This week in history: 30th December – 5th January

A large blue magaicians hat at the entrance of Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Taking inspiration from Disney’s ‘Fantasia’ the hat represents the new age of Disney Hollywood Studios

On January 5th, Bradley Cooper and January Jones were born in 1975 and 1978 respectively. For those who are slow on the maths side of things that makes Cooper, star of Silver Linings Playbook and the highly anticipated American Hustle, 39 years old tomorrow. And January Jones, star of the hit show, Mad Men will turn 36.

In 2010, the box office flop Did You Here About The Morgans? starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant hit UK cinemas. Grossing only £50 million worldwide, this movie definitely didn’t kick 2010 cinema off to a good start.

American Psycho starring our beloved Batman, Christian Bale, premiered in 2000 at the annual Sundance Film Festival.

The eighth most-popular theme park in the world changed its name on January 5th 2008 to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. For almost 15 years, the theme park was known as Disney-MGM Studios. The theme park takes inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s. The name change was done to reflect ‘how the park has gone from representing the golden age of movies to a celebration of the new entertainment that today’s Hollywood has to offer’.

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