updated 4/27/2011 7:05:52 PM ET 2011-04-27T23:05:52

Gaylord Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation are teaming up to provide live appearances of movie characters at the Nashville company's four resorts.

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The characters will include DreamWorks' "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" along with future films and characters from the studio.

Gaylord officials said Wednesday there will be character breakfasts, Christmas events, private birthday parties and other activities.

Gaylord has resorts in Nashville; Kissimmee, Fla.; near Dallas; and National Harbor, Md.

DreamWorks Animation creates animated feature films, television specials and other projects.

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