BURBANK, Calif. — (November 1, 2006) — Handheld video game players have a chance to help Santa rescue holiday cheer. Disney today announced that "Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" is available in the United States for the Game Boy Advance. In time for the upcoming feature film release of the same name, "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" allows players to enter the enchanted world of Santa Claus and his elves, and save Christmas from Jack Frost. Published by Buena Vista Games and developed by 1st Playable Productions, "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and is available for $19.99.
The theatrical release of the newest film in the Santa Clause franchise, "Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," is set for November 3, 2006.
"'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' lets fans of the hit film franchise experience the fun of taking on the role of the big man in red in order to save Christmas," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Buena Vista Games. "Kids will especially enjoy the toy-building challenges and fun, festive scenery."
"Walt Disney Pictures Presents The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" features three different modes of gameplay, including saving Christmas from Jack Frost, building toys with the elves, and delivering presents via blustery sleigh rides with Santa. Overcome treacherous falling icicles, evil snowmen, powerful gusts of wind and perplexing puzzle-based challenges as you explore the North Pole, Santa's Workshop and other festive, wintry locales. Collect snow globes and milk and cookies to unwrap special bonus features, and find power-ups such as hot cocoa and candy to help Santa and his elves complete their mission.
About "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" film
Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause." Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin – AKA Santa – as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short), who is trying to take over the "big guy's" holiday. At the risk of giving away the secret location of the North Pole, Scott invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin) to share in the holiday festivities, and upcoming birth of baby Claus with expectant wife, Carol, - AKA Mrs. Claus - (Elizabeth Mitchell). Along for the adventure are Scott's extended family, son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), ex-wife Laura Miller (Wendy Crewson), her husband, Neil Miller (Judge Reinhold) and their daughter, Lucy (Liliana Mumy) who together with head elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin), foil Jack Frost's crafty scheme to control the North Pole.
About Buena Vista Games
Buena Vista Games, Inc. (BVG) is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). BVG publishes, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with third-party interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. For more information, please log on to www.bvg.com.
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