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Saturday, 9 August 2014

Launch Event - Disney On Ice @Coca Cola Dome Johannesburg

Hi Guys,

in a One-of-a-Kind Skating Spectacular in South Africa!!!
Featuring More Than 60 Disney Characters Including the Stars of Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo 
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio, and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story, take to the ice for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Produced by Feld Entertainment, this fanfare production features more than 60 unforgettable Disney stars that span the decades, a sing-along score of award-winning Disney music, stunning choreography, elaborate sets and beautiful costumes will be in South Africa for the July school holidays. 
Brought to South Africa by local promoter, Showtime Management in association with DSTV, Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic opens on Friday, 11 July 2014 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg and runs until Sunday, 20 July 2014. Thereafter the production moves to the GrandWest Arena, Cape Town for 11 shows only from Wednesday, 23 to Sunday, 27 July 2014. 

Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic in a once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular that brings together the legacy of Disney in the tradition of Disney on Ice quality that has entertained more that 135 million guests worldwide to date! With features from seven blockbuster all-time favourite movies;  The Lion King, Aladdin, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Finding Nemo that have a worldwide box office total of over 2 billion dollars and are listed in the Top 100 Movies Ever Worldwide by, Disney On Ice is not-to-be-missed family entertainment!
 Disney fans of all ages will be singing along and clapping to many of the 24 memorable Disney tunes such as “When you wish upon a star” from Pinocchio; “A whole new world” from Aladdin; “Can you feel the love tonight?” and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King and “You’ve got a friend in me” from Toy Story

With Mickey and Minnie leading the fun, audiences enjoy breathtaking production numbers choreographed by Emmy Award®-winner Sarah Kawahara.  Kawahara previously worked with Michelle Kwan and choreographed the skating segment for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Complementing Kawahara’s fabulous skate sequences are the memorable tunes compiled by music directors Art Kempel and Stan Beard that bring the wonderful memories of Disney to life on ice. Scenic Designer David Potts and Lighting Designer LeRoy Bennett create the mood and settings that showcase extraordinary Disney moments.

Outfitting this cast of more than 60 characters was the challenge facing Costume Designer Scott Lane. His dazzling designs range from Mickey’s Marching Band, to the “It’s a Small World” dolls, to the stars of Mulan and Finding Nemo. The bright colors and minimal structure in the Nemo costumes allow the characters to move freely in order to mimic the natural movement in water.  Renowned designer Bob Mackie also lends his talents to a red sequined evening gown worn by Minnie.
Scenic Designer David Potts, who has worked on numerous Broadway productions, creates a theatrical atmosphere on ice. Skaters weave around and enliven the “It's a Small World” sequence amidst sparkling floats that turn into a radiant light parade; a blanket of snow and an avalanche fall as Mulan battles the Huns; and a giant present is opened to reveal Buzz Lightyear as he’s first introduced to that favorite toy cowboy, Woody and his pal Jessie.
Don’t miss this wonderful Disney entertainment skating spectacular whenever it happens next in your city. Join Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pumbaa and their many Disney friends in celebrating 100 Years of Magic
About the Walt Disney Company in South Africa - The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media group. TWDC has been active in South Africa for over 50 years.  In 2011 TWDC added two new channels to the Multichoice DStv platform: Disney XD and Disney Junior. Together with Disney Channel, which celebrated its 7th birthday in September 2013, TWDC is the leading provider of children’s TV channels in South Africa. Disney is one of the top distributors of US programming in the region, and brings network series, movies and Disney-branded kids and family content to TV viewers. These include top rating US network series such as Grey’s Anatomy and Revenge and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Disney’s film distribution arm is the leader for family movies in South Africa. Recent successes include the live action title, Marvel’s Thor 2, which grossed R22 million at the Box Office, more than 30% higher than its predecessor, Thor. Recent animated releases include Wreck-it Ralph, Planes as well as Frozen – which has gone on to become the biggest Walt Disney Studios Animation and Disney/Pixar release of all time in South Africa. In 2013, audiences also welcomed the return of the Disney Classic Little Mermaid to DVD and Blu Ray. Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice returns to South Africa in 2014 with 100 Years of Magic this July in Johannesburg and Cape Town. When it debuted in 2012 with Worlds of Fantasy, Disney On Ice sold out the Coca-Cola Dome in 2012 (Africa’s largest indoor arena) eight times in one weekend, an achievement never-before witnessed. To find out more about all things Disney, South African kids, tweens and families can visit the dedicated website or dedicated mobisite
About Showtime Management (SA) - Originally founded by Hazel Feldman and now with her son and partner, Tony – Showtime Management has set the benchmark for the presentation of quality, international-standard shows and events, many of which have been presented throughout Asia, Europe and Las Vegas. 

About Feld Entertainment (USA) Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.   

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