When Disney bought Club Penguin last year for $700 million last year, it raised a lot of eyebrows. That’s why there are so many online game sites for kids being formed. One of the newest is ZooKazoo, which is coming out of stealth today.
ZooKazoo is a cartoon world for children ages 6 to 12, and its creators think they’ve done a better job of creating a cute, Flash-based world for the youngest virtual-world denizens than Disney’s expensive property.
“We think we can do a lot better,” said John Kim, CEO of the Palo Alto, Calif., company. “We can engage kids and provide assurances of safety for parents.”
Kim, a veteran of media companies including Sony and Disney, has assembled a good team. The company was founded in January, 2007, and it has received angel funding. They went on to design the sit be both entertaining and social from the ground up.