May | 2018 | Red Robot


Meghan Trumps British Royal Family

LONDON,UK – Top Trumps today crowns Meghan Markle as: ‘The New People’s Princess.’. 

The stunning Royal bride-to-be trumps ALL of her very soon to be new family – including the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana – in a brand new Royal Wedding Top Trumps pack, that hits shop shelves tomorrow (Wednesday 9th May 2018).

Meghan is described in her Top Trumps citation as “a modern Royal for a modern age” .. as she is also crowned as both Queen of Style AND Queen of Hearts.

Meghan’s Mega Top Trump scores:

        • TOP TRUMP! :  She reigns supreme – alongside Princess Diana – in a People Person section, notching a perfect 10.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  Meghan beats Duchess of Cambridge in a ‘Style Icon’ listing in the pack, also scoring a maximum 10 out of 10 and being declared in her Top Trumps citation as: ‘The Queen of Style’.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  The former actress also takes top billing in a Big Day Rating category, along with her husband-to-be Prince Harry. Each score 100 out of 100.
        • TOP TRUMP! :  So that’s THREE of the game’s FIVE sections she tops – making her the highest ranked of all 30 cards in the pack.
        • TOP TRUMP! : Top Trumps boss Tom Liddell says he can’t recall a pack in Top Trumps’ 41-year history where one person has so dominated a deck.

Top Trumps has for more than 40 years been a cool cult classic, capturing the heartbeat of the public across more than 1,000 different topics from Dr Who to Dinosaurs and Harry Potter to Pop Stars.

The pack also sees dedicated cards to: Harry, The Queen, William, Kate, the new Royal baby Prince Louis  Diana, Charles, Meghan’s parents, Camilla, a Commoners card, The Spice Girls, Ed Sheeran, The Rings, The Dress and The Corgis AND US President Donald Trump.

Prince Louis just makes it into the pack! He joins his brother and sister, having been born only weeks before the wedding!

The Dorgis/Corgis vs Dexter the Cat – there’s animal rivalry at the royal wedding, but who trumps who??

Shows: London, UK

00:00 – 07:20 – Slates

07:20 – 17:04 – London GV’s

17:04 – 01:34 – Street Vox Pops – public playing Top Trumps with giant cards

01:38 – 02:05 – Soundbite (English) –  Tom Liddell – CEO, Top Trumps

“So Top Trumps is a card game famous all around the world and famous for rating popular culture. Everything from dogs to dinosaurs, from planes to presidents,  we’ve even got a card for Donald Trump. What we’re working on the moment though  is the Royal Wedding, obviously the biggest event of the year and we’re currently working on the deck with Harry and Meghan ready for the big day, May the 19th”.

02:10 – 03:17 Soundbites x5 (English) –  Claire Simon – Global Marketing Manager, Top Trumps

Soundbite 1:

“So this was a hard pack to rate, but Meghan trumps the Royal Family, she’s overtaking Kate on style and she’s up there with Princess Diana on “People Person”, she is the Top Trump” .

Soundbite 2:

“So we put Donald Trump in the pack because there has been lots of speculation about whether he will or won’t be invited to the wedding, turns out Meghan and Harry decided not to          put him on the Guest List, so we popped him in the pack but gave him a “Big Day” rating of zero, but does come up high in “VIP” rating only just being Trumped by The Queen”.

Soundbite 3:

“ The Royal Wedding is the biggest event of the year, everyone’s talking about it globally and it’s a big moment in history, it’s the ultimate fairy tale”.

Soundbite 4:

“It’s Hollywood meets royalty and there is an all star cast. We’ve got a Prince Charming – Harry who meets Hollywood star – Meghan, there’s The Queen, Prince Charles and even The Spice Girls. I t’s got everything”.

Soundbite 5:

“We rated the Royal Wedding using five categories, “VIP”, “Age”, “People Person”, “Style” and “Big Day Rating”.

03:22 – 03:38 GV’s Graphic Design working on card design

03:38 – 03:52 CU Hands shuffling pack of Royal Wedding Top Trump Cards

03:52 – 04:50 – Graphics of some of the cards in the pack

          1. Meghan Markle’s card
          2. Prince Harry’s card
          3. The Queen’s card
          4. Prince Philip’s card
          5. Prince Charles’ card
          6. Prince William’s card
          7. Camilla Parker Bowles’ card
          8. Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge’s card
          9. Prince George’s card
          10. Princess Charlotte’s card
          11. Prince Louis’ card
          12. Princess Diana’s card
          13. Donal Trump’s card
          14. The Spice Girl’s card
          15. Sir Elton John’s card
          16. Serena Williams’ card
          17. Ed Sheeran’s card
          18. The Corgis’ card
          19. St. George’s Chapel’s card
          20. The Dress’ card
          21. The Ring’s card
          22. Dexter The Cat’s card

