Thu, Aug 22, 2013 | 12:50 BST
Disney is shutting down Toontown Online
In a story ripped straight from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Disney has announced that it is closing Toontown Online, the long-running children’s MMO, along with two other virtual worlds. They’ll go offline in September.
Toontown Online has been running for 10 years now. It’ll officially shutter on September 19, along with Pirates of the Caribbean Online and Disney Fairies Pixie Hollow Online. Disney is encouraging users to visit their only surviving virtual world in the kids market, Club Penguin.
“We are shifting our development focus toward other online and mobile play experiences, such as Club Penguin and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps,” the company said in a statement.
The news comes at the same time as the launch of Disney Infinity, Disney’s answer to the insanely lucrative Skylanders.