Disney fans can now preserve last year’s most magical memories in one special collection. Disney Online, in partnership with Disney Publishing Worldwide, announced today the release of the Disney Insider Yearbook: 2005 Year in Review, a lavish, 170-page commemorative edition that captures major milestones and events with colorful photos, behind-the-scenes coverage, and commentary from Disney’s most influential insiders. In addition, fans who purchase the hard-cover edition will receive a special edition DVD loaded with 150 minutes of exclusive interview footage with the book’s editors, interactive trivia questions and video highlights from 2005.
“We are honored to offer Disney fans everywhere this unique keepsake to help celebrate the moments we share together for many years to come,” says Ken Goldstein, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Disney Online. “Each year, the Disney Insider Yearbook will offer our loyal guests an engaging, behind-the-scenes perspective on all things Disney, focusing on the events that made the past year memorable while also previewing the fun in years ahead.”
The first installment in a planned annual series, the Disney Insider Yearbook: 2005 Year in Review features stories, photos and commentary on 2005’s most exciting events and a look forward to 2006, including:
Disneyland’s Golden 50th Anniversary celebration
The premiere of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”
The opening of Hong Kong Disneyland
Feature stories by author and leading Disney historian Jeff Kurtti, film and animation expert Leonard Maltin, Disney Imagineer and noted author Jason Surrell, author Brian Sibley, and others
A preview of the upcoming film “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and the “Tarzan” stage musical
For a limited time, the Disney Insider Yearbook: 2005 Year in Review is available for purchase online at www.disney.com/yearbook. The Disney Insider Yearbook is a great value for everyone from the fan to the casual gift giver, at $49.95 for the hardcover edition, which includes a special-edition DVD. A softcover edition is also available for $24.95. The book and DVD can be previewed at www.disney.com/yearbook.
About Disney Online
Disney Online (www.disney.com) produces the number one kids’ entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1995, Disney.com is designed to reflect the vision of an “online theme park,” providing an interactive gateway to all of the company’s many Disney-branded Internet initiatives. Popular Disney Online places to visit include Disney Channel (www.DisneyChannel.com), Playhouse Disney (www.PlayhouseDisney.com), Disney Shopping (www.disneyshopping.com), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (www.disneydestinations.com) Walt Disney Pictures (www.disneypictures.com), Disney DVD & Video (www.disneyvideos.com) and Radio Disney (www.radiodisney.com).
Among the many magical “neighborhoods” found at www.Disney.com is the fun-filled Games area (www.disney.com/games), which includes Disney’s Toontown Online, the first 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game for kids and families, and Disney’s Blast (www.disneyblast.com), a premium subscription service for kids ages 5-9. Disney Online also produces FamilyFun.com (www.familyfun.com), the premier online family resource for “great ideas, practical advice, and fun stuff to do” as well as Movies.com (www.movies.com), a leading site that provides a broad array of reviews and information to help movie fans “get movie night right.” Disney Online is a part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which provides integrated strategic and operational services for Internet, broadband, and mobile initiatives of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS – News).