04:55 – 05:31 Soundbite (English) –  Tom Liddell – CEO, Top Trumps

“ So Top Trumps – we are the World’s coolest games company. We make everything from “Game Of Thrones Risk” to “Super Mario Match”, from “Harry Potter Cluedo” to “Beatles Monopoly”, we’ve been around over forty years. I think we reckon we’ve sold a hundred million units to shops around the world, you can buy our games everywhere from Walmart to Harrods and from the Sydney Opera House store to the skyscrapers of New York City. What we’re probably most famous for though, is our card game Top Trumps”.

05:36 – 06:08 GV’s of the London Top Trumps Office including shots of current games.

Cornwall, UK

06:12 – 06.38 GV’s Printing and packing of the Royal Wedding Top Trumps Cards.

Windsor, UK

06:43 – 07:04 GV’s Windsor Castle.

07:06 – 0708 Contacts Slate.



Microsoft Reveals New Tools And Services to Help Developers Infuse AI Across Any Platform

SEATTLE, USA — May 7, 2018 — Today at Build 2018 Microsoft leaders showcased new technologies to help every developer be an AI developer, on Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and across any platform.

At the company’s annual developer conference, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, shared how the company is leading the way to address the enormous opportunity and responsibility that AI is bringing to every developer and organization on the planet.

Nadella announced a new $25 million, five-year program, AI for Accessibility, aimed at harnessing the power of AI to amplify human capabilities for more than one billion people around the world with disabilities. The program includes grants, technology investments and expertise, and will incorporate AI for Accessibility innovations into Microsoft cloud services.

Other highlights include how Microsoft is:

– Creating advancements in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud

– Harnessing the power of data and AI development for a new era

– Enabling richer experiences with mixed reality capabilities

– Giving developers the flexibility to create on any platform in any language

Advancements in the intelligent edge and intelligent cloud

Smart devices are proliferating in homes and businesses across the globe, with more than 20 billion expected by 2020. These devices are so smart, in fact, they are powering advanced ways to see, listen, reason and predict, without constant connectivity to the cloud. That is the intelligent edge, and it is opening opportunities for consumers, businesses and entire industries, from the operating room to the factory floor. Today Microsoft is announcing new capabilities for developers to extend to the edge:

– DJI, the world’s biggest drone company, is partnering with Microsoft to create a new SDK for Windows 10 PCs, which will bring full flight control and real-time data transfer capabilities to over 700m Windows 10 active devices globally. DJI and Microsoft will co-develop solutions leveraging Azure IOT Edge and Microsoft’s AI services to enable new scenarios across Agriculture, Construction, Public Safety and more.

– Microsoft announced a joint effort with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to create a vision AI developer kit running Azure IoT Edge. This solution makes available the key hardware and software required to develop camera-based IoT solutions.

Data and AI development for a new era 

Using the power of data, machine learning and cognitive intelligence, developers can build and manage AI-rich solutions that transform the ways people work, collaborate and live.

– Project Kinect for Azure, a package of sensors, including our next generation depth camera, with onboard compute designed for AI on the Edge. It will empower new scenarios for developers working with ambient intelligence. It can input fully articulated hand tracking and high fidelity spatial mapping, enabling a new level of precision solutions.

– Speech Devices SDK delivers superior audio processing from multi-channel sources for more accurate speech recognition, including noise cancellation, far-field voice and more. With this, developers can build a variety of voice-enabled scenarios like drive-thru ordering systems, in-car or in-home assistants, smart speakers, and other digital assistants.

– New updates to Bot Framework and Cognitive Services will power the next generation of conversational bots enabling richer dialogs, and full personality and voice customization to match the company’s brand identity.

Multi-sense and multi-device experiences 

Microsoft demonstrated mixed reality capabilities to enable richer experiences that understand the context surrounding people, the things they use, their activities and relationships:

– Microsoft Remote Assist allows customers to collaborate remotely with heads-up, hands-free video calling, image sharing, and mixed reality annotations. Firstline Workers can share what they see with any expert on their Microsoft Teams contact list, while staying hands on to solve problems and complete tasks together, faster.

– With Microsoft Layout, customers can design spaces in context with mixed reality. Import 3D models to create room layouts in real-world scale, experience designs as high-quality holograms in physical space or in virtual reality, and share and edit with stakeholders in real time.

