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Club Penguin Goes French

Following its success with millions of children and parents around the globe, the virtual world of CLUB PENGUIN has opened its igloo doors to the francophone community.

The new French language version of CLUB PENGUIN (www.clubpenguin.com/fr) is supported by francophone staff in Europe and Canada who understand the unique cultural references of the French audience and can provide timely and responsive moderation and customer support.

CLUB PENGUIN, which launched in English in 2005, is one of the largest and fastest-growing virtual worlds for children where they can explore, play games and interact with friends.

With its imaginative play environment, word filtering technology and live moderators who monitor chat and activity on the site and work to prevent the sharing of inappropriate or personally identifiable information, CLUB PENGUIN, a division of Disney Online, has built a reputation as a safe and secure online environment that provides fun for kids and peace of mind for parents.

CLUB PENGUIN is designed for 6 to 14-year-olds but is open to penguins of all ages. To waddle into the fun, players select a penguin avatar then head off to explore, play games and interact through chat and post cards. Penguins can also drop by the local cafe, act in the latest theatrical play or meet up at the local discotheque.

A parent’s email address is required to create a penguin, and parental permission is necessary in order to activate an account and play in the virtual world. Parents can also create their own account and logon to view their child’s account history, change their child’s password, choose a different chat mode, and set a time limit for how long their child is allowed to visit CLUB PENGUIN.

CLUB PENGUIN is free to play, however special features such as priority access, exclusive parties and opportunities for players to customize their penguin and igloo require a membership at a cost of $5.95 a month.

In addition to being available in English and French, the virtual world is also in Portuguese, with a Spanish version launching this summer.

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