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Universal is going back in time to celebrate 35 years of the beloved film franchise – Back to the Future – starting today, on the iconic fan-created anniversary date captured in the film when Marty McFly travels back to the future: October 21, 2015. Over the next year, fans around the world will be treated to new, inspired-by merchandise across a variety of categories, theatrical re-releases, anniversary celebrations, digital content and more.

Today, YouTube Originals and Ample Entertainment launched the new learning series, “Could You Survive the Movies” – an exciting series dedicated to exploring the magic and science of cinema’s most iconic pop culture films, including “Back to the Future.” In each episode, YouTube creator and host Jake Roper takes you on an immersive journey into the world of a different movie; blending unscripted scientific exploration with narrative storytelling. In the premiere episode, Jake steps into the original 1985 film to find out if you could survive the massive pressure wave generated by a giant guitar amp, time travel paradoxes, and the electricity from a lightning bolt travelling through your body…all while desperately trying to get back to the future! “Could you Survive the Movies?”
 



New toy partner Playmobil has created a collection featuring fan favorite characters and vehicles including Marty McFly, Dr. Emmett Brown, the DeLorean Time Machine and more – coming in May 2020. Popular Funko POP! figures, a new themed board game from Ravensburger, collectible movie prints from Classic Stills plus other surprises from Hasbro, Mattel, 3D Retro Collectibles and more that will debut next summer.

Publishing program expands with new novelty formats from Running Press and Insight Editions, a new comic series from IDW Publishing, along with existing fan-favorites from other partners, such as: Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine – Owner's Workshop Manual, Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future, Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook and much more.

A lifestyle collection of apparel and accessories includes fun, retro looks that are still relevant today. Expected partners include Criminal Damage, Box Lunch, Dumbgood, Haus of JR, Hot Topic, Just Hype, Primark, Suavecito, Super 7, Zara and more. Rubies and FUN.com will have costumes for fan celebrations beyond Halloween. With a nod to the nostalgia trend, Universal has once again partnered with the Otis School of Design for a special “Back to the Future” collection designed by students to be presented at the annual scholarship and benefit fashion show in Spring 2020.

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… be on the lookout for theatrical events and the debut of the “Back to the Future” trilogy in 4K from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, as well as a celebration from Turner Classic Movies (TCM) later in 2020.

Fans won’t want to miss Back to the Future The Musical, directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, which opens for a 12-week run at the Manchester Opera House on February 20, 2020. The musical features a book by the film's co-creator and co-writer Bob Gale, and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri (who composed the score for the original 1985 film) and Glen Ballard.

The anniversary will be commemorated by Universal Parks & Resorts, key retail partners and more.

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Sooo, would this be a shinning tribute to the popularity of a milestone cinematic franchise, even after 35 years?

OR

Is it a bitter condemnation of modern day movie-making in that the modern movies are such garbage, we have to look back to the previous century to find something worth celebrating?

Maybe six of one, half a dozen of the other?

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1 hour ago, mako said:

Sooo, would this be a shinning tribute to the popularity of a milestone cinematic franchise, even after 35 years?

OR

Is it a bitter condemnation of modern day movie-making in that the modern movies are such garbage, we have to look back to the previous century to find something worth celebrating?

Maybe six of one, half a dozen of the other?

No, it is simply a nostalgia trip. Nostalgia is a very powerful emotional tool and these films are linked to that connection to our past. Much like our parents would have fond memories of musicals, westerns and noir films. It is completely disconnected to the state of hollywood films today. That being said, today's 20 year olds light up instagram with nostalgic feelings towards spongebob, Dragonball, and pixar films, the same way we do our classics like BTTF, Star Wars, Thundercats etc. The 8 year olds of today will be reminiscing of the MCU and Netflix when they are older. 

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One of the few mainstream movies that never generated  3.75 or 7 inch action figures, then or now. Plenty of Deloreans in 1/15 and 1/18 scales but no one to sit in them.

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On 10/21/2019 at 10:37 AM, mako said:

Sooo, would this be a shinning tribute to the popularity of a milestone cinematic franchise, even after 35 years?

OR

Is it a bitter condemnation of modern day movie-making in that the modern movies are such garbage, we have to look back to the previous century to find something worth celebrating?

Maybe six of one, half a dozen of the other?

You sound a little like an old man on a porch. There's a glut of trash being made these days for sure, but you can't honestly say that everything made in the 80's was BTTF level. And you'd be ignorant to say no movies being made today are worthy of acclaim. 

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18 hours ago, Thinwheat said:

You sound a little like an old man on a porch. There's a glut of trash being made these days for sure, but you can't honestly say that everything made in the 80's was BTTF level. And you'd be ignorant to say no movies being made today are worthy of acclaim. 

Wow, you sounded just like an arrogant millennial who thinks he has all the answers without even knowing what the questions are.

Funny how that worked out, huh?

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