North Hollywood, Calif. - May 25th, 2004 - Walt Disney Internet Group today announced that its critically acclaimed Disney's Toontown Online is now available in UK (www.disney.co.uk/toontown). Hailed as the first downloadable massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, Disney's Toontown Online first launched in the U.S. in June 2003 and hit the Japanese market earlier this year.
Disney's Toontown Online has continued to gain marketplace momentum in the U.S. since its launch in June 2003 and has been attracting gamers of all ages and levels. The game has been recognized with numerous industry awards including: Game industry News' Family Game of the Year 2004; Computer Gaming World's MMPORG of the Year, 2003; the 2003 Webby Award as the People's Voice Award Winner in the Kids Category; and, the All Star Software Award from Children's Software Revue Magazine. Information and 3-day free trials of the domestic service are available at www.Toontown.com .
Walt Disney Internet Group
Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) provides strategic leadership and operational management for The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE:DIS) Internet properties including category leaders Disney.com, ESPN.com and ABCNEWS.com. A market leader in developing and distributing entertainment and informational content to new platforms, WDIG is committed to creating and delivering products for broadband distribution including: ABC News On Demand, a subscription video news service that offers the Internet's first 24-hour, live Internet-only news channel and top ABC News programs for on demand viewing; Disney Connection; and WDIG Motion, a proprietary video technology for broadband users. Through relationships with some of the world's largest wireless carriers, WDIG distributes content and services to wireless users under the Disney, ESPN and ABC brands. Additionally, WDIG has led the way in developing interactive content for televised programming through its Enhanced TV service. Steve Wadsworth is president of WDIG, which is headquartered in North Hollywood and has operations in Seattle, New York, Orlando, Fla., Tokyo and London.
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