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State of Disney Gaming

One of the areas that has always been a weakness here on The Disney Blog is Disney’s gaming efforts. That’s largely because I’m not really a video game player. I tend to start one game and focus on it to the exclusion of all else… Read More »State of Disney Gaming

Club Penguin Spreads to iOS devices with first game

It’s been a while since we checked in with Club Penguin, Disney’s $350 million acquisition aimed at youth around the world. While staying mostly out of the headlines, ClubPenguin.com has continued chugging along with a new group of kids signing on every school year. A… Read More »Club Penguin Spreads to iOS devices with first game

Disney.com Launches New Star Tours Mini-Website

click to embiggen Looking for a way to enjoy the new Star Tours attraction but can’t make it back to Disneyland or Disney’s Hollywood Studios anytime soon? Well, faster than it takes to fly a parsec, Disney.com has whipped up a new Star Tours intergalactic… Read More »Disney.com Launches New Star Tours Mini-Website

Disney’s Playdom supporting People of Japan via Donations

Playdom, a division of Disney Interactive Media Group, announced a program with the American Red Cross to support their efforts in helping those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. Playdom will be giving away virtual items in six different games… Read More »Disney’s Playdom supporting People of Japan via Donations

Club Penguin makes donations via players virtual coins

It’s been a long time since I wrote about Club Penguin, the virtual game for children that Disney purchased. But they’ve just wrapped up their fourth annual Coins For Change event and the results were remarkable. The Coins For Change campaign helps the young players of Club Penguin make change in the real world by donating virtual coins earned by playing in the online game.

Kids could donate virtual coins to provide medical help, build safe places or protect the earth. At the end of the event, the virtual donations to the three cause categories served as votes to determine how a $1M cash contribution from Disney Online Studios would be divided among charitable projects aimed at helping children, families and the planet.

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DisneyFamily.com renews Henson’s The Possibility Shop

Slowly but surely Disney Online has become a repository for web series keeping the needs of the entire family in mind. Cat Cora and the Muppets were recently announced, but even before that DisneyFamily.com had ‘The Possibility Shop,’ which featured the talents of the Jump Henson Company. A second season of “The Possibility Shop” (www.Family.com/PossibilityShop), an original web series produced by The Jim Henson Company has just debuted.

The site, which can be accessed through DisneyFamily.com, will be updated every two to three weeks with content designed to inspire the imagination of the entire family through creative projects, activities and games. The Clorox Company returns as the exclusive sponsor for all 20 webisodes in season two of “The Possibility Shop.”

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Disney Internet Chief Resigns

Steve Wadsworth, president of the Disney Interactive Media Group, resigned from his post on Thursday. DIMG generally over sees Disney.com and Disney’s Online Games. The division recently reported a lost of $65 million. But it’s hard to know exactly what that means with Disney’s unique… Read More »Disney Internet Chief Resigns