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After 65 million years, THEY’RE BACK

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular

The first and ONLY time in Hong Kong

Once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can’t miss

November 23, 2010 HONG KONG — When was the last time you saw a DINOSAUR? Just animation in a movie or the fossil in the Museum? Can you imagine 20 walking DINOSAURS returned roaring and fighting in front of you? This Christmas, your dream will come true! Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, the AUD$20 million theatrical production WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular will be staged in Hong Kong for the FIRST and ONLY time and will definitely hit the Hong Kong Box Office this Christmas season. How can you miss it?

The organizer is pleased to announce the addition of the last 4 extra shows of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular to answer the overwhelming response and demand for tickets. The show will be running in Hong Kong from December 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011. Ticket prices at HK$195 and up. This is a dazzling US$15 million dollar arena spectacle of unprecedented size and quality set to captivate young and old alike. Marvel at the story of their 200 million year domination of life on earth. Watch them walk. Hear the roar. Be there as they fight for survival and supremacy. From the ripple of their skin to the glint in their eye, you will know the dinosaurs really have returned!

Ten species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The 20 dinosaurs are all one-to-one life-size. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is 100 minutes long (15 minutes intermission). Dinosaurs have captured the imagination of children for generations and this show is going to take you to a whole new level of unrivaled learning and excitement. Audiences will be breathe-taken by scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus is 36 feet tall, and 56 feet from nose to tail. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot afford to miss!

The idea for walking with Dinosaur started in 1996 when Tim Haines, the science TV producer at the BBC suggested to use the same technique in Jurassic Park to make a series of prehistoric natural history programmes. After the BBC Television Series first broadcast in 1999, the Creature Production Company in Australia spent AUD20 million and one year to build the WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular.

Sonny Tilders, the Head of Creature Design of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular and his team of artists and technicians have worked with scientists to create these life-size dinosaurs. They spent one year to build the show using high technology of animatronic puppetry for film and television. The puppeteers use ‘voodoo rigs’ to make many of the dinosaurs move. They are miniature versions of the dinosaurs with the same joints and range of movement as their life-sized counterparts. The puppeteer manipulates the voodoo rig and these actions are interpreted by computer and transmitted by radio waves to make the hydraulic cylinders in the actual dinosaur replicate the action, with a driver hidden below the animal, helping to maneuver it around the arena. Suited puppeteer specialists, who are inside the creatures, operate five of the smaller dinosaurs.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is a world-class production. It is directed by Scott Faris, a Broadway veteran who has worked side by side with Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune and Jerry Zaks. The creatures are designed and built by Sonny Tilders; the set and projected image design are by Peter England; the show’s lighting is by John Rayment, our score was composed by James Brett; and Warner Brown wrote the script.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular show schedule:

English Show

Dec 22, 2010 (Wed) at 7pm

Dec 23, 2010 (Thu) at 3pm & 7:30pm

Dec 25, 2010 (Sat) at 3pm

Dec 27, 2010 (Mon) at 11am

Dec 29, 2010 (Wed) at 7pm

Dec 30, 2010 (Thu) at 3pm & 7:30pm

Jan 2, 2011 (Sun) at 11am & 7pm

Cantonese Show

Dec 24, 2010 (Fri) at 3pm & 7:30pm

Dec 25, 2010 (Sat) at 7:30pm

Dec 26, 2010 (Sun) at 3pm&7:30pm

Dec 27, 2010 (Mon) at 3pm &7:30pm

Dec 31, 2010 (Fri) at 3pm & 7:30pm

Jan 1, 2011 (Sat) at 3pm & 7:30pm

Jan 2, 2011 (Sun) at 3pm

Since it’s first launched in 2007, more than 1200 performances have been played in over 142 cities worldwide with 5.2 million audiences. This year, the event is finally coming to Asia, tickets were sold out in cities of Japan, Taiwan and Thailand.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular is entertaining and educational and is suitable for audience in all walks of life at different ages. We have entered the final 6-weeks countdown and this is the show that you cannot miss this holiday season. WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular will be running from December 22, 2010 to January 2, 2011 at the Hong Kong AsianWorld-Expo (only 28 minutes from Central to AsiaWorld-Expo Station by Airport Express). Ticket prices HK$195 and up.

Tickets are now available. Act now to get your best seat !

Ticketing and enquiry : 31 288 288 / www.hkticketing.com

For more information, please visit our official Hong Kong Website: www.dinosaurlive.com.hk

This press release is distributed by MediaMix Limited on behalf of AEG ThemeSTAR.

Media enquiry, please contact

Karen Wong karen@mediamixlimited.com +852 9630 3310

Kimmy Sit kimmy@mediamixlimited.com +852 9086 1818 / 2383 3330

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to the United Kingdom by The Creature Production Company.

