Movie studio mogul Universal has unveiled their 100th anniversary plans, which include several major restoration projects, a new logo, and other goodies. The company was founded in 1912 by a German-Jewish immigrant, Carl Laemmle, who managed a clothing store in Wisconsin. Since then it has grown to become one of the most recognizable cinematic brands the world over.
Part of the centennial festivities includes an extensive restoration on 13 of the studio's most well known titles. To Kill a Mockingbird
will see a 50th anniversary Blu-ray release — the first high-def one for the Robert Mulligan movie. Jaws
, All Quiet on the Western Front
, The Sting
, Out of Africa
, Schindler's List
, and the classic Frankenstein
will also be seeing updates.
You can catch a peek at Universal's new, animated logo in February if you check out The Lorax
— an adaptation of the Dr. Seuss tale — in theaters, where it will premiere before the feature. We've shared the static version above. Yep, looks pretty much the same so far.
The anniversary celebration will also include various social media campaigns — which hopefully means there's an opportunity to win free stuff (visit their website
, and Pinterest
accounts for more details) — theme park events, and other special promotions and activities throughout the year. Feeling the golden age of Hollywood, film-centric warm fuzzies yet?