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North Hollywood, Calif., November, 28 2006 - Disney Online today announced the availability of Disney's Toontown Online for Macintosh computers, plus the addition of new "gags" to keep players on their toon-toes. The first massively multiplayer online game designed for kids and their families, Toontown invites players to live life as a cartoon character, along with thousands of other players in a continually growing online world. Now both Power PC and Intel-based Mac players can join the more than 15 million PC-based 'Toon' characters created in the game by downloading Toontown at www.Toontown.com.
"We are thrilled to offer Mac players the chance to get in on the fun and help expand the world of Toontown," said Steve Parkis, vice president of Premium Content for Disney Online. "One of the reasons Toontown is so popular is there's always something new for players - like the special new gags we've just added to the game."
Players can unlock a new arsenal of gags, including a Wedding Cake throw gag, an Ocean Liner drop gag, an Opera Voice sound gag, and more, by reaching the highest skill level on each of their gag tracks. Players have the option of using these new gags either in battle against the Cogs or planting them using the new Estate Gardening feature that was recently added to the game.
Toontown for both Mac and PC is available for download at www.Toontown.com for $9.95 per month, with extended membership packages available at special rates. Each membership includes six separate "Toons," so multiple family members can play as their own character. A free 3-day trial and additional information is available on the site.
About Disney Online
Disney Online ( www.disney.com) produces the number one kids' entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1995, Disney.com is designed to reflect the vision of an "online theme park," providing an interactive gateway to all of the company's many Disney-branded Internet initiatives. Popular Disney Online places to visit include Disney Channel ( www.DisneyChannel.com), Playhouse Disney ( www.PlayhouseDisney.com), Disney Shopping ( www.disneyshopping.com), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts ( www.disneydestinations.com) Walt Disney Pictures ( www.disneypictures.com), Disney DVD & Video ( www.disneyvideos.com) and Radio Disney ( www.radiodisney.com).
Among the many magical "neighborhoods" found at www.Disney.com is the fun-filled Games area ( www.disney.com/games), which includes Disney's Toontown Online, the first 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game for kids and families, and Disney's Blast ( www.disneyblast.com), a premium subscription service for kids ages 5-9. Disney Online also produces FamilyFun.com ( www.familyfun.com), the premier online family resource for "great ideas, practical advice, and fun stuff to do" as well as Movies.com ( www.movies.com), a leading site that provides a broad array of reviews and information to help movie fans "get movie night right." Disney Online is a part of the The Walt Disney Internet Group, which provides integrated strategic and operational services for Internet, broadband, and mobile initiatives of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
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