Big Screen Disney Theme Rides Go Interactive
Interactive software publisher TDK Mediactive, Inc. has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with Disney Interactive to create games based on two upcoming Disney films that take their premises from well-known Disneyland theme rides. First up is the HAUNTED MANSION, which will make its way to the big screen in 2003. The theatrical release of HAUNTED MANSION will be supported by TDK Mediactive on most major video game platforms in time for Halloween and the holiday season. Following in 2004 is a major motion picture and major video game release based on the classic ride PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN. "We are pleased to be bringing these incredible Disney theme park attractions to life in the world of interactive games," said Vincent Bitetti, chief executive officer, TDK Mediactive. "As we look to 2003 and beyond to be the `sweet spot' for our industry, HAUNTED MANSION and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN theatrical releases will be incredible events with which to launch the game titles on a worldwide basis."