DreamWorks Animation is teaming up with Regions Group of Companies to develop Europe's largest indoor theme parks in Russia.
Three cities have been earmarked - St Petersburg, Moscow and Yekaterinburg - with the parks due to open in 2015.
In each instance, the indoor parks will be part of a larger entertainment development featuring a mixed use movie and concert hall, 4D movie theatre, three-star 400-room hotel and a retail centre.
To give visitors a sense of being outdoors, the height of each park will be 35 metres (comparable to a 13 floor building).
Each will include attractions and character entertainment to bring to life franchises including Shrek, Madagascar, How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. The latest DreamWorks movie - Turbo - will also be featured. It is due for its worldwide debut in Russia on July 11th, even before the US (July 19th).
"Russia is one of the most important markets in the world for us," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. "All of us at DWA are extremely excited to work with Regions CG to be the first Hollywood studio to create not just one, but three theme parks in Russia.
"These parks are going to be groundbreaking cultural hubs that will give families the chance to truly enter the world of DreamWorks."
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