Disney offers up more festive cheer these holidays
Delight in Disney-themed Christmas trees, at malls across the country and spread the festive cheer by donating to charity partner The Smile Foundation
Following on the announcement of local singer Lloyiso’s rendition of “Love Runs Deeper” on animated brand spot, Disney releases special music video and single for sale
Disney Africa kicked off the holiday season today by bringing more festive cheer to fans and families across the country as part of their biggest retail campaign to date, From Our Family to Yours.
Earlier this month Disney Africa announced the launch of its new Christmas advert titled “The Stepdad” with sensational singer/songwriter Lloyiso on the vocals for the African version of the poignant soundtrack “Love Runs Deeper”. In a special performance last night at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Lloyiso helped launch the retail festivities that will be celebrated all across the country. This also marked the release of “Loves Runs Deeper” available to stream and download from all digital service providers and the release of the local music video:
Download “Love Runs Deeper” – https://lloyiso.lnk.to/LRD
For the last two years, Disney-themed Christmas trees have taken centre stage at various malls across the country and this holiday season will be no different, with 10 shopping malls hosting beautiful, tall Christmas trees adorned with Mickey and Minnie plush toys. In association with Nedbank4Me, participating malls are: Canal Walk, Cape Gate, Clearwater Mall, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Midlands Mall, Rosebank Mall, Sandton City, Somerset Mall, The Glen and Woodlands. This stunning installation is more than meets the eye and forms part of a charity initiative, where shoppers may make a cash donation towards the purchase of a plush toy, where both the plush and the money will be donated towards the Smile Foundation.
Following on the success of Disney Channel’s festive giveaway, the Christmas in a Box campaignreturns to the channel this year again. In partnership with Nedbank4Me, 10 lucky winners will win a host of Christmas goodies including a Christmas tree with Disney-themed decorations and Disney toys, puzzles, books and the newly launched Disney-themed Vodacom Neo watch. All viewers have to do is stay tuned to Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 and, when they spot a Christmas tree graphic on the screen, snap a picture and SMS (with parental or guardian permission) their details to 31120 and stand in line to win one of the festive hampers, valued at R15 000 each. Competition closes 5 December.
From Our Family To Yours offers fans of all ages the opportunity to stock up and spoil loved ones with something special across Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. Find the perfect stocking fillers for every member of the family from apparel to toys and books to figurines.
Disney premiered their incredibly heart-warming animated short “The Stepdad” this November. With family togetherness at its heart, the short follows a family’s journey as they navigate their first Christmas together and celebrates the power of storytelling to inspire imagination and the magic created by reading together.
Disney is encouraging fans to head to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to share their own past and present festive memories using #FromOurFamilyToYours
Hailing from just outside of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, singer, songwriter, and producer. Lloyiso wields the kind of voice that instantly tugs at heartstrings. It’s the kind of voice that shines in any arena—whether in front of a laptop camera or under the lights of a festival stage. It’s the kind of voice that makes you stop what you’re doing and sing along. At 16-years-old, he appeared on South African Idol and placed fifth in the competition. Following “three weeks at university,” he left school and focused on music inspired by the likes of Sam Smith and Kanye West. He performed anywhere possible, singing in exchange for dinner at local pubs. He even recorded in English and ten different African languages. Taking over social media, Lloyiso amplified his voice globally by posting covers on Facebook before embracing YouTube. He gained the endorsement of everyone from Kygo to Tyga and gradually amassed an enthusiastic audience. Nailing viral renditions of Rihanna, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, and more, he launched his TikTok during 2020, generating tens millions of views and attracting the attention of labels worldwide. Finding his home, he notably made history as “the first South African artist signed to Republic Records.” Now, he conveys feeling in its purest form through a series of 2021 singles ignited by his debut “Seasons.”
About Smile Foundation:
We help children unshackle their challenges and live a life inspired by confidence and possibility. Smile Foundation is a South African NGO that supports children with any type of facial or other conditions, to receive reconstructive surgery within South Africa. We help children who suffer from anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate, burns wounds, Moebius syndrome (facial paralysis) and other abnormalities. We are currently based in 11 Academic Hospitals around South Africa. We invest in the medical teams we work with, through an Academic Skills programme, and we assist the hospitals by purchasing equipment for use by the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Our Chief Patron, the late honourable Nelson Mandela’s wish is for us to assist as many children around South Africa as possible to alleviate the stigma attached to living with a facial condition. For more information, please visit www.smilefoundation.co.za