Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes guests closer than ever to the legendary entertainment they know and love like never before as they explore the iconic Warner Bros.’ legendary studio lot locations used in some of the world’s most popular movies and television series, including Best Picture Oscar winners “Argo” and “Million Dollar Baby,” the wildly successful “Pretty Little Liars” television series, and visit working sets and soundstages for an insider’s peek at Sheldon and Leonard’s apartment from “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and more.
A visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood also includes a stop at the innovative new addition to the Studio Tour, Stage 48: Script to Screen. The brand new soundstage offers visitors an unprecedented insider’s look at Hollywood with an interactive journey behind-the-scenes to truly explore film and TV production processes — from the earliest scripts and casting sessions to the final touches in post-production and the glory of awards season. Each component is represented step-by-step throughout the purpose-built soundstage.
“Stage 48: Script to Screen brings a completely new dimension to the Studio Tour and offers guests an opportunity to see how their favorite movies and TV shows were made — right on the studio lot where so many of them were created,” said Danny Kahn, Executive Director, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.
Among Stage 48’s various interactive elements exclusive to the Studio Tour is the opportunity for guests to re-enact a scene from “Friends” right on the iconic Central Perk set. While in the pre-production section, guests are also able to design their own Batmobiles and movie costumes. At the photo opportunity, which employs green screen technology just like in movie productions, guests can enjoy “flying” on Harry’s broomstick, riding Batpods from “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” and discover what it’s like to float in space with a spacesuit like those from “Gravity.” Guests can also learn about forced perspective as it was used in “The Hobbit” films, which makes one guest appear much larger than another on-screen, based on the positioning of the subjects and camera.
Additionally, the Studio Tour features newly enhanced elements throughout the experience, including specially recorded messages from the stars of “2 Broke Girls,” “Pretty Little Liars,” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” as well as new video montages highlighting the movies and television shows filmed over the years on the studio’s backlot sets.
The Studio Tour also includes a rare look inside the four-story Prop Department, featuring one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting, and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era, and the Picture Car Vault, which showcases vehicles from all seven “Batman” movies, such as the Tumbler from “The Dark Knight” series and the Bathammer from “Batman and Robin.”