of a 700 plus acre leisure resort and development that will bring to life a fully immersive entertainment experience featuring some of Fox’s most recognized and beloved film and television brands. The park will be located in the Ungdong Area of Busan-Jinhae Free Economic Zone, Jinhae-gu, Changwon City. Operating partner Village Roadshow, one of the leading independent entertainment companies in the world, joins the group as a design and development consultant, and the manager of the studio theme park.

“We are signing the agreements and moving forward with plans for our global theme park project with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to develop a world-leading theme park and with Village Roadshow to operate the theme park. We will make every effort to successfully develop this global theme park through close cooperation with Fox and Village Roadshow. Once the theme park is completed, we expect more than 10 million foreign and local tourists will visit and the local economy will be boosted by creating 30,000 jobs, which is equivalent to attracting 100 manufacturing businesses,” said Governor Hong Joon-pyo.

“Korea provides a unique opportunity for an international theme park destination that will be incredibly attractive to both a thriving domestic consumer as well as a quickly growing tourist market from China, Japan and across Asia,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “Our efforts in working with the Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Government for a Twentieth Century Fox World theme park in the Republic of Korea illustrate our commitment to growing our global entertainment destination brand and a monumental step to further engage and connect with our audiences in key markets.”

“We are honored to work with Village Roadshow to develop a premiere theme park for the Republic of Korea that brings to life our globally-embraced film and television brands through richly themed environments and immersive and exciting narrative-based attractions,” said Greg Lombardo, vice president, global location based entertainment at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.

“Village Roadshow Theme Parks is very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Government and Twentieth Century Fox on the planning, design, development and operation of the theme park. With properties like Alien, Ice Age and Planet of the Apes, we believe this studio theme park will offer consumers in Korea and Asia the best theme park experience in the history of the industry,” said Tim Fisher, the CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks.

The announcement of the plans to develop Twentieth Century Fox World Korea joins a host of groundbreaking location based entertainment announcements from Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. Fox Consumer Products recently announced Fox’s first ever theme park, Twentieth Century Fox World, set to open in Malaysia in 2016. The park will feature a fully immersive entertainment experience featuring some of Fox’s most recognized and powerful film brands. Fox Consumer Products also announced the expansion of Springfield at Universal Studios Hollywood, coming in spring 2015, and has seen great success with the expansion of Springfield USA in August 2013, a full immersive experience for fans of The Simpsons at Universal Orlando resort.  

About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products:
A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content.

About Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Part of Village Roadshow Limited, a leading international entertainment and media company, Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) is an international theme park operator with operations in Australia, the United States and China. The Company is Australia’s largest theme park operator with Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, Paradise Country, Australian Outback SpectacularVillage Roadshow Studios, Sea World Resort and the country’s newest theme park Wet’n’Wild Sydney.   In the United States, VRTP is the majority owner and operator of Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas in Nevada. VRTP also is advising on design and construction of a new mega park development, including a water park and marine park, on Hainan Island in China and will subsequently operate the parks under a management agreement.

Media Contacts:
Erin O’Brien, 20th Century Fox
310.369.5140, Erin.Obrien@fox.com

Kim Jun-yol
Gyeongsangnam-do Provincial Government
055-211-3146, kimjunyol@korea.kr

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Hollywood Actor Robert Downey Jr., Pop Superstar Bruno Mars and Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres Are the Newest Stars on ChiKuu.com

HONG KONG, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Robert Downey Jr., Bruno Mars and Ellen DeGeneres are some of the brightest internationally-acclaimed stars today. Robert Downey Jr. is the epitome of the Iron Man character and has won a multitude of awards for his work. Bruno Mars is a two-time Grammy Award winner who is also the most played pop artist of 2013, and Ellen DeGeneres is a comedienne and talk show host extraordinaire who is known for her successful daytime talk show “Ellen“.  

All three stars are vibrant and talented performers and they are also some of the most followed celebrities on Twitter.  Robert Downey Jr. joined Twitter in April 2014 in the midst of shooting “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and rocked the Twitterverse, gaining approximately 244,000 followers 59 minutes after his first tweet. He currently has 1.87 million followers. Ellen DeGeneres fits in all her wonderful humor in 140 characters and tweets to her 29.2 million followers and Bruno Mars enthusiastically keeps his loyal 18.4 million followers up to date of his whereabouts and candid thoughts.