Walking with Dinosaurs word mark & logo TM & © BBC 1998

Accompanying photos to be credited: Photography by Joan Marcus copyright CPC 2008

65百萬年後 恐龍登陸香港

世界級舞台匯演<與龍同行 震撼舞台>

踏入六周倒數 加開最後4

香港 2010 1123 你上一次見過恐龍是幾時? 在電影裡的動畫還是博物館裡的恐龍骨? 有沒有想像過自己可以和20隻彷如再生的史前恐龍近距離接觸? 見到巨型恐龍在你眼前打鬥及咆哮? 這個聖誕節,你的想像將會變成現實!改編自英國廣播公司(BBC)得獎電視系列,全球最大型之舞台匯演<與龍同行 震撼舞台>將於今年聖誕期間首度登陸香港,勢必掀起一股恐龍熱!<與龍同行 震撼舞台>只會在香港公演一次,絕對是你本年度不可錯過的最精彩演出!

由於觀眾反應熱烈,口碑載道,<與龍同行 震撼舞台>現宣佈加開最後四場,公演日期由20101222201112,共22場門票,門票$195起,即日起震撼發售。這個耗資千萬美元的大規模及高水準的製作,定必震懾男女老少的心靈。你將親眼目睹恐龍王者統治地球二億年的故事,目睹牠們行走四方,聽到牠們狂傲怒吼,為獵食而你爭我奪,為稱王而戰鬥到底。從牠們皺摺重重的皮膚和閃爍有神的目光,你將親身感受到牠們的霸氣,領略王者真正回歸!

<與龍同行 震撼舞台>中將出現億年恐龍王朝中最具代表性的十個品種,所有恐龍都是一比一真實比例,活靈活現,仿如復活再生。<與龍同行 震撼舞台>極具娛樂性,也是一個不可多得的學習體驗。匯演全長100分鐘(15分鐘休息),全場觀眾屏氣凝神期待著一幕又一幕恐龍出現的震撼場面,當中包括遠古國度的霸主 ── 暴龍、三疊紀的板龍和理理恩龍、侏羅紀時代的劍龍和異特龍及白堊紀的牛角龍和猶他盜龍等等。當中體形最龐大的腕龍,身高足足有36 呎,從鼻子到尾巴共長56 呎。這個畢生難得一次的機會,你又豈能錯過!

恐龍設計師Sonny Tilders及一個50人的創作團隊包括機械工程師、裝配師、造型師、藝術家、畫animatronics專家,共花了一年時間,於墨爾本的工作室建造了這二十隻巨型恐龍, 這個工作室足夠可以停泊一隻747客機,製作工程的巨大,可想而知。Sonny Tilders是近年電影界的首席animatronics工程師,他利用科幻電影裡的animatronics特技及其研發以控制電影人偶的電腦硬件及軟件技術搬上舞台,將二十隻恐龍變成有血有肉有生命,並重現觀眾眼前。每一隻大型恐龍需要三位技術人員同時操控:一位駕駛員負責駕駛恐龍,一位Voodoo控制員負責操控恐龍頭部及尾巴的大幅度動工作,另一位Voodoo控制員負責操控恐龍的細微動作,如吼叫,眨眼及咀巴的動作。比較小型的暴走恐龍,每隻則由一位藏於恐龍身體內的技術員負責控制所有動作及演出。

<與龍同行 震撼舞台>是世界級的舞台製作,著名百老滙舞台劇導演史葛 × 法域斯 (Scott Faris) 執導,法域斯曾與多大師級導演合作,包括: Harold Prince, Trevor Nunn, Michael Blakemore, Gene Saks, John Caird, Tommy Tune Jerry Zaks 宋尼 × 泰達斯 (Sonny Tilders) 擔任所有恐龍的設計、 彼得 × 英倫 (Peter England) 擔任場景設計/投射形象、約翰 × 雷文 (John Rayment) 負責燈光設計、 占士 × 伯勒 (James Brett) 為匯演譜曲及華納 × 布朗 (Warner Brown) 主力編劇。

<與龍同行 震撼舞台>公演日期及時間,詳情如下:

英文版

20101222晚上 7

20101223下午 3 及晚上 730

20101225下午 3

20101227 日上午11

20101229 日晚上 7

20101230 下午 3 晚上730

201112上午11時及晚上 7

中文版

20101224 日下午3及晚上730

20101225 晚上730

20101226 下午 3 及晚上 730

20101227 下午 3 及晚上 730

20101231日下午3 晚上730

201111 下午 3 及晚上 730

201112 下午 3

(:紅色為新加場次)

2007年起<與龍同行 震撼舞台>已於全球超過142個城市演出超過1200場,入場觀眾達五百二十萬,更榮獲多個國際獎項。今年,<與龍同行 震撼舞台>展開首次亞洲之旅,早前於日本、台灣及泰國等地演出,場場爆滿,已在亞洲掀起一股恐龍熱潮。

<與龍同行 震撼舞台>適合一家老幼,任何年齡人士入場。最後倒數六周,觀眾萬勿錯過,演期由20101222201112,於香港亞洲國際博覽館演出(乘搭機場快綫到亞洲博覽館,由中環市中心至博覽館站,全程只需28分鐘),門票$195起,演期有限,欲購從速。售價及查詢:31 288 288 / www.hkticketing.com官方網址,請瀏覽 www.dinosaurlive.com.hk

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WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular was originally produced in Australia by Gerry Ryan, Malcolm Cooke and Jill Bryant and is brought to the United Kingdom by The Creature Production Company.

Walking with Dinosaurs word mark & logo TM & © BBC 1998

Accompanying photos to be credited: Photography by Joan Marcus copyright CPC 2008