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Gameloft Game for Sony Pictures Animation Mobile Deal

Gameloft announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Digital to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on OPEN SEASON, the first CG animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, as well as future Sony releases.

In OPEN SEASON, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. OPEN SEASON is scheduled for theatrical release on Sept. 29, 2006. In addition, Gameloft will produce mobile games for Sony Pictures Animation's second feature, SURF'S UP, scheduled for release in summer 2007.

"Animation has always been a creative medium in entertainment and we are thrilled to bring the imaginative world of CG animation from the movie screen to the mobile phones of fans around the world," said Michel Guillemot, ceo, Gameloft.

"Sony Pictures Digital is dedicated to taking great theatrical entertainment and characters and extending them into the digital marketplace," said Ira Rubenstein, svp, Sony Pictures Digital. "For OPEN SEASON, Gameloft, a company that has a solid background in creating mobile adaptations based on blockbuster films, is the perfect partner to bring Boog and Elliot's story to life for mobile gamers."

Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of videogames for mobile phones. Established in 1999, the company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Duesseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, New Delhi, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris. For more information, visit

Sony Pictures Digital, an operating unit of Sony Pictures Ent., consists of Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Online Ent. and The division produces stories, characters, images and experiences conceived, created, rendered and delivered digitally.

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