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This might be the one incarnation of Jurassic Park that doesn’t result in utter disaster — a man has built a miniature version of the film franchise’s titular attraction for his pet tortoise, Louie, in his backyard.
The owner, Oliver Turpin, wrote in the YouTube description: “I made a minature Jurassic Park for my Leopard Tortoise Louie. It has grazing areas with seeds planted to grow as the weather gets better, a pool for him to drink/swim about in, visitors center and the Jurassic Park Gates.”
You know the Minions. They’re the possibly lovable, definitely mischievous yellow creatures from the Despicable Me films who help Gru out with his evil (and not so evil) plans. Kids love them, and tomorrow marks the release of their new animated movie, appropriately titled Minions, which some Hollywood analysts expect to do Toy Story 3 numbers at the box office. Parents, on the other hand, aren’t so sure about them, especially now that their toy counterparts in McDonald’s Happy Meals are allegedly using curse words.
Bradley Merten, a concerned grandparent, spoke with WFTV 9 Eyewitness News in Orlando, Florida after becoming convinced his grandchild’s “Caveman Minion” toy was saying “What the f—.” According to the report below, the station investigated for two days, unable to come to consensus about what was being said before contacting McDonald’s.
Who needs Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk when you have Harry Potter?
Amid speculation as to what Disney’s announced $4-billion purchase of Marvel could mean to existing theme-park licenses, Universal Orlando today unveiled details for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a 20-acre addition to its Islands of Adventure.
The rights to the $265-million “theme park within a theme park” were secured from author J.K. Rowling in 2007, but NBC Universal has managed to keep information about the project a secret.