Disney Canada Inc.
|New Horizon Interactive Inc.|
|Founded||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 2005|
|Founder||Dave Krysko (as New Horizon Interactive Inc.)
Dave Krysko (as Disney Online Studios Canada)
|Headquarters||Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada|
|North America, Europe, Asia|
|Lane Merrifield, Executive Vice President
Chris Heatherly, General Manager of Club Penguin Division at Disney Internet Group
|Parent||The Walt Disney Company|
Disney Canada Inc. (formerly New Horizon Interactive, and later Club Penguin Entertainment then Disney Online Studios Canada) is a leisure software company, specialized in producing and maintaining MMOGs. It partnered with RocketSnail Games in making Club Penguin, a site which generated significant revenues and attention.
The company became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company on August 1, 2007 for $350 million. New Horizon Interactive achieved growth targets in 2009, and $350 million was added to the existing $350 million, making a total $700 million that Disney had invested into New Horizon Interactive by 2009.
In late 2012, Club Penguin co-founder Lane Merrifield left Disney Interactive to focus on his family and a new educational product, Freshgrade.
- "New Horizon Interactive". BusinessWeek (The McGraw-Hill Companies). Retrieved 2007-10-23.
- Blakely, Rhys (2007-08-03). "Disney picks up the Penguin Club children’s network site for £340m". London: The Times Online. Retrieved 2008-07-12.
- "Club Penguin Trademark Details". Justia. November 20, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
Disney Club Penguin ("Club Penguin") is operated and presented to users in all locations by Disney Canada Inc. (formerly known as Disney Online Studios Canada Inc.)...
- Chmielewskki, Dawn C.; Fritz, Ben (October 17, 2012). "Disney Interactive loses Club Penguin founder Lane Merrifield". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 17, 2016.
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