Disney

  • Forget Time Traveling, Disney’s New Facebook Game Has Players Poking Through Nature

    Forget Time Traveling, Disney’s New Facebook Game Has Players Poking Through Nature

    Disney’s Playdom had a hit on their hands when they released their time-traveling, object-finding adventure Gardens of Time, which eventually (and contentiously) topped Facebook’s list of most recommended games in 2011. The question for the team then was, well, what’s next? User research had players responding positively to nature, so when the time came to craft a follow-up… Read More

  • Bart Decrem On How To Stay Lean And Mean In Mobile Gaming (Even When You’re A Part Of Disney)

    Bart Decrem On How To Stay Lean And Mean In Mobile Gaming (Even When You’re A Part Of Disney)

    While some parts of the media world — think films, publishing and music here — have been largely dominated by old-school heavyweights, one that has been disrupted has been the world of gaming, specifically mobile gaming. A small studio from Finland by the name of Rovio owns the single most successful mobile gaming brand — the viral, runaway success that is the Angry Birds… Read More

  • Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Disney, Q-pot Choco, Honey Bee: Japan Gets 3 Extra-Cute Android Phones

    Android adoption is growing rapidly in Japan, with local handset manufacturers doing everything they can in order to meet the demands of customers in all segments of the population. One particularly attractive target group seems to be women, given how many Japanese companies say they design Android phones specifically for female users. Here are three recent examples. Read More

  • New Partnership Brings Disney Movies To YouTube Starting Today

    New Partnership Brings Disney Movies To YouTube Starting Today

    Walt Disney Studios and YouTube have struck deal which will bring hundreds of Disney movies to YouTube, starting today. The new partnership between the two companies includes movies from Disney, Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks Studios. The films, some of which have already arrived on YouTube, are available to rent starting at $1.99. Read More

  • Kinect Brings Disneyland To Your Living Room

    This one is just for the kids: Microsoft just announced that Disneyland – the whole thing – is coming to Kinect. You can walk through the park and then go on immersive rides including Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan. They had four kids on stage who were flailing about madly inside little croquet balls on stage. Very funny stuff. A few more shots after the jump. Read More

  • Japan Gets Panasonic Lumix Disney Camera

    Panasonic Japan announced [JP] a special Lumix camera yesterday, the LUMIX DMC-FP7D (where the “D” stands for Disney). Unlike many other cute special edition cameras from Japan, the design on this model is rather subtle. Read More

  • Disney Acquires Social Network For Kids Togetherville

    Disney Acquires Social Network For Kids Togetherville

    Disney has just acquired Togetherville, a social network for kids 10 years of age or younger, we’ve confirmed with the company. Terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed at the moment. Togetherville, which exited beta last year, mimics the experience of adult social networking sites, i.e. Facebook but in an age-appropriate and parent-monitored environment. Togetherville promises… Read More

  • Disney Japan Shows Its Android 3D Phone With Access To The "Disney Market"

    Remember that Disney-themed Android phone from Japan we blogged two weeks ago? At that time, Disney Japan didn’t release a lot of information, but now they did [JP], and they also showed the 3D device for the first time. Read More

  • Japan To Get Disney-Themed Android Phone


    Disney may have pulled the plug on their cell phone business in the US in 2007, but in Japan (where the company’s characters have a huge fan base), its MVNO is apparently doing pretty well. And now it comes to light [JP] that next month, Disney enthusiasts living in that country will be able to lay their hands on a special Android phone. Read More

  • TRON: Legacy movie review (TCTV)

    Part of the TRON press event included an advance screening of TRON: Legacy. We’ve been under embargo not to review the movie, but someone broke the embargo, so we are no longer going to keep it secret. If you do not like movie spoilers, do not click to read more and do not read on, because I’m going to tell you what I think about the movie and I’m going to include some… Read More

  • Zynga Is "Extremely Pleased" With Playdom/Disney Litigation Settlement

    A little over a year ago Zynga sued rival game startup Playdom for, among other things, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of the duty of loyalty, tortious interference with contracts, tortious interference with existing and prospective economic advantage and unfair competition. The defendants included four ex-Zynga, then Playdom employees as well. It’s been… Read More