Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure
The Countdown Begins: Larger than Life Arena Spectacular to Debut at London's Wembley Arena on 2nd November
LONDON, UK – 16 OCTOBER, 2012 – (Virtual Press Office) -- While participating at Brand Licensing Europe, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products proudly unveils new details of the imminent world premiere of Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure.
In partnership with Stage Entertainment Touring Productions, the ground-breaking arena show will celebrate its global premiere at Wembley Arena on 2 November 2012, before the world's favourite herd embarks on a five year adventure tour to arenas around the world. Tickets are now on sale for this stunning new production, which will be preceded by preview shows at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on 19 – 21 October and Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on 25 – 28 October.
Combining exceptional ice skating, aerial arts, puppetry and film, Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure will take audiences on a jaw-dropping adventure with a new storyline inspired by the first three films of the top-grossing international animated film franchise of all time. The unforgettable ice skating extravaganza will include countless action-packed thrills, eye-popping effects, mischievous humour and toe-tapping songs as the loveable characters Scrat, Manny, Diego, Sid, Ellie, Peaches, Buck, Eddie and Crash embark on a journey of discovery with several new characters created for the live show.
Sid and his friends will feature incredibly realistic facial expressions and synchronised lips that will speak and sing to the audience. The large scale production has been tailored to its arena venues; Manny the Mammoth will stand at a height of 3.5m, a length of 5.4m from tail to tusks, and a width of 1.2m, (2.4m including tusks), while new character Shadow – the evil bird – has a wing span of 5m. The set will also be a spectacular recreation of the Ice Age world with awe-inspiring props, video, lights and special effects to create rocks, caves and icebergs.
Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products stated "Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure will round off an incredible year for the chart-topping franchise. We're extremely excited for the global premiere in London when fans can experience Ice Age in a new incarnation, featuring characters and storylines that hold new licensing opportunities for this booming franchise."
Co-directors Guy Caron (Cirque du Soleil) and Michael Curry (Lion King, Cirque du Soleil) lead a world-class creative team. The duo works their magic and artistic genius into gravity-defying acrobatics and breath-taking costumes. The storyline is enhanced by the the music and lyrics of Ella Louise Allaire & Martin Lord Ferguson, and the clever set design of British born David Shields.
With over $5 billion in box office, home entertainment and consumer products sales, Ice Age is the world's most successful animated franchise. This announcement of Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure comes at a booming time for the franchise with the DVD release of the fourth installment of the film series, Ice Age: Continental Drift on 10 December. The film features a returning cast voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, and Queen Latifah, along with new characters voiced by Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Nick Frost, and Aziz Ansari, among others.
For more details call the National Booking Line on 0844 499 6670 or visit www.iceagelive.com
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A recognised industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of prime time entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
Stage Entertainment Touring Productions
Stage Entertainment Touring Productions was founded in 2011 as a new division of Stage Entertainment BV – Europe's leading live entertainment company; a producer and promoter of commercial theatre and spectacles in Europe's largest markets. The division finds its backbone in Holiday on Ice. With this long-lasting experience in internationally touring productions through Europe's largest arenas, Stage Entertainment Touring Productions has found itself a sound basis to roll out the ambition of becoming Europe's leading promoter and producer of arena touring and family live entertainment. In 2011-2012 Stage Entertainment Touring Productions will tour and promote the gala show Best of Musicals in Germany, Cabaret in France and in 2012-2013 Mamma Mia! the musical in France. Holiday on Ice continues to product and tour record-breaking ice shows including Tropicana, Festival and the brand new show Speed. Holiday on Ice has been at the forefront of live entertainment since its debut in 1943 and is the most successful and popular live entertainment company with more than 325 million visitors over the years. Holiday on Ice has been bringing high quality international entertainment to audiences in over 620 different cities in 80 countries around the world.
Stage Entertainment, Europe's leading live entertainment production company, was founded by Joop van den Ende in 1998 and now employs around 4,000 people worldwide in offices in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, France, UK, the United States, Russia and Italy. In recent years it has cooperated with international partners to produce and tour the word's biggest musical theatre titles including with Disney Theatrical Productions (Tarzan, The Lion King, Aida, Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical), Littlestar (Mamma Mia!), Andrew Lloyd Webber/Really Useful Group (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph), Cameron Mackintosh (Oliver, Miss Saigon and Les Miserables), Jacobsen Entertainment (Dirty Dancing) and VereingteBühne Wien (Roman Polanski's Tanz der Vampire, Elisabeth, Rebecca). The company also develops and produces its own original work, such as Sister Act, Ich war noch Niemals in New York, Ciske de Rat, Petticoat, Ich will Spass!, Rocky and Der Schuh des Manitu. More than 14 million people visit Stage Entertainment's shows every year.
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