Universal is marking its 100th business anniversary in 2012 with a celebration of its history and a commitment to the future of 13 classic films. In addition to unveiling an updated logo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98iTbFqRuM), issuing special-edition Blu-ray movie packages and hosting premieres and theme-park special events, Universal’s yearlong centennial celebration (http://Universal100th.com) includes undertaking the complete restoration of 13 films that spotlight the studio’s history.

The films are:

  • “All’s Quiet On The Western Front” (1930)
  • “Dracula” (1931 English version)
  • “Dracula” (1931 Spanish version)
  • “Frankenstein” (1931)
  • “The Bride of Frankenstein” (1935)
  • “Buck Privates” (1941)
  • “Pillow Talk” (1959)
  • “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962)
  • “The Birds” (1963)
  • “The Sting” (1973)
  • “Jaws” (1975)
  • “Out of Africa” (1985)
  • “Schindler’s List” (1993)

Congratulations to Universal on its centennial anniversary! Thank you, too, for the anniversary gift you’re giving to movie fans: Investing in the future of these important films so they can be enjoyed for the next 100 years. Please pass the popcorn!

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