FORECASTS CALL FOR AN ICY SUMMER AS THE MAMMOTH 4-D EXPERIENCE “ICE AGE: NO TIME FOR NUTS 4-D” BLANKETS THE GLOBE
Featuring Exclusive New Footage, In-theater Experience Based on the #1 International Animated Film Franchise Ice Age Opens Summer 2015.
Los Angeles, CA (June 18, 2015) – SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are bringing the mammoth new Ice Age branded 4-D theatrical Experience® Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D to landmark venues globally starting this summer. Featuring exclusive brand new footage, the film will premiere first at the Central Park Zoo in New York City and Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut, Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D will then debut at the San Diego Zoo, Kennywood in Pittsburgh, Alton Towers in the U.K., Gardaland Park in Italy, and Madame Tussauds Shanghai.
Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D is a fully immersive, high energy addition to the #1 international animated film franchise. This 9 minute reinvention features all new content and transforms the 2007 Academy Award®-nominated short film into an extended eye-popping adventure in which the manic saber-toothed squirrel Scrat is pulled into an epic odyssey in time-travel. From the Coliseum of Ancient Rome to the dance floor of Studio 54, Scrat survives everything from Excalibur to the Titanic as he chases after his beloved acorn that's been accidentally lost in time.
“This newly enhanced 4-D adventure underscores the global success of the Ice Age franchise, which continues to dominate as a fan favorite,” said Greg Lombardo, Fox Consumer Products' Senior Vice President, Global Live & Location Based Entertainment. “The quality of this experience will set a new benchmark for the industry and is sure to build anticipation for the release of Ice Age 5 in July 2016.”
“We are excited to work with Fox and Blue Sky to bring Academy Award quality animation to our guests,” said Mike Frueh, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment's Senior Vice President, Licensing & Distribution. “The constant surprises in No Time for Nuts makes this one of our most exhilarating 4-D experiences yet.”
Ice Age, the #1 international animated film franchise whose four epic films grossed over $2.8 billion dollars at the worldwide box office, has become a mammoth global brand including the live tour Ice Age Live!A Mammoth Adventure; theme park attractions in Europe and Asia; global publishing deals featuring more than 2.5 million story, sticker and activity books in print; the wildly popular “Ice Age Adventure” and “Ice Age Village” mobile games; fashion apparel partnerships and much more.
Blue Sky Studios and Fox Animation customized new scenes to introduce Ice Age's beloved main characters Sid, Manny and Diego into the original short and maximize in-theater special effects.
About SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment
SimEx-Iwerks is the world leader in cinematic attractions specializing in designing and building 4-D Theater Experiences®. For over 20 years we have built partnerships with institutions, parks and destinations that today provide 4-D Experiences® at over 200 attractions worldwide. SimEx-Iwerks' family friendly attractions generate new revenue, improve general attendance and are experienced by 25 million guests annually.
SimEx-Iwerks has previously collaborated with Fox Consumer Products on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D and RIO The 4-D Experience.
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.