GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) in conjunction with leading smartphone games publisher PikPok®, today announced the release of DreamWorks Dash n Drop for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, based on the CG animated film Rise of the Guardians, which arrives in theaters on November 21. The DreamWorks Dash n Drop app is available now for US$0.99 from the App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore and Google Play at http://play.google.com
DreamWorks Dash n Drop is a legendary sleigh riding game based on DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians. When there's trouble at the North Pole and gifts get scattered everywhere, it's time to embark on an epic adventure! Players will gather and deliver gifts to children everywhere as they dash through the evening sky in the Guardians' magical sleigh. Along the way, they'll collect elves, coins, power-ups and upgrades as they travel around the world, all while avoiding Pitch's army of Nightmare enemies.
"We are thrilled to add this fun and addictive pick-up-and-play game based on Rise of the Guardians to our ever expanding app portfolio" said Chris Hewish, Head of Global Interactive for DreamWorks Animation. "The film-inspired gameplay is easy to jump into but has layers of challenge, making it perfect for kids and parents alike."
"Collaborating with DreamWorks on this game has been an absolute joy" said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. "Dash n Drop brings to life all the fun and magic that DreamWorks has created in the Rise of Guardians film right onto your mobile device."
The launch trailer for the game can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDdxoWHOJaY
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 24 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. The Company's theatrical releases for the current year are Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians on November 21, 2012.
PikPok is a Smartphone and tablet developer and publisher of great games. With a portfolio of original, licensed, and third party developed properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to all consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and immersive audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple critically and commercially successful games including Flick Kick® Football, Flick Kick® Field Goal, Monsters Ate My Condo™, Bird Strike™, Slam Dunk King™ and more. Steal a moment, and play a game from PikPok. For more information on PikPok, please visit: www.pikpok.com
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