Release of game to coincide with release of Disney movie in early 2005.
UBISOFT TO LAUNCH WINNIE THE POOH RUMBLY TUMBLY ADVENTURE ON CONSOLES, JOINTLY WITH THE MOVIE
London, UK – September 23, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, today announced plans to launch Disney's Winnie the Pooh Rumbly Tumbly Adventure – one of Disney's most famous properties – on Nintendo's GBA, GameCube™ and Sony's PlayStation® 2 at the beginning of 2005 simultaneously with the theatrical release of Disney's new Winnie the Pooh movie.
Developed by Phoenix Interactive, this new Action/Adventure game for children 3+ will bring players worldwide to the One Hundred Acre Wood forest, where they will have to help Winnie along with his friends, search for honey, as winter is settling down. With an easy-to-use adventure system, the game will also include the exclusive character from Disney's new Winnie the Pooh movie: Lumpy.
"Ubisoft is proud to announce this new partnership with Disney which offers us a selection of both a widely renowned character and a sensational new game," says Yves Guillemot, CEO and President of Ubisoft. "This new game gives us the opportunity to bring a new landmark character license to children around the world. Regardless of the language they speak or the culture of which they are part, children everywhere recognize and identify Winnie the Pooh. The fact that the Winnie the Pooh game corresponds with the long-awaited release of a new movie adds an extra dimension of excitement to this partnership."
Winnie the Pooh and his friends are the #1 preschool franchise leaders. Enormously popular with families, four different Winnie the Pooh full-length adventures have been #1 in preschool DVD/VHS sales in four of the last five years. (Winnie the Pooh Seasons of Giving (1999), The Tigger Movie (2000), Winnie The Pooh A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002) and Piglet's Big Movie (2003)).