Wednesday, April 29, 2020

April 2020's movie and music billboards entertain L.A.'s sprawling skyline...

The coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed the world we're living in on a daily basis, forcing cinemas to close temporarily and live concerts and festivals to be cancelled and postponed due to health and safety concerns. Hollywood studios and events companies are adjusting to the new normal, but that doesn't mean the city skyline has been any less filled with billboards for new movies and recording artists.

Movie billboards
Trolls World Tour 3D movie billboard
Universal Pictures reaction to theatre closures was to release its animated Trolls: World Tour on-demand the same day as it was to have opened on the big screen, much to the anger of cinema chains across the country.

Apparently the digital streaming has been a big success, no doubts with parents hoping to appease their homebound kids with new content to distract them for an hour or two.
Trolls World Tour 3D film billboard
Regardless of the politics of the escalating situation there's no doubt that the outdoor advertising campaign was also a big success with all the colourful character billboards rocking out all over L.A.

If you like these extra-dimensional 'Branch and 'Queen Barb' examples, make sure you check out these other eye-catching Trolls: World Tour billboards.
Scoob movie billboard
And speaking of changing plans, the new Scooby-Doo animated movie from Warner Bros. Studios was headed to cinemas this May, but now Scoob! will make its debut on-demand too.
Peter Rabbit 2 Runaway movie billboard
When the scale of the pandemic came into focus, some studios decided to push their planned theatrical movie releases to later in the year like with the Peter Rabbit sequel.
Wonder Woman 1984 WW84 wall mural ad
And the Wonder Woman sequel set in the 1980s, WW84, has moved from June to August, or at least that's the plan for the blockbuster superheroine.
Coffee and Kareem movie billboard
Obviously streaming services have seen a big boost to their platforms from this virus, and this April Netflix was offering up the comedy buddy movie Coffee & Kareem.
Extraction movie billboard
Plus Chris Hemsworth was starring in the new action thriller comic book adaptation, Extraction, this month.
Tigertail Netflix film billboard
With the docu-series Tiger King being a big hit for the streaming giant, no doubt the original indie flick Tigertail by Alan Yang (named for the Taiwanese village his father left behind) may also turn a few heads this month.
Banker AppleTV movie billboard
Apple TV+ was also hoping to attract new subscribers this month with new films like The Banker starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson and based on a true story.
Bad Education HBO movie billboard
Premium cabler HBO was delivering the star power this month with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney in the biographical crime-comedy movie, Bad Education.
Natalie Wood What Remains Behind documentary billboard
And the teasing a new Natalie Wood documentary, What Remains Behind, about the life and death of the actress married to Robert Wagner.
Giant Disney+ 2020 billboard
As I mentioned earlier, streaming services are trying to make the most fo this situation we find ourselves in, and with their theme parks closed and new theatrical releases on hold, Disney+ was giving its streaming service some super-sized ad support along the Sunset Strip this April.
Giant HBO Max billboard
They and all the other streaming platforms will soon face some competition from the new HBO Max, which with be the home of sitcoms like Friends, The Big Bang Theory and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, cartoons for kids and grown-ups alike, DC superhero movies and television shows, blockbuster movies and beloved cinematic classics.

Music billboards
Coachella 20 Years in Desert billboard
In the world of music, you may not have been able to attend the Coachella Music and Arts Festival this April, but at least you could watch the 20 Years in the Desert YouTube documentary.
Dua Lipa future nostalgia Spotify billboard
Music streamer Spotify was shining a spotlight on Dua Lipa and her new Future Nostalgia album.
Shania Twain Lets Go Vegas billboard
Country singer Shania Twain was highlighting her Las Vegas residency will be running through to December, so let's hope we'll be able to gather for concerts by then.
Summer of Tiesto Wet Republic billboard
And speaking of Las Vegas, superstar DJ Tiƫsto was planned to help open the new Wet Republic ultra pool at the MGM Grand this April.
Daydream with Aces billboard
Red Bull Records was going some outdoor support to girl group The Aces and their new single, Daydream.
Alec Benjamin Oh My God single billboard
Plus singer Alec Benjamin was in the skies for his new single, Oh My God, from his new album, These Two Windows.
Lady Gaga Stupid Love billboard
This billboard for Lady Gaga's latest single, Stupid Love, from her forthcoming and postponed album Chromatica was still providing a pop of colour this month.

Podcast and audiobooks billboards
Escape from Virtual Island Audible billboard
In the world of audiobooks, Audible was advertising its new audio comedy headlined by Paul Rudd, Escape From Virtual Island.
Disgraceland music true crime podcast billboard
Whilst if you love podcasts, Disgraceland was offering up a mix of music and try crime in the city skyline.

There may be a few blank billboard sites beginning to appear around the City of Angels, but as you can see there's still plenty of movie and music billboards still standing out.

Make sure you compare this cool collection with last April's eye-catching film and music billboards and stay tuned in the days to come for a snapshot of all the TV billboards also filling L.A.'s streets and skies this month.

Watch this space whilst you stay safe at home...

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