Posted by Elspeth Fisher,
Jan 27, 2012
In the world of media, one is invited to a number of glamorous events, from media owner parties, to award ceremonies. Most definitely a perk of the job.
It is comparatively rare, however, to be invited to an event which offers as much sparkle and magic is the Disney ‘Year of the Princess’ launch party.
At Total Media, we’re lucky enough to work with Feld Entertainment and Balloon Dog on some fabulous brands, including Disney on Ice and Disney Live!, so an appreciation for all things Disney is very much in our DNA (…and on our desks in the shape of a giant Tinker Bell…enough said)
I was lucky enough to join Anna and Natalie for some champagne and celeb spotting at Oxford Street’s Disney Store, where we spotted celebs, designed our own crowns, and got rather carried away with the merchandise. Drinking bubbly and shopping for plastic tiaras has got to be in my top ten most surreal experiences, but thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless.
Shannon Saunders (YouTube sensation and recent winner of the Disney Channel UK’s singing competition) performed some songs, and I was lucky enough to meet Glen Keane, the man responsible for animating Aladdin, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, as well as 2010’s Tangled.
Having run some fabulous drawing workshops for the little princes and princesses in attendance, he was kind enough to sketch my favourite Disney Princess for me, and even told me I should keep my (apparently Rapunzel-esque!) hair long…
We can’t wait to see our favourite Disney characters again in Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes, which is touring the UK from March 7th to April 1st.