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AVATAR: DISCOVER PANDORA launches worldwide tour

AVATAR: DISCOVER PANDORA EXHIBITION, INSPIRED BY JAMES CAMERON’S FILM FRANCHISE, LAUNCHES ITS WORLDWIDE TOUR DECEMBER 7 IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Spectacular New Interactive Attraction Will Showcase the Science and Know-how
of the Superb Environments and Creatures of Pandora

Tickets on Sale Beginning September 20 at www.avatardiscoverpandora.com

Glendale, Calif. [September 15, 2016] — AVATAR: Uncover Pandora, a spectacular new, state-of-the-art interactive exhibition, will make its international premiere in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 7, GES, along with Lightstorm Entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox Shopper Products (Fox) introduced as we speak.

AVATAR: Uncover Pandora is impressed by and crammed with the extraordinary creatures, breathtaking environments and inspirational cultures of the James Cameron film. GES, a worldwide occasions provider, is partnering with Beast Kingdom Co., Ltd., to deliver AVATAR: Discover Pandora to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Xinyi Place A11 6F Xinyi Theater in Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan for a three-month showcase.

GES, in collaboration with Lightstorm and Fox, will tour AVATAR: Discover Pandora to further international markets after its premiere cease in Taipei, Taiwan. Further particulars about this thrilling exhibition shall be released in the coming months. For more info, please visit www.avatardiscoverpandora.com.

On this new 12,000-square-foot leisure and educational experience, guests of all ages will have the ability to discover the scientific and wondrous discoveries found on the world of Pandora. Presenting Pandora as an actual place, AVATAR: Uncover Pandora will give visitors the chance to interact with the exhibition via a collection of thrilling and interesting immersive environments that highlight Pandora’s numerous wildlife, exotic wildlife, and the superb tradition and mythology of its indigenous individuals, the Na’vi.

GES’s artistic staff has been working intently with Lightstorm and Fox to create an exhibition as authentic and groundbreaking as James Cameron’s exceptional 2009 film AVATAR. The scope for AVATAR: Uncover Pandora captures the exceptional great thing about the alien world, and brings it back to Earth for an intriguing take a look at the various ways Pandora displays our own planet.

“GES is absolutely thrilled to give Taiwanese fans of AVATAR the world’s first opportunity to explore Pandora in a real-life setting through our newest touring exhibition,” stated Steve Moster, President and Chief Operating Officer, Viad Corp. “Visitors will truly be amazed by the wonders of Pandora, and we are proud to premiere this state-of-the-art exhibit in the Asia-Pacific market.”

Kathy Franklin, President, Franchise Improvement, Lightstorm Leisure, added, “Our fans around the world often tell us that they wish they could travel to Pandora, and this touring exhibition gives us a unique opportunity to bring the wonders of Pandora to them. This exhibition has something for everyone, from fans of the film who want to experience Pandora in a brand-new way as they await our four theatrical film sequels, to families looking for an exciting activity, or to school groups wanting to explore science through an inspiring lens.”

That includes fascinating settings such because the Hallelujah Mountains and Tree of Souls, as well as life-sized recreations of creatures together with the Banshee, Direhorse, and Viperwolf, visitors to AVATAR: Uncover Pandora will be capable of expertise the science and marvel of Pandora firsthand. The dynamic guest expertise will permit visitors to:

  • Enter an exhibition curated by the Pandoran Research Foundation the place they may depart the 21st century behind and step into a 22nd century world of the AVATAR franchise;
  • Study area travel and the historical past behind the discovery of Pandora in the Alpha Centauri solar system;
  • Discover recreations of Pandora’s most compelling environments showcasing its distinctive crops and animals and what they will train us about our personal planet;
  • Interact in interactive actions based mostly on the culture, language and music of the Na’vi, the nine-foot-plus-tall humanoids who are the indigenous individuals of Pandora;
  • Expertise the jewel-like glow of Pandora’s bioluminescent crops and animals;
  • Work together with banshees, study to operate an AMP go well with, image your self as a part of the Avatar Program;
  • And extra!

