Some time with the toons

Animated Magic

Some time with  the toons

Bangalore turned into Toontown recently when Disney’s popular characters — Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck — made their way to Forum Value Mall in Whitefield

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They brought many ear-to-ear smiles to the faces of little ones and their parents during the programme, which was called ‘Disney Magic’.

The packed audience included many children, who were tugging and pulling at their parents to spend time with their favourite cartoons.  Their eyes glimmered with
excitement to catch a glimpse of their beloved characters. The children were given black caps with big, round ears, just like those of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The afternoon started off with a ‘Disney quiz’. Excited children waved their hands to answer the questions hurled at them. This was followed by a parade of all the Disney characters, who entered the stage singing and dancing. The children danced and sang along with them, cheering and screaming with absolute glee to see their favourite toon characters outside their television sets and right before their eyes. The musical extravaganza became even more exciting as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald Duck danced to Bollywood tunes like ‘All is Well’, Disco Deewane and Auntyji, which seemed to be favourites of not only the children present there but their parents as well. Children performed ‘The Mickey March’ with great enthusiasm along with the Disney characters. They were in for a surprise at the end of the show, when they were
given a chance to be photographed with their favourite characters on stage.

Kanchan, a homemaker, brought her daughter along so that she could get a chance to meet the characters. “It is the first time that I have brought my daughter to an event organised by Disney. I have been to a similar event previously,” she says.

Angad Singh, a pre-kindergarten student, also attended along with his parents, Rupreet Kaur and Anoop Singh. “We have attended multiple events of this sort. In fact, we were here last year for this event as well. It was organised with a lot of care for the children. It was much more systematic than the previous one I attended. There was a lot of confusion and chaos the last time,” says Anoop.

Four-year-old Isha Bhat was obviously having a whale of a time. “I enjoyed the music and dance,” she says.

“We just decided to come here for the weekend. My children enjoyed it,” adds Deepa Singhal, also a member of the audience.

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