December 10, 2011  •  Gertie & Mary  •  Articles - Save the Children - Videos

The animals on “FarmVille” have come to life in an animated film starring actress Jennifer Garner.

No, social games maker Zynga Inc. isn’t going Hollywood as rumored on the Internet a couple of months ago, at least not yet.

Rather, Zynga has released an animated “FarmVille” short to promote a holiday campaign to raise money for the Save The Children organization through the sale of virtual goods within the game, like a holiday pony, a teddy bear tree or a peppermint lollipop crop.

Zynga also has holiday-themed promotions running in its other social games. Here’s one that might cause “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin to get kicked off another plane – his favorite word game “Words with Friends” has a holiday-themed board.

Zynga posted part one of “A Very FarmVille Christmas” on Friday and said part two will come out sometime before Christmas. Speaking of raising funds, Zynga officials wouldn’t comment on reports the San Francisco company is set to start selling stock next week.


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