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The Hershey Company developed the new experience over a period of two years, working with the Oscar award-winning character and effects company,
Jim Henson's Creature Shop,and
Ty Granaroli of Granaroli Design & Entertainment to bring the show to life. The Henson Digital Puppetry Studio is a proprietary technology that allows the company's world-renowned puppeteers to perform animated characters in real-time, which creates an unparalleled level of spontaneity and interaction between the audience and Hershey characters.
"With iconic characters, state-of-the-art technology, and a real-time 4D experience, the new show is unmatched anywhere else in the world," said
Amy Hahn, Vice President and General Manager of The Global Hershey Experience.
Hershey's Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D allows audience members to help their favorite characters,
Hershey ®, Reese ® and
Kiss ®, as they embark on a mysterious adventure in
Hershey's ® Chocolate Factory. "The cool thing about the new experience is that the audience is really the fourth star of the show," said
Reese. "The fate of chocolate is in their hands."
To watch the show trailer and meet the sweet stars, visit
About the Hershey Experience The Hershey Experience is the direct-to-consumer and experiential marketing division of The Hershey Company including
Hershey's Chocolate World Attractions
Hershey, Pennsylvania; Times Square;
Niagara Falls, Canada;
Singapore. The Hershey Experience also includes Hershey's Licensed Food and Merchandise and
Hershey's e-commerce initiatives.
Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction in
Hershey, Pennsylvania is the flagship experience for The Hershey Company and is the most visited corporate visitor experience in the world, featuring
Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour ® ride,
Hershey's Create Your Own Candy Bar attraction,
Hershey's Chocolate Tasting Adventure™ attraction and the largest selection of
Hershey's products found anywhere. HersheysStore.com is the online destination for unique chocolate products, gifts, apparel and collectibles. In addition, The Hershey Experience operates retail and e-commerce businesses for
Hershey's premium brands including
Scharffen Berger, Dagoba and
Mauna Loa brands.
About The Hershey Company The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in
North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in
Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and approximately 14,000 employees. With revenues of more than
$6.6 billion, Hershey offers confectionery products under more than 80 brand names, including such iconic brands as
Hershey's Special Dark,
Jolly Rancher and
Ice Breakers. The company is focused on growing its presence in key international markets such as
Brazil while continuing to build its competitive advantage in
the United States and
For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where its employees live, work and do business. Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of the company's global business strategy, which includes goals and priorities focused on fair and ethical business dealings, environmental stewardship, fostering a desirable workplace for employees, and positively impacting society and local communities.
Milton Hershey School, established in 1909 by the company's founder and funded by a trust administered by Hershey Trust Company, provides a quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. Students of
Milton Hershey School are direct beneficiaries of The Hershey Company's success.
About Jim Henson's Creature Shop™Jim Henson's Creature Shop
™ provides performed digital visual effects, animatronic creatures, animation and soft puppets to the international film, television, theater, live concert and advertising industries.
Los Angeles and
New York with satellite shop capabilities internationally, the Shop is known for designing and building some of the world's best-known characters including Elmo from
Sesame Street, Miss Piggy from
The Muppet Show, the Baby from
Dinosaurs, Rygel from
Farscape and the Skeksis from
The Dark Crystal. Other credits include
Where the Wild Things Are, The Hangover,Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the critically acclaimed television series
Farscape, 101 Dalmatians, and
Cats and Dogs. A recipient of more than 9 Emmy Awards
® for its outstanding work building puppets for
Sesame Street, the Shop also received an Academy Award for its visual effects work on the film
Babe and a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award
® for the Henson Performance Control System. The Shop's proprietary Henson Digital Puppetry Studio, a patented animation system that allows performers to puppeteer and voice digital characters in real time on a soundstage setting with multiple virtual cameras and a real time viewer, has received a Primetime Emmy
®Engineering Award as well as the
Computer Graphics World Innovation Award and the prestigious
Computerworld Honors 21 st Century Achievement Award,
recognizes innovative applications of technology that benefit society
SOURCE The Hershey Company