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THQ To Relese 'Finding Nemo' For XB/PS2/GC

by Thomas on June 11, 2002 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT

THQ Inc. today announced that leading videogame creator Travellers Tales is currently in development on Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo for PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox. The games, which have been in development for several months, are scheduled for worldwide release day and date with the Finding Nemo theatrical debut in summer 2003. THQ’s interactive adventures based on Finding Nemo are the first under the Company’s exclusive, multi-property publishing agreement with award-winning interactive entertainment publisher Disney Interactive and the Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios.

Travellers Tales’ 15-year history includes work across nearly every game system for nearly every major game publisher including Nintendo, Sega, Sony Computer Entertainment and most recently, Activision and Universal Studios Interactive. The studio’s acclaimed portfolio boasts top-selling games based on many of the popular Disney/Pixar animated theatrical releases including Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and A Bug’s Life. The Travellers Tales website is at www.t-tales.com.

"Travellers Tales’ unparalleled experience both in developing compelling gaming experiences and working directly with the creative teams at Disney and Pixar make them the best possible studio to bring Finding Nemo to PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Xbox,” said Mike Rubinelli, vice president, product development, THQ. “With more than a year left in development, we are already seeing the underwater world of Finding Nemo come to life on the new systems in rich detail.“

“We are delighted to be combining our development expertise with THQ’s global publishing powerhouse,” said Jon Burton, Travellers Tales. “It is an honor to be working with the gifted teams at Pixar and Disney once again on what promises to be another blockbuster animated feature film release.”

Written and directed by Academy Award®-nominee Andrew Stanton, Finding Nemo is a visually stunning underwater adventure, following the comedic and eventful journeys of two fish - a father and his son Nemo - who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef.

About Pixar Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR, www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. In partnership with Disney, Pixar has created four of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy Award®-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); and the Academy Award®-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001). Pixar's four films have earned more than $1.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studios' next three film releases are Finding Nemo (summer 2003), The Incredibles (holiday 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005).

About Disney Interactive
Disney Interactive, Inc., a worldwide leader in the creation of innovative interactive entertainment, develops, markets and globally distributes a wide variety of interactive family-oriented entertainment, educational and sports CD-ROMs and video games. Disney Interactive is the multimedia arm of The Walt Disney Company's Consumer Products business unit. For more information on Disney Interactive's products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.

About THQ
THQ Inc. develops and publishes interactive entertainment software worldwide for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment, Nintendo and Microsoft. The THQ Web site is located at www.thq.com

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