“In collaboration with the visionary team at Lightstorm and our technologically advanced partners at GES, we are thrilled to support AVATAR: Discover Pandora – which I am confident will be a highly entertaining exhibition that promises to engage, educate and captivate visitors around the world,” stated Greg Lombardo, SVP of International Stay and Location Based mostly Leisure, 20th Century Fox Shopper Merchandise.

“Beast Kingdom has always been dedicated to bringing the newest, hottest European and American film peripheral products as well as major international exhibitions,” stated KK Yang, President, Beast Kingdom. “We are elated to work with teams from Fox, Lightstorm and GES to make Taiwan the first stop of the worldwide tour of AVATAR: Discover Pandora.”

“For the last two years, GES’ creative team has been hard at work designing and producing large and small scale displays. As fans of James Cameron’s artistic vision, we utilized the best special effects experts, production designers and artists in the business to create a truly authentic, immersive, and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages,” stated Eddie Newquist, Chief Artistic Officer and Government Vice President of Leisure at GES.

Released in 2009, James Cameron’s AVATAR is the highest-grossing film in motion-picture historical past, with a box-office gross of almost $2.8 billion.  Mesmerizing all ages throughout the globe with its otherworldly visuals and groundbreaking special effects, the film shortly turned a worldwide phenomenon so fashionable it is going to be adopted by four sequels, with the first sequel due for launch in late 2018.  AVATAR was named greatest picture at the Golden Globe Awards and gained numerous Academy Awards®.

About Twentieth Century Fox Shopper Products

A division of 21st Century Fox and recognized business leader, Twentieth Century Fox Shopper Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Movie Company, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Firm, as well as third celebration strains. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Tv, the flagship studio main the business in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime tv programming and leisure content.

About GES

GES, a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) firm, is a worldwide, full-service supplier for stay occasions, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, reveals and leisure experiences. GES supplies a variety of providers, including official present providers, audio visual, cutting-edge artistic and design, advertising and measurement providers, and event lodging – all with an unequalled international reach. GES companions with main exhibits and brands, together with Spring Truthful Birmingham, MAGIC, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, and L’Oreal. GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification underneath the J.D. Power and Associates Licensed Name Middle Program℠ for the previous seven years, and for the seventh yr in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of many “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more info go to www.ges.com.

About Viad

Viad (NYSE: VVI) generates revenue and shareholder worth via two distinct enterprise teams: the Advertising & Events Group (GES) and the Journey & Recreation Group. Viad is an S&P SmallCap 600 company. For more info, go to the corporate’s Website at www.viad.com.

About Beast Kingdom

Beast Kingdom is a number one developer of European/U.S. comic and movie peripheral merchandise in Taiwan, providing premium collectable merchandise for shoppers. Beast Kingdom has applied its improvement and manufacturing expertise to market a collection of top of the range, true-scale collectable statues, high-end action figures, playable and collectable action figures in addition to equipment.

Beast Kingdom was founded in 2009. The company’s business scope encompasses: brand agency, product improvement and gross sales, organizing themed exhibitions, and own-brand store places. The company’s products are bought to internationally famend retailers and distributors underneath manufacturers similar to Beast Kingdom®, Egg Attack®, Egg Assault Motion®, and Egg Attack Floating®. For more info, visit the company’s website online at www.beast-kingdom.com.tw.

Contacts:

U.S.

J2 Communications for GES

John Singh for GES

(818) 458-7800

[email protected]

42West for Fox

Shari Culpepper

646.467.9061

[email protected]

Lea Antonio

Director, Advertising

GES

[email protected]

818.638.5949

Craig Radow

Government Director, Publicity, Advertising

Twentieth Century Fox Shopper Products

[email protected]

310.369.3293

Taiwan:

Steven Su

PR Manager

Beast Kingdom

[email protected]

+886-2-8953-2388#45

Christina Ke

Clavis Communication Advisor

[email protected]

+886-2-7718-6666#616

+886-970-570-646

Lucy Chiou

Clavis Communication Marketing consultant

[email protected]

+886-2-7718-6666#625

+886-918-276-380

Allen Lee

Clavis Communication Advisor

[email protected]

+886-2-7718-6666#612

+886-921-005-014

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