14th November 2011: There were oodles of noodles in Chinatown as DreamWorks Animation SKG set a new Guinness World Record for the longest line of bowls of noodles to celebrate the launch of KUNG FU PANDA 2 on DVD and Blu-ray. The line, made up of 1,288 bowls of cooked noodles, stretched down Gerrard Street, in the heart of Chinatown.
Staff from Leong’s Legends restaurant offered their services by cooking the noodles and helping place the bowls on the road in a task which took two hours to complete. The lead character in the movie, Po, famed for his love of noodles, placed the last bowl on the line and accepted the Guinness World Record certificate from the official adjudicator.
Paramount Home Entertainment marketing director, Lesley Henry, said: “Kung Fu Panda 2 is the best animated movie of the year and what better way to celebrate the launch of the DVD & Blu-ray than breaking a World Record! Fans of the movie will know that Po’s dad, Mr.Ping, runs a noodle restaurant so attempting to beat the world record for the longest line of bowls of noodles was a challenge we simply couldn’t resist.”
The #1 animated movie of the year, KUNG FU PANDA 2, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s spectacular follow up to the Academy Award®-nominated original, earned more than $650 million at the global box office, delighting viewers of all ages with its engaging story. Boasting an all-star cast of voice talent including Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Kung Fu Panda 2 is out today on DVD and Blu-ray Triple Play.
Notes to editors:
- The previous record was set at 1,181 bowls by Coca-cola in 2009
About DreamWorks Animation SKG
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for two consecutive years. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation ranks #6 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 21 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.