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    Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    ~i suppose this would be the best place to post this
    'Profit at the Walt Disney Co. increased 5% in its 3rd quarter on increased attendance,at its theme parks, higher ad and subscription income...
    ...The company also said wednesday it aquired the virtual online gamne Club Penguin for $350 million...'
    Thats alot to spend on the game.
    Ill tell more if i find out anything else about the transaction
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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    yea, i saw this on another thread here on MC..
    i've played club penguin once or twice.. its ok, but it doesn't compare to VMK
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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    Club Penguin is awesome I've been a member on it for 2 years.

    And btw, they havnt byed it there now parthners with disney.

    Even though am slightly worried about what disney want to make club penguin into?

    This was psoted on the club penguin website.
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    A Letter from the founders of Club Penguin
    We’re delighted to announce Club Penguin has joined the Walt Disney Company in a business partnership that will provide a wide range of exciting and unique development opportunities.
    When we launched Club Penguin in October 2005 we had a clear vision of a virtual world so fun and safe that we, and other adults around the world, would feel completely comfortable letting our own children and grandchildren visit. As word about Club Penguin spread and the popularity of the site grew, we were approached by countless international organizations about partnerships. From the outset, we made it clear we weren’t willing to compromise the integrity of what we’d created and would only work with a company that shared our founding principles and core values.
    Disney is that company. It is the world’s best loved and most respected provider of family entertainment with a strong commitment to providing safe fun. As Club Penguin heads into its third year in operation, the Walt Disney Company is perfectly positioned to help take it to the next level.
    Although we’ve achieved great success to date and have reached more children than we ever dreamed in a relatively short period of time without having to rely on advertising or other traditional forms of marketing, there are limits to what a small, independent company like ours can accomplish alone. Disney’s resources, infrastructure and experience will allow Club Penguin to provide an even better online entertainment experience to existing users while allowing greater global reach.
    One of our long range plans has always been to open the Club Penguin experience up to a broader range of users by offering Club Penguin in languages other than English. That is now a much more immediate goal, and it’s just one example of what this partnership will mean for Club Penguin. With Disney’s backing, our creative and talented staff will be able to innovate and produce new content much more quickly and efficiently, making the website more fun, exciting and safe than ever before.
    As the site’s founders, we will continue to lead and guide Club Penguin, retaining control over the day-to-day operations and direction of the site while working closely with Disney to make Club Penguin the best it can be. In addition, we remain committed to our policy of allowing no advertising on the site.
    As we move into this next exciting stage in Club Penguin’s development we want to thank you for your support and for entrusting us with the care of your children as they waddle around and meet new friends in the snowy virtual world we created.

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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    Quote from our very own News forum:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1185...googlenews_wsj


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    Seeking to bolster its online presence among kids, Walt Disney Co. is expected to announce it is buying Club Penguin for $350 million in cash, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Disney, which is announcing fiscal third quarter results today, has agreed to pay up to another $350 million to Club Penguin's founders if the company reaches certain performance targets through 2009, the people said.

    Founded in late 2005, Club Penguin offers kids the ability to customize their own virtual penguin. Penguins chat with other virtual penguins, play games and earn currency to buy accessories.

    Club Penguin's founders will continue to run the site out of their headquarters in Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada, people familiar with the situation said. The site will be renamed "Disney's Club Penguin."

    The acquisition is Disney's first in the virtual world and social networking arena. Disney has sat on the sidelines in the past couple of years as rival media companies snapped up online properties. The Burbank, Calif.-based company has preferred to take an in-house approach to building its Internet presence. In a key move earlier this year, it re-launched its core disney.com site.
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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    Omg...

    Grrgghh

    I'm going to send a email to club penguin aboutlying to everyone.
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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1185...googlenews_wsj

    Quote:

    Seeking to bolster its online presence among kids, Walt Disney Co. is expected to announce it is buying Club Penguin for $350 million in cash, according to people familiar with the situation.

    Disney, which is announcing fiscal third quarter results today, has agreed to pay up to another $350 million to Club Penguin's founders if the company reaches certain performance targets through 2009, the people said.

    Founded in late 2005, Club Penguin offers kids the ability to customize their own virtual penguin. Penguins chat with other virtual penguins, play games and earn currency to buy accessories.

    Club Penguin's founders will continue to run the site out of their headquarters in Kelowna in British Columbia, Canada, people familiar with the situation said. The site will be renamed "Disney's Club Penguin."

    The acquisition is Disney's first in the virtual world and social networking arena. Disney has sat on the sidelines in the past couple of years as rival media companies snapped up online properties. The Burbank, Calif.-based company has preferred to take an in-house approach to building its Internet presence. In a key move earlier this year, it re-launched its core disney.com site
    Thank you for the enlightenment FallOt
    I was kinda hesitant to start up an account, but i guess i will try it
    other than the name, will there be anything in the game that will get 'disneyfied'?
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    2. IF THERE'S CHIPPED PAINT IN THE QUEUE FOR A LINE, EXPECT SOMEONE TO WRITE OUT A BIG STORY BASHING IT. WOOHOO.
    3. IF YOU'RE UNDER THE AGE OF 24, YOU'RE AN 'EISNER BRAT.'
    4. PEOPLE WHO ARE DEEMED AS 'MODERATORS' AND OTHER ADMINISTRATION ARE MORE IMPORTANT DIETIES THAN JESUS CHRIST.
    5. YOU CAN EXCPECT TO BE BADLY REPPED IF YOU TRY AND MAKE A SERIOUS POINT.
    6. YOU ARENT TAKEN SERIOUS IF YOU'RE UNDER THE AGE OF 16.
    7. AS AN ADD-ON TO #6, YOU SHOULD BE TREATED AS A SUBORDINATEIF YOU ARE IN A THEME PARK WAITING 30 MINUTES IN LINE FOR A DRINK WHILE SOMEONE HAS TO RECOUNT PIZZAS.
    8. "Disney may not care to hear your comments, but we do." WTFFF??? THIS ISN'T A DISNEY FAN FORUM, IT'S A DISNETY BASHING SITE.
    9. CERTAIN PEOPLE OVER ANALYZE A SIMPLE THREAD AND CONSIDER IT TO BE A CONTRACT FULL OF LOOPHOLES THAT HE/SHE CAN GET AROUND.
    AND FINALLY...
    10. PROLONGED USE OF THIS SITE CAN CAUSE AN EXTREME HATE OF DISNEY AND ALL DISNEY RELATED THINGS.

    M-U-H Muhfukka.
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    Re: Disney Buys Club Penguin Virtual Online Game

    It's hard to say. I guess we'll just have to watch and see waht happens in the future
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