Activision signs deal with DreamWorks

Activision announces that it has acquired the exclusive rights to develop games based on three of DreamWorks' upcoming animated movies.

Activision and DreamWorks have today announced that they've signed a multiyear, multiproperty publishing agreement that grants Activision the exclusive rights to develop and publish games based on the upcoming animated movies Sharkslayer, Madagascar, and Over the Hedge.

"We are thrilled to be working with DreamWorks on these exciting properties," said Ron Doornink, president of Activision. "Each of the three movie projects provides an ideal platform for the creation of exceptional video game franchises. This agreement represents a significant extension of our strategy to develop games based on the highest-quality intellectual properties and brands."

The first of the three movies to be released is Sharkslayer, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters in the fall of 2004. The movie is about a young fish named Oscar who shakes up the undersea underworld when, after being discovered at the scene of the murder of the son of the godfather of all sharks, he decides to play the hero by accepting responsibility for the assassination.

"Activision is at the forefront of taking great properties and extending them into cutting-edge game franchises," said Brad Globe, head of DreamWorks Consumer Products. "We couldn't be more pleased to be working with them on our upcoming properties."

We'll bring you more information on all three movie-inspired games as it becomes available.

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