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Kids And Their Favorite Disney Characters Bond With Disney Friends

Befriend, Nurture, and Talk with Stitch, Dory, Winnie the Pooh and Simbaon the Nintendo DS™

BURBANK, Calif. - (August 8, 2007) - Stitch, the mischievous creature from the popular "Lilo & Stitch" films and television series, sings cheerfully as he saunters across the screen, attempting to get your attention. Disney fans will find plenty of fun ways to bond with the little blue alien and other popular Disney characters in Disney Friends, a unique simulation and adventure game exclusively for the Nintendo DS from Disney Interactive Studios. Scheduled to release Spring 2008, Disney Friends also features interaction and unique adventures with Dory, the forgetful fish from "Finding Nemo;" Simba, the lion cub from "The Lion King;" and Winnie the Pooh.

"As kids of all ages play Disney Friends, they'll build friendships with beloved Disney characters, taking on the responsibility of caring for and nurturing another being," said Craig Relyea, vice president, marketing for Disney Interactive Studios. "Disney Friends goes beyond simple pet simulations as players team up for adventure with their Disney friends while exploring classic film locations and re-enacting memorable scenes."

Disney Friends welcomes players into the worlds of favorite Disney personalities with helpful tips and guidance from the feisty, fun-loving fairy, Tinker Bell. Using the Nintendo DS' touch screen and microphone with voice recognition, players influence the actions and unique emotional behaviors of the game's characters and join them on fun adventures in an array of character-specific environments. The game takes advantage of the Nintendo DS' real-time clock enabling players to interact with their Friends throughout the day/night cycle and to experience special events and holidays. Players collect unique tradable "pins" and earn gold to purchase objects for their Friends.

Published by Disney Interactive Studios and developed by Amaze Entertainment, Disney Friends Nintendo DS is scheduled for release Spring 2008 in the U.S. and Japan, and this October in Europe (except in France).

About Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). Disney Interactive Studios self publishes and distributes a broad portfolio of multi-platform video games and interactive entertainment worldwide. The company also licenses properties and works directly with other interactive game publishers to bring products for all ages to market. Disney Interactive Studios is based in Glendale, California and has five internal game development studios around the world including Avalanche Software, Fall Line Studio, Propaganda Games, Climax Racing and Junction Point Studios.


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