Disney+ Announces Arrival In Singapore With Concert Featuring Local Singers
After years of anticipation, Disney+ has finally launched in Singapore, providing viewers with more streaming platforms to choose from.
Just when we thought that the streaming service would bring magical shows to our screens, Disney took it one step further by transforming Marina Bay into a larger-than-life cinema, with dazzling light displays and a concert featuring some of our all-time favourite Disney songs.
Disney+ announces arrival with light display at Marina Bay
In essence, the cinematic displays at Marina Bay served as a preview of sorts, giving Singaporeans a sneak peek of what they can expect with Disney+.
The first show to feature was none other than The Mandalorian — the Star Wars series that everyone in the galaxy is waiting for.
Announcing the show’s arrival in Singapore, buildings surrounding Marina Bay came to life with futuristic projections.
Star Wars characters like Din Djarin and baby Yoda also greeted onlookers, before the iconic theme song started playing, accompanied by flashy light displays.
Our friends from the far-far-away galaxy soon made way for our childhood pals from Toy Story – Woody and Buzz Lightyear – who were up to their usual shenanigans.
Then came everyone’s favourite fishes, Nemo and Dory, as well as the adorable creatures from Monster University.
Later, the CBD buildings started freezing over, and it was time for our favourite ice princess – aka Elsa – to take centre stage.
What came straight after was arguably our favourite display, as heroes from the Avengers: Endgame movie started appearing one after another through Dr Strange’s magical portals.
With the grand accompanying music, we were once again reminded of the heroes’ unwavering determination despite facing the seemingly insurmountable force that is Thanos.
You can watch the entire 5.5-minute light display here.
Local singers perform renditions of our favourite Disney tunes
Besides the magical light display, there was also an online concert featuring local artistes singing our favourite Disney songs.
JJ Lin’s medley combining tunes from Aladdin, Lion King, and Soul was arguably the most well-received, garnering nearly 2k shares.
Local singers Benjamin Kheng and Annette Lee paid tribute to our favourite Disney princess stories like Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, and The Little Mermaid, through an emotional duet.
Lastly, Nathan Hartono gave the 1996 Toy Story classic “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” a modern makeover with his jazzy yet soulful rendition of the song.
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Disney+’s arrival in Singapore is a timely one. As Singaporeans are staying home more amidst the pandemic, we hope the new streaming platform will provide us with quality content to keep us occupied and entertained.
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Featured image adapted from Disney+ (SG) on Facebook.