- “Disney's Toontown Online started in 2003 as the first family-oriented MMO of its kind. Unfortunately, much to the player's dismay, Disney announced the game's closure in August of 2013 due to budget cuts and changes in management at Disney Online. Toons were given one final month to have the time of their life in the Tooniverse before the game would be closed down seemingly forever... But luckily, "forever" didn't even last for an hour.”
- ―Toontown Rewritten
Toontown Online, commonly abbreviated as TTO, was an MMORPG created by The Walt Disney Company that was released on June 2, 2003 and lasted until its closure on September 19, 2013. Ever since the closure, many people of the Toontown community began working on bringing back the game in the form of "private servers". A popular private server known as Toontown Rewritten started development without its existence being known as soon as Toontown Online announced on August 20, 2013 that the game was going to close.
Charlie Begs to Save Toontown
Charlie is one of the many people who felt extremely saddened when they heard Toontown Online was no longer going to live. Charlie's dad recorded a YouTube video of his speech in hopes that it would catch Disney's attention and convince the company to keep the game open. Although Charlie did not receive his wish, a few months later he was given a special surprise. Joey emailed Charlie's dad with an alpha key for Charlie to play Toontown again.
The above YouTube video is an example of the many advertisements Disney created for Toontown Online. Toontown Rewritten created their very first advertisement titled "Toontown Ad: Doing Things Differently", which is remotely inspired by Disney's version in its own special way.
- Toontown Rewritten hosts a real world ToonFest event at a popular convention every year in celebration of Toontown Online's anniversary.
- Disney's Toontown Online on the Toontown Wiki