Walt Disney Co. has inked a multi-year mobile game development deal with Jam City, the companies announced Wednesday.
Terms of the deal between the Burbank entertainment and media giant and Jam City, in Culver City, were not disclosed.
Jam City is the mobile game studio that signed a deal with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in Burbank last year to develop “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.”
Disney’s Glendale Games Studio and its “Disney Emoji Blitz” game will become part of Jam City. Jam City will also develop new mobile games based on characters and stories from Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, with the first being connected to Disney’s “Frozen” sequel.
Kyle Laughlin, senior vice president of games and interactive experiences at Disney, said the deal with Jam City represents a significant long-term opportunity for the business.
“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,” Laughlin said in a statement.
Shares of Disney (DIS) closed Wednesday up 27 cents, or a fraction of a percent, to $117.12 on the New York Stock Exchange.