Studio produces animated episodes, videos-on-demand, national spots, and online game

Shelburne Falls, MA, September 6, 2006 – Pileated Pictures today announced that it recently wrapped production of a dozen animated episodes to support the launch of Trivial Pursuit DVD for Kids. The team at Pileated handled all aspects of production for Parker Brothers, owned by Hasbro, including animation, design, voice-over production, video post work, and DVD authoring.

Pileated Pictures also helped advertising agency, Grey Worldwide, with concept, design, and animation for two national spots, and three video-on-demand spots that will air on the Nickelodeon VOD channel. In addition, Pileated created animation and an online game for the Trivial Pursuit website.

An interactive DVD, Trivial Pursuit DVD for Kids matches wits with the game's wacky cast members (Mitch, Brad, Bobby and Lewis) as they take you through the instructions and each question. Just hit play on the DVD and the game will begin. (DVD player and television required).

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"Pileated worked very closely with Parker Brothers to ensure our vision was carried through every step of the way," said Rob Daviau, Producer and Trivial Pursuit DVD for Kids Lead Game Designer at Parker Brothers. "We're thrilled with the animation and the humor…their passion came through on the DVD, web game, and all the commercial spots."

All of the projects were animated using Adobe® Flash® technology and composited using Adobe After Effects®. Apple's DVD Studio Pro was used to author the DVD's. Original music was provided by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.

About Pileated Pictures

Pileated Pictures, LLC is an entertainment studio creating video games, character animation, concepts and stories. The studio develops customized solutions for clients, including videogames for a variety of platforms, broadcast animation, music videos, e-cards, and web sites. Clients include Hasbro, Parker Brothers, Sirius Thinking, Universal Records, MCA Records, Macromedia, LucasArts Entertainment, THQ, WGBH, The National Center for the Learning Disabled and GTECH, as well as recording artists Nelly, TLC, Lisa Lopes, Master P, the Cash Money Millionaires and Britney Spears. Pileated Pictures' team includes veterans of LucasArts Entertainment, Pixar, ILM, and the television show "Seinfeld." The studio also creates and licenses its own original material. For more information visit or write to

About Hasbro

Hasbro is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world. For more information visit