Disney to publish 'Chicken Little' video game

MUMBAI: Walt Disney Co. has decided to publish a range of video games on Chicken Little - the company's first-ever fully computer-animated film.

Disney's Buena Vista Games division said it would publish console, handheld and PC versions of games based on Chicken Little. This will be Buena Vista's first attempt on publishing a game itself for multiple platforms at the same time.

The move is regarded as a part of Disney's strategy to mount a bigger push in the video game industry. This step would set the studio apart from the approach now favored by its Hollywood counterparts of licensing their franchises to major game publishers, says reports.

"The Chicken Little games will be out along-side the movies in summer 2005," said Disney. The company plans to publish games based on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, later in 2005. This will be the first in the series of C.S. Lewis books on the mythical world of Narnia that Disney is turning into movies.

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