• The Associated Press


Intel and The Walt Disney Co. Japan will start offering a new service in Japan next month that lets computer users add their own special effects as they watch Disney cartoons set to classical music.

The Mickey Symphony broadband-based service comes from a collaboration between Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, and Walt Disney Internet Group Japan Asia Pacific, a division of The Walt Disney Co. Japan, the firms said Thursday.

The music, available in surround-sound, includes a Mickey Mouse caper set to “Pomp and Circumstance” and a love story about Donald and Daisy Duck accompanied by “Rhapsody in Blue.”

The interactive service lets viewers arrange special effects, such as backgrounds.

It will be available to subscribers of Disney BB, a Disney broadband content service offered by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corp., a statement from Intel and Disney said.

“We are excited about our joint development with Intel,” Walt Disney Japan President Koji Hoshino said.

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