THQ Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Wednesday they have reached a deal that gives THQ exclusive rights to create video games based on two upcoming DreamWorks films, "Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom" and "Puss In Boots," as well as the animated television show "The Penguins of Madagascar."
The agreement covers all console and handheld systems.
Doug Clemmer, a THQ executive vice president, said the deal reinforces the company's commitment to "reinvigorating our portfolio of licensed games for kids and families."
DreamWorks shares climbed $3, or 8.7 percent, to $37.60 in afternoon trading after the company received a Janney Montgomery Scott upgrade. The stock has ranged from $17.32 to $38.05 over the past year.
THQ shares lost 11 cents to $4.87.