The off-season is not usually a time when we see a lot of new t-shirt patterns appearin in stores at Walt Disney World, but there are two exceptions to that this time. First, it’s the holiday season and boy do we have some doozey’s of… Read More »T-shirt Update from Downtown Disney World of Disney
There’s a bit of controversy brewing online around a piece of music used to promote Disney’s free mobile 8-bit art app Pixel’d. Fans of the band Anamanaguchi noticed that the music used in a video to promote Disney’s App was the same as Anamanaguchi’s song… Read More »Does Disney’s Pixel’d Promo Rip Off Music From 8-Bit Band Anamanaguchi
Disney’s most popular Virtual World, Club Penguin, has just rolled out a set of new features designed to make the game more social by making it easier for the participants to find each other and communicate. Over 56 million chat messages are sent a day and the new system helps automate part of that process. Another major update allows kids to better organize their friends list.
“We’ve added powerful social networking technologies to the biggest online world for kids, making it much easier for kids to find and connect with each other in Club Penguin,” said Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and executive vice president of Disney Online Studios. “The new Friends and Chat systems are the most significant enhancements we’ve ever made to Club Penguin and we’re just getting started.”
Club Penguin maintains a fun and safe experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The game contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. If you want to try Club Penguin for yourself, The Disney Blog readers get 12 months of Club Penguin membership for the price of 8 months.
The press release with more details is below the jump:
After Disney acquired the social gaming company Playdom for $560 million, hopes were high for some Disney fun on Facebook and other social networks. After the purchase, Playdom’s existing game “Social City” had some Disney elements added, Gnome Town was rebranded to Disney’s GnomeTown, and… Read More »Disney’s Facebook Games Division Readies New Releases
So, I recently started an internship with the Jim Henson Company, which has had a very close relationship with Disney ever since they sold the Muppets in 2004. (Just so you know, the internship is awesome!!) Well, this week at work I got to meet… Read More »The Possibility Shop and My Adoration of Courtney Watkins
If you want to see how the proverbial Pixarian sausage is made, you’ll have your chance with a new tumblr blog from Pixar director Lee Unkrich. The Toy Story 3 director recently tweeted about a big meeting and then announced a new endeavor, the start… Read More »Pixar Director Using Tumblr to Chronicle New Production
Fans of the ABC Soap Operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” have been thrown a lifeline. A company looking for keystone content for its new online network has purchased the online rights to the shows and plans to continue them keeping the… Read More »Disney Soaps “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” to Survive as Online Shows
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