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Walt Disney Internet Group Expands In Europe

The Walt Disney Internet Group has entered into content arrangements with two European telecommunication companies to bring Disney Mobile branded wireless content to Italian and French consumers for the first time. As part of the agreement, TIM will be the first distributor in Italy for a range of Disney's wireless content including ring tones, logos, screensavers, wallpapers, picture messages and games, and Bouygues Telecom will bring branded wireless content to French consumers, beginning with ring tones and graphics. In both countries the content will be based on Disney's lineup of classic characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck, as well as on characters from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and THE LION KING. Italy will also be offered characters from more recent blockbusters such as MONSTERS, INC. and LILO & STITCH, with the content regularly updated to include characters from future Disney movie releases. In Italy, the Disney Mobile service can be accessed through the i-tim Web and WAP portals at In France, the service will be accessible directly from Bouygues' i-mode handsets. The Walt Disney Internet Group has already been successful offering Disney content on the i-mode platform in Japan, where the service has over 35 million customers.