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NewKidCo and Disney Interactive join to develop console titles

Burlington, Massachusetts-based NewKidCo International Inc., a children'sgame publisher, and Disney Interactive have entered into a multi-yearagreement to develop and publish console video games featuring popularDisney properties. Through the deal, NewKidCo has obtained the rights topublish interactive adventures for various video game platforms, includingPlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. As part of the agreement, thefirst title targeted for release will be DISNEY'S ANIMATED STORYBOOK:MULAN, featuring the spirited girl and other characters from the animatedfeature, MULAN. Additionally, three games based on Disney's Winnie thePooh, as well as titles featuring other Disney characters, are expected tobe released in 2000.