Toy Story Racer Ships for GBC and PSX

 

FOR
IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Information, Contact:

Michelle
Nino

Director,
Corp. Communications

Activision,
Inc.

(310)
255-2508

[email protected]

 

ACTIVISION
BRINGS REMOTE-CONTROLLED RACING ACTION TO THE PLAYSTATION GAME CONSOLE,
NINTENDO GAME BOY COLOR IN DISNEY/PIXAR’S TOY STORY RACER

 

Santa
Monica, CA – March 2, 2001 – The toys from Disney’s Toy Story animated feature
film are continuing their adventures on the small screen in Disney/Pixar’s Toy
Story Racer for the PlayStation® game console and Nintendo® Game Boy® Color
from Disney Interactive, Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR) and
Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The video games are rated "E" by
the ESRB and are available for a suggested retail price of $39.99 (PlayStation
game console) and $29.99 (Game Boy Color).

 

"Disney/Pixar’s
Toy Story Racer brings audiences a whole new adventure with the unforgettable
stars of Disney’s Toy Story," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice
president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Fun and fast-paced, the game
promises hours of entertainment for the whole family."

 

A
zany remote controlled racing adventure game, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story Racer
lets players rev it up as one of 12 characters from Disney’s Toy Story,
including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Hamm, each with a unique vehicle and
signature driving style. In the game, players revisit some of their favorite
environments from Disney’s Toy Story with 18 tracks and surprise pick-ups.

 

Veteran
gamers, as well as neophytes, will find Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story Racer both
challenging and accessible. The game’s intuitive artificial intelligence (AI)
"learns" from each player’s performance and adjusts to his or her
skill level on the fly. Additionally, unique character-specific challenges
open up hidden characters and quests, allowing the game to unfold like a
storybook. Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story Racer features more than 150 character
challenges including racing, chasing and stunt driving for hours of family
fun.

 

About
Disney Interactive

Disney
Interactive, part of the Disney Consumer Products division of The Walt Disney
Company, develops, markets and globally distributes a wide variety of
interactive entertainment, educational and sports CD-ROMs and video games. For
more information on Disney Interactive’s products, visit www.disneyinteractive.com.

 

About
Pixar Animation Studios 

Pixar
Animation Studios (Nasdaq: PIXR) combines creative and technical artistry to
create original characters and stories in the medium of computer animation.
Under its partnership with Disney, Pixar has created and produced the first
computer-animated feature film, the Academy Award®-winning Toy Story,
released in 1995; A Bug’s Life, the highest grossing animated film released in
1998; and Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2, the highest grossing animated film
released in 1999. The Northern California studio is currently in production on
Monsters, Inc., scheduled for a November 2001 release, and Finding Nemo,
scheduled for a summer 2003 release.

 

About
Activision

Headquartered
in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide
developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure
products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $572 million for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.

 

Activision
maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany,
Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and
its products can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site, which is
located at http://www.activision.com.

 

The
statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers of this
press release that a number of important factors could cause Activision’s
actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. These important factors, and other factors that
could affect Activision, are described in Activision’s Annual Report on Form
10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers of this press release are
referred to such filings.

 

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