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British Club Penguin! December 22, 2007

Posted by Mr Funguin in Club Penguin, General Talk.
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Hey!

Club Penguin are coming to me! The United Kingdom! Here is the info from the Media section of the CP site:

Club Penguin set to waddle into Great Britain
November 29, 2007 Download PDF

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA and NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The Walt Disney Internet Group announced today it is about to open an office in the United Kingdom in preparation for launching a British version of Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com) by mid-2008.

Club Penguin, one of the fastest-growing online virtual worlds for kids, is recruiting employees for its Brighton office and is in the process of designing a British version of the website that will feature uniquely British cultural references and touches. Club Penguin plans to bring the newly-hired employees to its headquarters in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada in January for immersive and comprehensive training before launching the new version of the site.

Club Penguin is a virtual land of ice and snow where users play games and hang out with friends in the guise of colourful, penguin avatars. Although the site already has an extensive fan base in the United Kingdom, Club Penguin’s content isn’t as relevant to children there because it comes out of a North American cultural context.

“When you look at holidays and events, for example, there are things like Guy Fawkes Night which could be a lot of fun in Club Penguin but we’re not able to focus on now because it’s not celebrated in Canada or the United States where the majority of our current users live,” explains Club Penguin’s Lane Merrifield. “In the British version of Club Penguin we’ll be able to customize the world to create localized in-game events as well as providing local community support which will allow us to better protect the interests and safety of our players.”

Club Penguin was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in August 2007 as part of its strategy for long-term growth through applying new technologies to the creation and global distribution of high-quality family entertainment. The launch of a British version of the site will mark Club Penguin’s first foray into tailoring its virtual world multi-player experience to a particular cultural audience.

“Club Penguin has already attracted a significant audience in the UK with its North American service, but we believe there is a real demand in this market for a safe online community destination for children that has local relevance. With Club Penguin’s success in North America and Disney’s experience and knowledge of the UK market, we believe we are in a unique position to make this a success.”  Commented Cindy Rose, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Walt Disney Internet Group, EMEA

Club Penguin is designed for 6 to 14-year-olds but is open to all ages. The site is free to use and enjoy but subscribing members receive added benefits and features.

The Walt Disney Company and Club Penguin are committed to creating a safe online entertainment experience for kids and families. Club Penguin optimizes the safety of its online environment through the use of powerful filtering and live moderators to monitor chat and activity on the site and prevent the sharing of inappropriate or personally identifiable information. The site also maintains a strict no-advertising policy.

I cant believe it! Its just the office and website though. Mid 2008. Gosh, they’re going global! So there will be a BRAND NEW version of the Club Penguin website!

I will email Club Penguin and ask for more info.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS? AND DOES THIS AFFECT YOU?

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1. Mr Funguin © - December 22, 2007

Cool or What?

2. Oilersmyth - December 22, 2007

that’s a BIG Post

3. MrPenguin94 - December 22, 2007

it is cool… if they make it, and we can keep our penguins and you get new items, i will go on it too!

4. coolpengu - December 22, 2007

Wow! I t is nearer to me too! Well, we are both from England 😛
It is just so exciting. I would love to have a british penguin!

5. Cashman2419 - December 23, 2007

Yeah it is!

6. Digidave74 - December 23, 2007

Very cool, I live in the United Kingdom in England.

7. Mr Funguin © - December 23, 2007

Cool!
Also, check out the “Mr Funguin – Who is he” page for info i thought i tell you. Cp through the family!

8. redpoppie - December 23, 2007

I know this is off topic but recently disny an cp was in a car acident. he is a mohd on club penguin he makes new items and pins. he isn’t doing well. he wants 10,000 hits when he comes out of the hospitle.WE ALL WANT YOU TO GET BETTER!!!
hear is the link http://clubpenguinnewitems.wordpress.com/

9. madammusic4cp - December 23, 2007

http://www.clubpenguinnewitems.wordpress.com

PLEASE HELP DISNEY AN CP GET MORE HITS~ HE GOT INTO A CAR CRASH AND IS IN THE HOSPITAL. HE GETS OUT JAN. 2 ND AND WANTS 10,000 HITS BY THEN!

This is no lie/joke. Please help!!

~mm4cp~

!Help Disney An CP!

10. MrPenguin94 - December 23, 2007

u have a cool site!

MrPenguin94
http://mrpenguin94.wordpress.com
~EAT IT UP!~

11. jisell34rokks - December 24, 2007

Do I have to live in the U.K. for this??

Mr Funguin Says: Umm, yer, but the current settings will be used for people outside the UK.

12. jisell34rokks - December 24, 2007

I feel left out! Just because I live in america 😐

Mr Funguin Says: Lol, it wont affect you. You still get you play on CP, but they’re making a building and stuff here.

13. mohd222 - December 24, 2007

hey there! Nice post! I made a new post about planet cazmo! check http://www.mohd222.wordpress.com!
Thanks =)

14. Ice - December 24, 2007

fun go to the page stay outa here u on my new poll

15. šρч вøυи¢eя - December 24, 2007

Not so cool but I prefeare from USA.

16. šρч вøυи¢eя - December 24, 2007

I prefeare that CP goes to USA that british CP.

17. Mr Funguin © - December 24, 2007

Yes but think.
If this happens, the new game cards will come too. And there’ll be more Member Comps.

18. barry759 - December 26, 2007

what are u saying spy person?
uk rules us drules!
cool im from the uk arent i digidave74?
mr funguins right there spy and whateva the rest is

19. Digidave74 - December 27, 2007

The uk should stand for USUALLY KINGS so then people from the uk are usually always kings but sorry for the ladies.

20. shanti - December 28, 2007

I love your website! Would you mind putting my website http://www.yellowpuffle.blogspot.com on your blogroll? Because the yellow puffle people have been working on this website for ages but still no-one looks at it and we would love some more publicity to get it as amazing as yours! Thanks!

21. barry759 - December 30, 2007

good 1 digidave


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