Hollywood Celebs and Popular Characters Make Appearance at Gaylord Texan Resort for Dreamworks Animation's Puss in Boots Movie Premiere

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Puss In Boots Stars Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Promote New Movie

DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels with Shrek and Po

...We look forward to families across the country this year being able to share their holidays at Gaylord Hotels with Puss In Boots, Kitty Softpaws and all of their DreamWorks friends. - Colin Reed, Gaylord Entertainment Chairman and CEO

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, an excited crowd of invited guests, celebrities and even furry characters attended a red carpet premiere of the new DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) film Puss In Boots starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Area. The movie tells the story of Puss in Boots the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw and his adventures with Kitty Softpaws.

The festive evening began with a celebratory VIP reception at the Gaylord Texan Resort with the movie’s big stars, Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. Also in attendance of the Spanish-themed event (to honor Puss in Boots himself) the many invited guests and local celebrities were entertained by flamenco dancers and enjoyed Spanish-style music, food and drink.

Gaylord Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO, Colin V. Reed was also in attendance. “Visitors to the Gaylord Texan will be able to watch this incredible movie right here in our own 3D theater in just a few weeks -- and also in our Gaylord Palms Resort,” said Reed. “As a matter of fact, we look forward to families across the country this year being able to share their holidays at Gaylord Hotels with Puss In Boots, Kitty Softpaws and all of their DreamWorks friends. Working with the DreamWorks Animation team to bring these characters to our hotels has been a true pleasure and we can’t wait to share them with all of our guests.”

Banderas and Hayek also addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming and expressing their excitement and support for this new movie.

The VIP event celebrated the release of this much-anticipated film, but also the marketing alliance between DreamWorks Animation and Gaylord Entertainment. “It’s like Los Angeles or New York in Dallas and it’s happening at Gaylord.” said Rich Maradik, Chief Marketing Officer at Gaylord Hotels, “The Puss In Boots party is meant to formally kick off the multi-year partnership.”

The DreamWorks Experience at Gaylord Hotels officially opens next month. Along with traditional Christmas offerings, the Christmassy DreamWorks Experience package will offer guests an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite DreamWorks Animation characters including a 3-D theater experience (at Gaylord Palms in Orlando and Gaylord Texan in Dallas) where guests are treated to a paparazzi-lined, red-carpet arrival showing of Puss In Boots while rubbing shoulders with DreamWorks stars like Shrek, Princess Fiona, Alex and the star of the show, Puss in Boots himself. Travelers can book their Christmassy DreamWorks Experience by visiting http://www.DreamWorksExperienceAtGaylordHotels.com.

About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland, which just celebrated its year anniversary in April 2009. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit: http://www.gaylordhotels.com, or http://www.gaylordhotels.com/mediaroom.

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