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    Disney Ships Over Two Million HSM-Based Video Games

    "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL" VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE SHIPS OVER TWO MILLION UNITS WORLDWIDE WITH RELEASE OF CONSOLE GAMES

    Disney's Innovative "High School Musical: Sing It!" Video Games Ship to Stores Giving Kids and Families Karaoke Spotlight

    BURBANK, Calif., Nov 09, 2007 -- Disney Interactive Studios announced today that with the release of the innovative, new "High School Musical: Sing It!" this week, the company has shipped over 2 million units of video games inspired by the popular Disney Channel Original Movies. "High School Musical: Sing It!" for Wii™ home video game system and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system provide worldwide "High School Musical" fans a chance to step into the spotlight and sing along with Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, Taylor and the Wildcats. Along with "High School Musical: Sing It!," Disney offers fans "High School Musical: Makin' The Cut" for Nintendo DS. This rhythm-based game engages players as they dance and compete in the ultimate music competition.

    "High School Musical: Sing It!" for PlayStation 2 started shipping to stores this week. On Tuesday, November 13, "High School Musical: Sing It!" for Wii will debut. High School Musical: Makin' The Cut!" for Nintendo DS shipped to stores in August.

    "As 'High School Musical' continues its worldwide success, one of the next most engaging extensions of the hit property are these games which further connect kids and families to the heart and soul of the franchise - the music," said Craig Relyea, vice president of marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. "'High School Musical: Sing It!' marks yet another innovative and captivating experience which showcases the strength of Disney's brand and key properties broadly across consumers and through video games as one of the fastest growing forms of entertainment today."

    "High School Musical: Sing It!" is the only "High School Musical" themed karaoke video game that allows users to enter the world of the East High Wildcats. Players sing favorite songs with favorite characters, compete in sing-along party games with friends and family and, consistent with the themes of the movies, express themselves in individual ways. This holiday must-have allows players to participate in the stories of "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2" by singing and performing 30 popular songs from the chart-topping soundtracks and other Disney Channel favorites.

    The game features familiar locations from both "High School Musical" movies and three gameplay modes offering a variety of experiences for up to eight players. In story mode, one or two players perform hit songs from "Start of Something New" to "Everyday." In party mode, up to eight family members or friends sing and challenge each other in their very own karaoke competition. In quick play mode, players jump into any song using any characters, outfits and environments unlocked during story mode.

    "High School Musical: Sing It!" is rated "E" for everyone. Available now for PlayStation 2 system, the game is $49.99 bundled with a special edition "High School Musical" branded Logitech microphone and $39.99 without the microphone. Available November 13 on Wii, the game is priced at $59.99 bundled with the same microphone.

    Also available as a perfect stocking stuffer, "High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!" for Nintendo DS allows players to show off their musical talents as they play along with the movie's hit songs. Featuring 12 songs from "High School Musical" and "High School Musical 2," this addictive rhythm-based game lets fans play as any of the six "High School Musical" stars or their own customized character as they dance to the beat and travel across America competing in the ultimate musical competition. Players can compete head-to-head and trade their original music video creations wirelessly with friends. Available for $29.99, "High School Musical: Makin' the Cut!" is rated "E" for everyone.

    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, Black Rock Studio and Junction Point Studios.

    Source: Disney Interactive Studios
    Last edited by disneytim; 11-11-2007 at 10:25 AM.

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