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Club Penguin, commonly abbreviated as CP, is a Virtual World designed known as Penguins for kids (but
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it's open for all ages) that was developed by New Horizen Interactive. Using cartoon penguin avatars, players can chat, play mini games, and participate in other activities with one another in a snow-covered virtual world. Club Penguin was first made available to the public on October 24, 2005 on 12:01 PM (Penguin Standerd Time) and has since then expanded into a large online community. Club Penguin shares similarities with other popular browser-
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based online environments such as RuneScape and Habbo Hotel. It has been qualified for the Better Business Bureau - Kid's Privacy Seal ofApproval. Club Penguin was also awarded the "Editor's Choice" award from Children's Technology Review Magazine. The co-founder of Club Penguin is Billybob, whose real name is Lane Merryfield. It was recently found out that Club Penguin was built on Smart Fox Server. We also found out that CP uses Macs. Club Penguin's fame has got big over the couple of years and it is now estimated that over 90 million people worldwide play the game.

Walt DisneyEdit

Lots of reasons why Club Penguin joined Disney are because of financial problems. In 2007, Club Penguin

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needed serious help from other main supporters to keep Club Penguin up and running. As well 12 million penguins had joined club Penguin for the last 2 years. So in 2007, Club Penguin officially joined Disney. In effect the logo was changed and many sorts of things are being developed by Disney. Toys, new games, and special features are released during the years. But in 2009, Penguins are starting to get frustrated about Disney's new changes. For example in 2009 the free items for non-members has mostly been hats. Non-members can't play games because when stamps were released the levels were removed to



members in order to get more stamps. Also about the newspaper changes changing the pages into 2 pages with no comic section or puzzle section or anything else the old newspaper has included in it. Bugs were the huge problems. With all the big changes in store for Club Penguin, Bugs are starting to appear since 2009. Ever since people are trying to boycott(Means to not play until the demands are met) Club Penguin.To this day penguins are going forming groups to say they want " old cp" back also new cp vs old cp battles are becoming popular. However, some older players still play (and therefore may have faith in) the game.


Merchandise and AdvertisingEdit

ToysEdit

Club Penguin has sold many merchandise such as stuffed plush Penguins, and stuffed puffles, mix and match

figures (in which head, body, some items, and lower parts of a penguin come off to mix with another set or another penguin in the same set) and Card-Jitsu cards; including Card-Jitsu Fire and Water cards.


These toys can be bought at many stores worldwide, but are most notably found at Toys 'R' Us.


BooksEdit

Ten books, such as "The Ultimate Official Club Penguin Guide Volume 1", "The Official Stage Playbook", "Secret Agent Handbook", "Stowaway! Adventures at Sea" and "Waddle Lot of Laughs", The Great Puffle Switch, Dancing with Cadence, Shadow Guy and Gamma Gal: Heroes Unite, Stuck on Puffles, and The Card-Jitsu Handbook are all created by the Snowball Press, also known as Club Penguin Headquarters.There is also a Club Penguin annual that comes out every year.It is only available for a limited time on the book codes page.


TV Series and Animated FeaturesEdit

Recently, Club Penguin has started a YouTube channel. They frequently post sneak peeks and shorts on it. A TV series, titled Club Penguin: The TV Series, is scheduled to premiere on Disney Channel in the US on October 26, 2012.


GamesEdit

Club Penguin has 4 games available in stores - 2 on the Nintendo DS, 1 on the Nintendo Wii, and 1 in the App

Store and Android Market. These games are as follows:


  • Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force for DS,
  • Club Penguin: Hebert's Revenge also for DS,
  • Club Penguin: Game Day for Wii.
  • Club Penguin: Puffle launch for Apple devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) and Android phones


Sites supporting Club PenguinEdit

Club Penguin can be played via six different websites:



LanguagesEdit

Club Penguin is currently available in 5 languages.

  • English (American)
  • Espanol
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese


AchievementsEdit

These are the achievements that Club Penguin achieved.

  • 2009 Webby Awards
  • Wired Kids- Best of the Web Award 2009
  • Parents Choice Recommended- Gold Award- 2008
  • Children's Technology Review- Editor's Choice
  • N.A.P.P.A. Gold 2008
  • Kidspot- Best of 2008
  • Entertainment Standard of Excellence- WebAwards- 2009
  • BAFTA Awards- Nominee
  • Better Business Bureau- 2008 Torch Award
  • TRUSTe
  • ESRB Rating- E for Everyone


TriviaEdit

  • Club Penguin's Business Number is 1-888-861-4111. Their email is: support@clubpenguin.com
  • Only call/email if you have any serious questions or if you want to unban your penguin that had been banned forever (lots of users have successfully accomplished this before).
  • Club Penguin originally came out in 2005.
  • Club Penguin was created in 2000, as Experimental Penguins, but since the team was still working on the virtual world, it was released in 2005.
  • When Disney bought Club Penguin they changed the logo by putting the Disney logo above it.
  • Club Penguin had 3 logos. Two of them are from old CP: the 2005-2007 and 2007-2010 one at the home page. The logo 2011-present is the logo in the Club Penguin short called Never Wake a Sleeping Sensei!
  • The logo on Never Wake a Sleeping Sensei Did not have the Disney Logo.
  • Club penguin may be a real island (without buildings) on earth.
  • There are three teams known by videos. The Club Penguin team in Canada, Britain and Australia.
  • Little round fluffy creatures called puffles are a popular pet.


Sources and ReferencesEdit

Where to playEdit

  • You can play Club Penguin on: 1 iMac 2 iPad (jailbroken the app rover other various apps... 3 any kind of computer with Adobe Flash Player.


External linksEdit

GalleryEdit

FruitEdit

HeroesEdit

VilliansEdit

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