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Dr. Jimmy

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  1. Lenny the Wonder Cat is here to save us all!

  2. Whereas I would absolutely love to see either a Castlevania attraction or HHN house at Universal, I do have to point out that the Nintendoland would only be for actual Nintendo characters like Mario etc. Not every game available on the Nintendo system was actually owned and created by Nintendo. Castlevania was not a game made by Nintendo, but rather is owned by Konami.
  3. Last year there was Kong. A single attraction in one of the theme parks. This year there is an entire new theme park. I would not be surprised if they have moved everything up in order not to have any problems like last year. We may get our first announcements earlier than ever before.
  4. RIP BOB the Cat. July 4, 2004 - January 31, 2017. My dear little cat lost her fight with cancer. She is deeply missed.

    1. Ozian16

      Ozian16

      My deepest condolences. 

    2. Grime

      Grime

      Sorry to hear that Jimmy. We lost our dog Apollo to cancer on Thanksgiving this year. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Call me crazy, call me psycho, but Murdy may be using an awful pun with Writer's Block and we've all taken the bait.
  6. Or Charles and Checkmate are the same property. In the Q&A Murdy was asked if he would make a maze based on a Stephen King book or film. He said he would absolutely if he were allowed to - an open ended answer. He did not say " we can't we're not allowed to". The next question should have been "are you allowed to this year?" King famously will not give the rights to his books for haunts. But what about the rights to films based on those books? How much control does he have over the films? Particularly how much control would he have over film rights he sold at the beginning of his career before he became the power he is today? The Shining was shot by Stanley Kubrick for Warner Brothers and King has said many times he was not happy with the film. He had his "own" version made for television many years later. The rights would be controlled, I believe by the Kubrick estate and Warners. And they just succeeded in a difficult negotiation with Warners last year for The Exorcist - a property they had pursued for years and years. The contract allowed the maze in three separate HHN events last year. So Warners has now gotten into a comfortable place with Universal for HHN rights - could they have circumvented Stephen King entirely and got The Shining? As someone pointed out Murdy said he was surprised they are even doing Charles which would point to a property long thought impossible to acquire, and the elevator scene indeed fits quite well with what he had been saying as well. So why Charles? Charles is the name of the future King. Odds are if they have gotten The Shining it will be a shared IP, how could they not use it wherever they can? I'd expect it in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka like with The Exorcist. So could Checkmate be for The Shining as well? Checkmate is what you say when you finally take the King. All of this is, of course, mere speculation.
  7. Indeed. From just such a Q&A he gave on Twitter we now know that Charles contains an "iconic scene" that was very hard for him to realize in a maze. He says the code name refers to the property but is "personal". He also said about that one that he was surprised they got the property. Hmmmm. He also said Lemonade refers to something the filmmaker of the property said to him about the film. That at least reveals the property for the first maze IS a film, rather than a TV series like AHS.
  8. Murdy's second maze has the code name Charles. He has confirmed all the Hollywood mazes will be IPs again this year, but also that there are "no direct repeats". Last year all IPs used in Orlando were also in Hollywood, therefore there is a good chance of shared IPs this year.
  9. Murdy says the second maze for Hollywood is tricky. Trickier than any maze he's worked on before. Trickier than The Exorcist. Now, he's only talking about Hollywood, but we often share many of the IPs.
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