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The Next Island is…Back Lot Island!



The lights, the cameras, the action! Β The newest island from Poptropica is called Back Lot Island and it looks like it’s going to be an exciting romp through Hollywood!


Why the doubt? Well, the image above was posted with the following on the Creator’s Blog:

“What’s the next Island going to be?” That’s the question we hear over and over when we talk to our fans. Well, if you want a hint as to what we’re working on next, the best thing to do is visit Sneak Peeks in the Daily Pop!

In Sneak Peeks, we post concept art and other work in development for unannounced Islands. If you’d been checking Sneak Peeks through January and February and seen images like the one posted above, you probably would have surmised that we were working on a movie-themed Island… long before we announced Back Lot Island!

Sneak Peeks is updated five days a week. All you need to do to check it out is to visit Poptropica and click on the “Daily Pop” icon to see the latest.

We’re usually working on more than one Island at a time. Can you guess what we might be working on next?

But then the post was taken down. So…is Back Lot Island the next island? It might be. I for one am hoping it is. Based on teaser images like the one below, it looks like it’s going to be really fun adventure that focuses on old Hollywood — classic movies, old-timey film stars and starlets, the heady days of studios, the works! And we can all pretend that it’s the island that we created together. There are a ton more teaser images on the Sneak Peek pages, so check them out. Β This is one of my favorites:



Why? At first glance it looks kind of boring. Mostly black and white, some basic shapes, a couple arrows. What gets me excited is it means we will probably get to act out one of the all time greatest scenes from any movie. Not sure what I’m talking about? Here’s a big hint:


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  1. 0_O…… WOW
    first comment?! Back lot island?! say wha?

  2. Back Lot Island? The concept of the island might be good, but I can’t believe there wasn’t a better name than Back Lot Island!

  3. The creators probably just borrowed our idea.
    Thanks to Brianna Hatcher she contacted them.
    I miss Brianna! :'(

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  4. I miss Brianna too! πŸ˜₯

  5. Yeah, but how can you be sure which plot they picked? It’s a little obvious that they would pick the winning one, but that’s too obvious. Poptropica always brings in the bangs. I was even a little dissapointed that they picked that name. I miss Brianna too, alot. Well, don’t you think life’s getting a little obvious, too?


  6. Haha! No twilight tarantula tricks us (if you’re wondering,Black Widow wrote this)!

  7. if you’re excited for the king kong reference, I’m excited because i think the balloon is balloon boy, and i think that means he’ll get save in the next island! πŸ˜€

  8. @young crown maybe they took the underdogone, or maybe a mixture of a couple. all i can hope is that if that IS actually what’s going on some remnants of my idea get chosen. i know it wasn’t much but i was like πŸ™ when i saw i wasn’t even up for vote.

  9. To negaman1020-I doubt it,but he’ll only be seen as a background character. πŸ˜›

  10. wow-eee.
    cool island idea. cool name? well…

  11. oh great. the “croods” is invading everywhere. man, I do NOT want to see that. I’d really rather stay home.
    so, in case y’all are wondering, i am one of the “not interested”(on the poptropica blog.)

  12. I really don’t see how the name Back Lot will refer to King Kong.

  13. @Wild Star: “Croods”, as in some of the newbies on this site? I’m not saying everyone on this site is a newbie, I know Grey Feather, Young Crown, and you. They’ve been on here for a little while now.

  14. @BS

    Am I still refered to as a newbie? Just wondering. I won’t be mad if you say yes. I only started commenting like a month ago. Before then, it was all watch and no talk. For me.

    @no one in particular

    I do miss Brianna. I never knew her but still. She seemed nice. I do believe she told the creators. It was one of her last posts I think.

  15. Oh and the Croods are a movie.

  16. I don’t refer you as a newbie.

  17. An island full of movies, acting, and Hollywood? YES!!!!!!! The one I’ve been waiting for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  18. Hi!

    Would anyone would listen to me?

  19. well uh… since you didn’t post this sooner, i have to wonder if you didn’t read this news about back lot island somewhere else, like the poptropica help blog, which posted about this the day it happened. if you did see the post on the creators’ blog before it got taken down, why didn’t you post it sooner? and if you did get this information from the phb, that’s fine and all, but you should have at least acknowledged them for the tip. i read both blogs, by the way, and mean no harm, but i just wanted to get this out there.

  20. “the croods” is a movie,not a nickname for newbies. how did you not get that from my comment? i was just saying i think it’ll be a bad one, in the moral sense of the word.

  21. Actually the Croods is a movie -_-

  22. yes, yes it is. I just think its bad. the only thing that intrigues me is the scenery.

  23. Well how am I supposed to know what Croods is?

  24. What happened to OUR Movie Island?

  25. ( sigh ) Not sure why but none of these new island appeal to me! I’m never excited with them. πŸ™

    Fascinating πŸ™‚

  26. I know right!? I rarely play Poptropica anymore, yet I still find the time to comment on here… I’m not saying that this place is terrible. You guys are all really nice, but I’ce been feeling like there’s something missing inside of me… I haven’t felt the same as I did when I first started commenting here over the summer.

  27. Hey!
    I’m Thalia!
    Hey Cool Kid! I had exams and I was busy studying so………………..
    Anyway, I’m back!


  29. Thaly!
    You’re back!
    I missed you!
    Please change your costume.

  30. Uh…Thalia?

  31. weird. First we make our own movie island then poptropica creators make a movie island.

  32. I like the idea of a movie island, but Back Lot Island is kind of a weird name…

    – the Bite is Rite ; )

  33. cool idea, but the name has almost nothing to do with the concept of the island unless the film studio was called the “black lot” or something..

  34. If anyone is wondering the name black lot refers to you working behind the scenes

  35. also i’m new


  37. I think Back Lot island will be fun because i like drawing but i think that Poptropica
    picked a bad name.lol <3

  38. Calm down S-Dragon!


  40. Oh. Back Lot island?? Really, they couldn’t think of a better name. Anyways…. isn’t Thalia Grace from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series???? Just Wondering. And its sort of weird that they are making a movie island after we made it up. Did some one contact the creators of poptropica??? just wondering again. And ummm I cant think of anything else to say but waffles are delicious sooooooo yah.

  41. sorry for spelling mistake mom got on too me for that .. what I was saying was that its out for people with memberships .so I have my membership do you guys?

  42. @ Thalia- OMG ❗ THALIA ❗ Hey ❗ Please reply back to this, please please, please. I’ll be waiting… I thought you’d never come back ❗

    Fascinating πŸ˜₯

  43. @ CK – Who is Thalia?

  44. @ CS- One of my bestest friends on this blog ❗ I can’t believe she actually came back ❗

    Fascinating πŸ˜›

  45. @ CK – Oooooooohhhh.

    Hai Thalia! Nice to meet you! πŸ™‚

  46. THALIA ❗