Blockbuster L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) have an alliance to promote the upcoming 3D movie Rise of the Guardians through an exclusive sweepstakes and special merchandising program. Blockbuster is hosting a “legendary” Scratch & Win Sweepstakes from now through December 31 st. The entertainment destination is also retailing exclusive Rise of the Guardians memorabilia, along with DreamWorks Animation movie titles such as franchise favorites Shrek and Kung Fu Panda. Rise of the Guardians comes to U.S. theaters in 3D today.
Rise of the Guardians tells the story of a group of heroes – Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, and Jack Frost – each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.
“DreamWorks Animation has been great to work with, and Rise of the Guardians will be a perfect movie for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season,” says Michael Kelly, President of Blockbuster. “With the crunch of the holiday shopping season always feeling too short, we’re excited to be able to offer Rise of the Guardians collectibles. Blockbuster is a one-stop entertainment destination this holiday season with all of the upcoming new releases just in time for the cold months.”
In addition to the early release of Rise of the Guardians merchandise, Blockbuster will feature a Rise of the Guardians Scratch & Win Sweepstakes. Now until December 31 st, customers can visit any Blockbuster store for a Scratch & Win card, to win a variety of prizes instantly. Customers can also take their card and head to www.blockbuster.com/win and enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip for four to Hawaii! No purchase necessary to enter.Rise of the Guardians merchandise available at Blockbuster stores through DreamWorks will include:
- Exclusive Blockbuster Rise of the Guardians Art
- Exclusive Blockbuster Rise of the Guardians 4-pack pins
- Exclusive Blockbuster Rise of the Guardians Key ring
- Rise of the Guardians Small Plush