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Disney Enters Mobile Games Pact with Jam City


Jam City has signed a multiyear agreement with Disney to develop a slate of new mobile games based on hit Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios properties.

The deal will see Jam City take over as publisher of the popular Disney Emoji Blitz mobile game. Members of Disney’s Glendale games studio will join Jam City and continue to operate and grow Disney Emoji Blitz. Jam City will also develop new mobile games inspired by iconic characters and stories from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the first based on Frozen 2.

“Jam City is proud to be teaming with Disney,” said Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City. “Disney is the world’s leader in beloved characters and brands that have engaged generations of fans for decades. Jam City’s leadership in mobile entertainment based on iconic entertainment IP makes our company an ideal partner to develop a lineup of new mobile games with Disney’s most popular franchises.”

“While our licensing business for Disney Animation and Pixar games has grown over the last year and we have several top developers creating Disney games, this deal with Jam City represents a significant long-term opportunity for our games business and for the future slate of Disney and Pixar games,” added Kyle Laughlin, the senior VP of games and interactive experiences at Disney. “We can’t wait to see how Jam City and the incredibly talented team behind Disney Emoji Blitz will grow the already successful game and franchise, and how Jam City will bring their global reach and expertise in developing successful, enduring mobile games to the upcoming titles.”

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