THE HISTORIC TALE OF UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD.

DVD_UniversalStudios[DVD: Theme Parkology – 2011 – 60 mins +bonus]. Universal Studios Hollywood is known for its fantastic films, spectacular attractions and the growth of its sister theme park in Florida, but did you know that it actually started with a trip to Chicago in 1905 by Carl Laemmle? It was this trip that gave Mr. Laemmle the inspiration to purchase one of many Nickelodeons that would eventually inspire him to create his own films, which ultimately encouraged him to build his own movie lot. Presented here is the historic tale of Mr. Laemmle’s journey in producing a motion picture empire. Witness the early years of Universal City’s successful horror films and explore the beginning of the Glamor Trams that shuttled guests through the movie sets at Universal Studios. See the many attractions that have come and gone, like the E.T. Adventure and Back to the Future – the Ride, and enjoy new attractions such as Jurassic Park – the Ride and the hilarious Simpsons Ride. This programme also includes an interview with Disney legend Bob Gurr, who worked on The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacular and the original King Kong attraction. Bob talks in detail about how he was contracted to do these rides and how they were constructed. ANDY SHINE SAYS: I enjoyed this programme and learned a few things along the way. The 12-minutes bonus features home movie footage of a trip to Universal Studios in 1976. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.