Aside from being social media rock stars, what else do Robert Downey Jr., Bruno Mars, and Ellen DeGeneres have in common? These three Hollywood heavyweights are the newest stars on the entertainment and English language-learning website http://ChiKuu.com.

If you love getting the latest gossip, and at the same time, are passionate about learning or improving your English, ChiKuu.com will easily be one of your favorite destinations on the web. ChiKuu.com is a fun website that makes it easier than ever to follow your favorite famous personalities through their funny, dramatic and often revealing tweets. If you want to be among the first to hear about Robert Downey Jr.’s next movie, Bruno Mars’ next tour, or simply Ellen DeGeneres’ funny thoughts for the day, follow these celebrities on ChiKuu.com.  

Learning English is also fun with ChiKuu, a site that entertains while it educates. ChiKuu.com translates celebrity tweets into Chinese and Japanese and provides context to the tweet and an explanation of English idioms and expressions used. ChiKuu also provides background information about its featured stars. Users get their daily dose of  celebrity news while getting the English language learning help they need.

ChiKuu.com is both Apple and PC compatible and is accessible through all your mobile devices. Join ChiKuu today.

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Ubitus Gaming Cloud Extends DRAGON QUEST X to Nintendo 3DS

TOKYO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ubitus Inc., the worldwide cloud gaming technology leader, is proud to announce the availability of blockbuster MMORPG title DRAGON QUEST X published by Square Enix Co., Ltd. on Nindendo’s most popular portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS™, enabled by its cloud game streaming platform.

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By overcoming the challenges of server side GPU virtualization and scalability, portable console computing architecture and the wireless network quality management, Nintendo 3DS users can now enjoy the high quality MMORPG gaming experience on Nintendo 3DS, playing in the game world together with Wii®, Wii U™ and Windows PC, in addition to Android mobile devices that has also been enabled by Ubitus’ cloud gaming technology.

The service will be commercially launched on September 4th, 2014 in Japan, offering various tickets access plan through Nintendo’s platform. It demonstrates Ubitus’ strong technology leadership in cloud gaming space, and create a new console gaming experience to the next level.

“Ubitus is thrilled to bring the national flagship title from Square Enix to Nintendo’s bestselling Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console through our GameCloud® technology,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus, “we are committed to provide best technology to enable gaming platform providers to offer best seamless and enjoyable gaming experience over the cloud.

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The Trophy Enters the Pitch in the Official Louis Vuitton Trunk, Escorted by Gisele Bundchen and 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion Carles Puyol

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The FIFA™ World Cup Final. This evening, the FIFA™ World Cup Trophy arrived on the pitch of the Maracana Stadium in Brazil protected by a specially commissioned Louis Vuitton trunk. It was escorted by two world-class celebrities: Carles Puyol, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion and Brazilian-born top model Gisele Bundchen, who wore a Louis Vuitton outfit from the 2015 Cruise Collection.

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Carles Puyol carried the precious Trophy onto the pitch of the Maracana Stadium in the minutes before the Final match began. He transported it in a tailored Louis Vuitton trunk, specially created for the event, placing it on the podium under the watchful gaze of 78,000 spectators. He was accompanied by the top model and Louis Vuitton ambassador, Gisele Bundchen.

It was a great honor to represent my country and the people of Brazil in this celebration carrying the LV FIFA Trophy Case. It’s beautiful to see how sport has the power to bring the world together. I am so grateful to be part of this moment. Thank you all Brazilians who have welcomed the world with all their joy and loving spirit,” declared Gisele Bundchen.

In keeping with tradition, the FIFA World Cup Trophy was returned to the pitch by a representative of the defending champions. Thus Spain, 2010 winners and represented by Carles Puyol, was able to share a final triumphal moment with the Trophy before the kick-off of the 2014 final match between Germany and Argentina.

In just a few days, the FIFA World Cup Trophy and its official Louis Vuitton trunk will leave Brazil for the home country of the new World Champions.