Dubai, April 4, 2023 —As part of its centennial campaign Celebrating Every Story, Warner Bros. Discovery has unveiled its collection of global products, content, and experiences honoring Warner Bros. Studios’ 100th anniversary on April 4, 2023. The commemorative offerings celebrate the company’s milestone birthday and includes toys, apparel, collectibles, concerts and more that showcase key moments in Warner Bros.’ rich history — from its beginning with “Casablanca” to Looney Tunes to DC and everything in between.
“We are thrilled to be part of Warner Bros.’ storied legacy and to bring these commemorative products and experiences to our fans around the world,” said Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Discovery Global Brands and Experiences. “From our beloved franchises to a century of storytelling, this is an incredible opportunity for us to honor the past and build the future of Warner Bros. and bring these characters and stories to life in new and engaging ways. Our anniversary offerings will keep coming all year long so that our fans can be a part of Warner Bros. history and celebrate their fandom wherever they are.”
In the UAE, Warner Bros. Discovery launchesone-of-a-kind celebratory entertainment and event experiences that will immerse fans in “real life” into the world of Warner Bros.:
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabiwill be celebrating a centennial legacy of iconic storytelling and moviemaking as it takes a trip down memory lane to the greatest moments in Warner Bros. history starting this April. The indoor theme park will be entertaining guests with a unique live show inside the Warner Bros. Plaza featuring a special rendition of Warner Bros.’ 100th year presented by a group of singers, dancers and fan-favorite characters who come together to deliver an over-the-top party of the century!
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. For tickets,visithttps://www.wbworldabudhabi.com.
- Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.from WBDGTE and Fever will bring to life score tracks from some of the studio’s most celebrated films and television series with commemorative candlelight concerts in 100 cities worldwide, including Dubai. Featuring a range of music from the studio’s past and present, the program will include songs from “FRIENDS,” “A Star Is Born,” “Willy Wonka,” “Purple Rain,” “The Wizard of Oz,” and many more.
The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, May 6, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. For tickets, visit https://feverup.com/m/127282.
For retail, Warner Bros. Discovery partnered with brands in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe to launch bespoke 100th-anniversary products. Signed partners includeMcDonald’s Happy Meals, luxury children’s fashion group CWF, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Billieblush, BOSS, Zara, Lefties,Springfield and Primark. Iconic British footwear brand Dr. Martens is on-board and New Era has launched a new wave of iconic clothing and headwear. Cinereplicas in France, Pepco&LPP in Poland and Max Fashion in the Middle East will be launching bespoke WB100 collections that cover fashion, accessories, home and gifting. The Italian luxury lifestyle brand Montegrappa will celebrate the anniversary with a limited-edition fine art-crafted pen.
Fans can also purchase an exclusive collection of apparel, premium posters, home goods, and more, an ode to the classics featuring some of the film’s most memorable lines and moments. There will be collection drops throughout the year representing three eras: Classic, Nostalgic, and Modern.
From Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products (WBDGCP) comes new celebratory merchandise collections launching today on the company’s WB Shop with more coming throughout the year. Taken directly from the WB archives, the WB Shield Collectionfeatures a fun history lesson showing how the logo changed throughout the decades with products across categories — apparel, accessories, and home goods — emblazoned with the iconic shield logo that has identified Warner Bros. films, TV shows and content from 1923 to today.
The WB Shop will also be releasing a special Mashup Series, including apparel, home goods and collectibles,featuring beloved animated characters from Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry, taking center stage as the ultimate superfans dressed up as other legendary WB characters from favorite franchises and films including DC, “Casablanca,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Jetsons,” “Scooby-Doo,” “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Flintstones,” “FRIENDS,” “Enter the Dragon” and “Singin’ in the Rain.”
In addition to the WB Shop collections, WBDGCP has joined forces with top licensees to create exclusive centennial collaborations across all categories. For toys and collectibles, Funkohas introduced new Looney Tunes x Scooby-Doo mashup Pops! Also available now is the new line based on classic sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” with more Funko centennial collectibles to be released throughout the year.
From Running Press,Warner Bros.: 100 Years of Storytelling written by Mark Vieira with a foreword by TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz, features unforgettable stars and untold stories, plus rare images from the Warner Bros. vault. Available now for preorder. Exclusive signed edition available on the WB Shop while supplies last.
Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will also release a series of celebratory films and animation bundles on digital, Blu-ray and DVD, including four 25-film volumes and a 100 film collection (April 4) and “Best of” animation compilations from the most beloved Warner Bros. Animation franchises including “Duck Dodgers: The Complete Series” (available now), “The Looney Tunes Complete Platinum Collection” (April 11), “The Scooby-Doo 10-Film Collection” (April 11), and “The Looney Tunes 10-Film Collection” (June 6). Throughout the year, Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will also release remastered film titles available for the first time in 4K Ultra-High Definition, including the “Superman 5-Film Collection” (May 9), “Training Day,” (available now) “Cool Hand Luke” (April 4), “The Maltese Falcon” (April 4), “Rebel Without a Cause” (April 4), “Rio Bravo,” “East of Eden,” and special 50th Anniversary editions of “Enter the Dragon” and “The Exorcist” (dates to be announced). In addition, multiple themed digital film bundle collections will be available throughout 2023.
For more information on Warner Bros.’ 100th anniversary, please visit WB100.com.
About Warner Bros. Discovery:
Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery enEspañol, Hogar de HGTV and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.