Beloved cartoon characters invade Causeway Bay and Harbour City
With the huge interest behind animated features, Hong Kong has decided to get on the bandwagon and treat fans of all ages to a series of exciting exhibitions featuring some of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. From July to August, Hong Kong will play host to themed and immersive attractions featuring characters from Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory and The Smurfs.
Dory Swims Into Causeway Bay
A majestic underworld awaits visitors for an exciting 3D deep sea adventure at various locations in Times Square, Causeway Bay till end of July. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a beautiful sea world and experience the massive exhibition that showcases 32 tailor-made 3D models of Dory, Marlin, Nemo, the 4-metre long ‘septopus’ Hank and other characters such as stingrays and sea turtles.
Key highlights of the Disney Pixar’s Finding Dory exhibit include the TV Wall where visitors can take photos with characters from the film and an open touch pool where they can view and touch various fishes and marine life. There are also ample areas for photo-taking fun with areas decorated like the underwater world depicted in the smash hit animated film.
Smurfs Asians Art Tour
Dory and gang may have taken over Causeway Bay but the Smurfs have set up shop in Harbour City. The first port of call for the Smurfs Asian Art Tour, the exhibit will transform several sections of the Hong Kong landmark into a Smurf Village. The attraction, based on the classic Belgian cartoon and comic-strip, will offer thrilling activities such as the ‘We’re All Smurfs!’ Art Exhibition and the World Premiere of Peyo’s original artworks.
From 13 July to 9 August 2016, visitors can experience the world of The Smurfs and interact with characters from the films and cartoons such as Smurfette, Lazy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf and Painter Smurf. There will also be a six-metre tall gigantic mushroom house with interactive games on offer. For art fans, ‘The Smurfs House of Stories’ will be a must visit. The exhibit, which makes its world debut, pays homage to Peyo, the genius storyteller, with authentic materials being exhibited to the public for the first time ever.
Visitors will be able to completely immerse themselves in the world of the Smurfs as they peek into Peyo’s recreated studio and original works such as original copies of the comic-strips, actual plates and illustrations, as well as the original film of the first ever Smurf movie that was released on the big screen.