March 31, 1997 in Nation/World

Disney Will Unveil Web Site For Kids

Compiled From Wire Services

If The Walt Disney Co. has its way, the next computer mouse you buy will be named Mickey.

Today, Disney unveils a Web site for kids called Disney’s Daily Blast, scheduled to launch sometime in April.

Loaded with animated characters from the Disney stable, the $4.95 a month service will feature games, stories, comics, activities and news targeted at kids ages 3 to 12.

Disney has struck a deal to give subscribers to the Microsoft Network online service free access to the site.

The service, long rumored to be under development at Disney, is the entertainment giant’s first major offering of children’s programing on the Net.

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