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    Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:32:30

    Will Ferrell Sets World Record for Larges Gathering of Superheroes - That's a category?

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    Will Ferrell and 1,580 of his closest costumed superhero friends united on Saturday, October 2 and made heroic history as they smashed the current Guinness World Records title for Largest Gathering of Superheroes. The..Largest...Gathering...of...Superheroes? That's a category? For real. I guess so! The Mega-event was open to caped crusaders everywhere and was hosted by DreamWorks Animation to celebrate the November 5 release of Megamind.

    "We just broke the record for the biggest gathering of super heroes to kick off Megamonth. If everyone would just stay in their costumes for all of October, we could break another one," said Ferrell on Saturday, after breaking the Guinness World Record. Congrats to Ferrell and his crew of record breaking cronies.

    The attempt commenced promptly at 10:00 AM as superheroes swooped into L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. To qualify for the record attempt, participants had to arrive dressed as an easily recognizable superhero that has appeared in a published book, comic, television programme or film, as stipulated by the record guidelines. A minimum of 1,501 superheroes were needed to break the previous world record. Wow, Ferrell and fans really took this promotion seriously.

    Will Ferrell, alongside Megamind, took to the stage at L.A. LIVE to lead his band of superhero supporters into the record books. The feat was witnessed by official Guinness World Records Adjudicator and Spokesperson, Stuart Claxton, who judged and verified the attempt adhered to the strict guidelines of the record category before he announcement that the record had been successfully broken.

    The world record setting event marked the kickoff of "MegaMonth," an official month dedicated to Mega-events across the country in celebration of the upcoming DreamWorks Animation release of Megamind, starring the voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.

    Where the hell was a caped Brad Pitt in all this?

    What superhero would you like to dress up as?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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