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Movies

03/09/2021

Twenty Years of the Lord of the Rings

Friend of Fanattik Jonathan was pleased to see the recent image from the new Lord of the Rings TV series, so has written us a blog about the epic. It has been 20 years since Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, premiered in theatres in 2001. The next two instalments – The Two Towers and The Return of the King – followed suit in 2002 and 2003 respectively. The movie trilogy, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic novels, received outstanding worldwide acclaim, grossing $2.991 billion. It... Read More

05/08/2021

Fanattik x Universal

Universal Pictures is one of the oldest and most popular studios still working today. We at Fanattik have been working with Universal for a number of years now, creating products for some of the world’s biggest and iconic brands such as Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Jaws. We’re very pleased to have new renewed our license with them, meaning that Fanattik will be providing even more products for the brands you love, plus some new ones as well! Over the next 12 months, you’ll see some new releases from us featuring our classic... Read More

01/07/2020

7 Movies to Enjoy WITH Under 7s

Film fan, friend of Fanattik and mum of 3, Annabell, shares which films she actually enjoys watching with her young brood… As lockdown continues, and the summer holidays loom over the horizon, family entertainment is more crucial for survival than a Shaun of the Dead lock in at The Winchester. And whilst we would just love to pop Alien on, grab the bottle opener and enjoy some chest bursting cinematic masterpiece trips down memory lane, the idea of sorting out primary school children’s nightmares for the next 6 weeks doesn’t  sound like fun. However, there’s no need to despair... Read More

26/06/2020
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45th Anniversary of Jaws – how it invented the summer blockbuster.

 As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Jaws, friend of Fanattik, Oli Hancock, ponders the impact the film had on modern day cinema. Modern cinema wouldn’t be what it is without Jaws. A bold statement I know, but I’ll back it up! Many people would argue that it changed things for the worse, but whatever you think, a better film you will struggle to find. I’ll set the scene. The year was 1973 and The Godfather had become the biggest film of all time the year before. Peter Benchley’s novel Jaws was written... Read More

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Back to the Future The Musical

Anthony, our Chief Fanattik, has been a Back to the Future fan since he was 10 years old. His office features a Back to the Future poster, signed at London Comic Con in 2015 and when Fanattik first entered talks with Universal Studios to create gifts and collectibles for their film titles, Back to the Future was the driving force. One of Anthony’s favourite pieces to date is the pin badge, limited to 9,995 worldwide, that was designed by the incredibly talented Sam Gilbey and features the logo and the DeLorean time machine itself. In 2019, Anthony... Read More

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Celebrating 40 Years of Alien – A Reflection on the Classic!

In its anniversary year, we asked Alien Fanattik, Mark Ingram, to take us through his thoughts on the film franchise 40 years after it first hit the big screen.  You can let us know your thoughts too on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, using #AlienFanattik Alien 1979 and Ridley Scott releases ‘Alien’, a film that changes the science fiction genre. Not in the soap opera way of Star Wars fantasy, but in using characters we can relate to and putting them in a situation we could all imagine.  Setting the film on a spaceship was... Read More