Walt Disney Internet Group announced the launch of its critically acclaimed Disney's Toontown Online (www.disney.co.uk/toontown) in the U.K. The award-winning downloadable massively multiplayer 3D online game first launched in the U.S. in June 2003 and hit the Japanese market earlier this year.
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 (WDIG) provides strategic leadership and operational management for The Walt Disney Company's Internet properties including Disney.com, ESPN.com and ABCNEWS.com. WDIG creates and delivers 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. WDIG is headquartered in North Hollywood and has operations in Seattle, New York, Orlando, Florida, Tokyo and London.