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New Horizon Interactive (now Walt Disney Online Studios Canada, formerly called Club Penguin Entertainment Inc.) was a very well known interactive graphics software company, specialized in producing and maintaining MMOGs. It partnered with RocketSnail in making Club Penguin, a site which generated significant revenues. The company formerly used the name Club Penguin Entertainment.

It was founded by Dave Krysko. Lane Merrifield and Lance Priebe were employees.[1] It was originally called New Horizon Productions. Their headquarters is in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. New Horizon Interactive's full address is:

New Horizon Interactive
410-1620 Dickson Ave.
Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y9Y2
Canada, North America
(888) 861-4111

To become a staff member, you must live in Canada, near Kelowna; British Columbia, and be over 18 years of age.


In 2007, Club Penguin was bought out by Disney. The sale was approximately $350 million. However, New Horizon Interactive continued to work with Club Penguin.

The company became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company on August 1, 2007 for $350 million. If New Horizon Interactive could achieve certain targets by 2009, another $350 million would be added on to the existing $350 million, making a total $700 million that Disney has invested into New Horizon Interactive. The company was expected to gain royalties when Disney produced a television series based on the game. (see TV Specials).


  • Club Penguin racked up so much in costs, it was one of the reasons New Horizon Interactive was forced to be sold or go out of business.
  • The TAS1000 band, the band that made the song "I've Been Delayed", worked at New Horizon Interactive.[2]