Modern tooling and experiences for any platform in any language 

Microsoft is empowering developers to build for the new era of the intelligent edge, across Azure, M365 and other platforms, using the languages and framework of their choice.

New Developer Opportunities with Microsoft 365

Microsoft announced new opportunities that help developers create smarter ways for people to work, including new tools that give them the flexibility to design experiences in the languages and frameworks of their choice. Microsoft 365, combined with insights from the Microsoft Graph, empowers developers to build intelligent applications. New tools include:

– Windows Machine Learning, a new platform that enables developers to easily develop Machine Learning models in the Intelligent Cloud – and then deploy them offline and in high-performance to the PC platform.

New Microsoft 365 experiences empower customers to do more 

Microsoft introduced a set of technology experiences that address a more mobile workforce, including streamlining mobile Windows experiences across a variety of devices and platforms as well as better blending web and app experiences. These new experiences include:

– The new Your Phone app enables a window into a user’s phone right from their PC for seamless transition of content like messages, photos and notifications across shared customers devices. The Your Phone app will begin to roll out to the Windows Insider Program this week.

– Adaptive Cards now supported within Microsoft 365 enable developers to create rich interactive content in messages coming from their apps, bots, or services into Teams and Outlook. As a result, people can approve expense reports or comment on an issue in GitHub directly within a Teams chat, or even pay bills directly in email.

Shows: Seattle, USA

– Soundbites from Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO

– Footage showing Microsoft projects focused on Accessibility

– Footage showing the Cortana and Alexa Collaboration

– Footage showing Intelligent Edge; a drone leveraging Azure IOT Edge and Microsoft AI services detects faults in an industrial pipeline

– Footage showing Intelligent Workplace

– Footage from Build 2018 in Seattle

Other: Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

The full press release and additional assets can be found on the Microsoft News Center.

Monsters Kick Off Summer Vacation By Cruising Into Cannes Film Festival To Launch A Sneak Peek From “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation”

CANNES, FRANCE – Drac’s Pack splashed down in a dazzling and colorful parade to kick off their monster vacation at the start of the 71st Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Pier on May 7, 2018.   

Following the aquatic procession and photo call along the French Riviera, director Genndy Tartakovsky, alongside some of the film’s international voice talent, debuted a new sneak peek from the upcoming summer film, “Hotel Transylvania 3:  A Monster Vacation.”  The movie opens in theatres worldwide starting in late June through August 2018.

The parade was quite the spectacle and featured many of the beloved characters from the film as well as some new additions, including the mysterious ship captain Ericka, who cruised into the festival in a series of colorful themed watercrafts.   The monster parade also featured a boat-load of Gremlins, waterskiing Zombie Bellhops, and thrill-seeking Witches riding a precarious banana boat.

Director Genndy Tartakovsky was joined by the movie’s international voice talent including Anke Engelke (voices “Ericka” in Germany), Rick Kavanian (“Drac” in Germany), Janina Uhse (“Mavis” in Germany), Raya Abirached (“Ericka” in the Arabic language) and Lesia Nikitiuk (“Ericka” in Ukraine).

The event culminated with Tartakovsky pushing a coffin-shaped button to launch content from the film across the internet — an airplane sequence where the Gremlins take charge. Sony Pictures Animation’s sneak peek at “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation” debuted globally and simultaneously on YouTube and YouTube kids. Find it at

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In Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation,” join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all.

Sony Pictures Animation presents “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.”  Featuring the voices of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, and Mel Brooks.  Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Imagery and Animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks Inc. 

Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation produces a variety of animated and family entertainment for audiences around the world.  The studio is following its worldwide comedy hits—the record-breaking monster comedies Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2, the hybrid live action/animated blockbusters The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, and the mouth-watering Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs movies—with the fully animated reboot Smurfs: The Lost Village available on digital and Blu-ray now; a surprising and comic take at the secret world inside our phones with The Emoji Movie now on Digital HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD; the inspirational The Star now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Next will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation from director Genndy Tartakovsky in July 2018; the groundbreaking animated feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse from the minds of Chris Miller and Phil Lord in December 2018; and the animated musical Vivo, featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in November 2020.  The studio, in conjunction with Aardman Animations, has produced two critically acclaimed feature films:  the CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas; and the Academy Award® nominated stop-frame animated high-seas adventure, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.  In 2007, Surf’s Up also received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Animated Feature Film; a sequel entitled Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania is now available on digital and DVD.  The division, whose first feature film Open Season led to a very successful movie franchise including the brand new Open Season: Scared Silly now available on digital, DVD and Blu-ray, was founded in 2002.  Sony Pictures Animation is a division of the Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group.

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