Disney Interactive Studios Names Dan Tudge Vice President and General Manager, Propaganda Games

PropagandaBURBANK, Calif. — Disney Interactive Studios today announced the appointment of Dan Tudge as vice president and general manager of Propaganda Games, Disney Interactive Studios’ development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tudge is tasked with overseeing the operations of the 130-person studio as it continues the development of two unannounced games.

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Go Home Again with Hannah Montana The Movie Video Game

Hannah Montana WiiDisney Interactive Studios today announced the next installment in the popular and highly successful Hannah Montana video game franchise, Hannah Montana The Movie, is now available in stores nationwide. Debuting the same week as Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana The Movie,” the games promise fans a memorable mix of hit songs and new adventures with several of your favorite characters for some down-home fun. Also releasing from Disney Interactive Studios, Hannah Montana Star Moves mobile game will bring the franchise’s adventures to players on all major wireless carriers.

Hannah Montana The Movie video game taps into the familiar elements that have made the Hannah Montana franchise such a success – multi-faceted characters, hit music and popular fashion,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Fans can further expand their experience with our mobile game, all of which combine to bring hours of fun to fans worldwide.”

Hannah Montana The Movie, available now for Wii™ home video game system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system lets fans play as Miley Stewart or her superstar alter ego Hannah Montana as she returns to her hometown of Crowley Corners, TN to explore and rediscover her roots.

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Disney Interactive Studios Reveals Top Secret Details for G-Force Video Game

BURBANK, Calif.–The government will look to a new type of secret agent to help protect the planet this summer – an elite force of guinea pigs. Disney Interactive Studios today announced it will publish the G-Force video game, inspired by the upcoming feature film “G-Force” from Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. G-Force is scheduled to deploy to North American retail outlets in July 2009.

G-Force will carry out missions on the Wii™ home video game console, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows-based PC.

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Disney Brings the Magic of Toy Story Midway Mania to Your Home

Toy Story Mania!BURBANK, Calif. – Disney Interactive Studios today announced Toy Story Mania!, inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated feature “Toy Story,” will be released exclusively for the Wii™ home video game console this fall. Toy Story Mania! showcases an array of entertaining games based on the new Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort attractions, while featuring the iconic characters and humor from the popular Disney/Pixar “Toy Story” franchise.

“The ‘Toy Story’ franchise is a fun, dynamic and heart-warming series containing characters and themes that connect with every age group,” said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “Toy Story Mania! combines those popular elements with the unique antics of the new theme park attraction for the ultimate in family entertainment.”

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Club Penguin™ Ready To Slip And Slide Into The Hearts Of Francophone Kids

Club PenguinKelowna, British Columbia, Canada – March 23, 2009 – Following its phenomenal success with millions of children and parents around the globe, the virtual world of Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com) has opened its igloo doors to the francophone community.

The new French language version of Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com/fr) is supported by francophone staff in Europe and Canada who understand the unique cultural references of the French audience and can provide timely and responsive moderation and customer support.

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Disney to Video Game Developer: Thanks, but no THQs.

According to G4, Disney, whose video game producing units have recently succumbed to a taxing economy, has opted to not renew its licensing agreement with THQ who has been producing games based on the Disney/Pixar properties through UP. THQ has most recently come into the spotlight with its share of hardship and will no doubt feel the blow from this latest move. It’s expected that Disney will start developing future properties in-house beginning with Toy Story 3. Full article here.

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Disney Interactive Studios Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ Racing Game – Split/Second

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BURBANK, Calif. — Racing to the finish line takes on added excitement when competitors trigger destruction on the track to take out their opponents. Disney Interactive Studios today announced Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Developed by Black Rock Studio, Split/Second is scheduled to be released in early 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows-based PC.

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THQ Announces Plans for Global Release of Disney-Pixar’s Up Across All Major Video Game Platforms in Spring 2009

Action Adventure Game Will Take Players to the Unexplored Worlds of South America to Encounter Exotic Animals and Villainous Enemies.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Mar 10, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. today announced its plans to bring the Up video game, based on the highly anticipated Disney-Pixar film, to all major consoles worldwide beginning in spring 2009. Up is currently in development across seven game systems, including Wii(TM) home video game system, Nintendo DS(TM), Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and Games for Windows(R) and Mac.

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Sony Hopes to Woo Girls With Hannah Montana PSP

Due out in July, Sony announced a lilac version of the PlayStation Portable as a key component of the Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack earlier today. If the lilac doesn’t woo the tweens, they’re hoping the 2GB Memory Stick PRO Duo does it. If for some reason that doesn’t work, they’ll tempt tweens by including several episodes of Hannah Montana in the UMD format. In the unlikely event that’s not enough, the pack will also include a yet-to-be-named rhythm based Hannah Montana game exclusive to the pack. And if plans A-D somehow don’t capture the market, the surefire Plan E will: stickers! The Hannah Montana PSP Entertainment Pack will retail for $199.

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