Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Mickey's Big Celebration
On a Saturday morning, in theaters across the country, young children and their parents met up with Mickey Mouse and a bunch of his Disney Junior friends for Mickey’s Big Celebration, a special engagement put on by Fathom Events. Kids in the audience were invited to get up, dance, and sing along with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Doc McStuffins, and the PJ Masks. The show also featured some simple games for kids to play. The event centered around the introduction of Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a new series about Mickey and his friends and their sports cars. It was interesting to see a theatrical presentation try to be interactive, but the kids in the theater I attended didn’t sing along too loudly. Mickey and the Roadster Racers seems like a harmless Saturday morning cartoon that my friends might have watched in Kindergarten, but there’s nothing too deep. It is gratifying to see the formerly villainous Pete be turned into a friend by Mickey’s quick, forgiving nature.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers might appeal to kids ages 2-6 or so, but it didn't strike me as particularly special. What are some of your kids' favorite shows?
Fathom Events are generally worth checking out; find more here.