ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
If Disney was frozen
The jungle cools down on the icy expanse of the John Labatt Centre beginning tonight. For the first time, Disney on Ice brings its show to London with eight performances running from Nov. 5 to 9. The show, titled 3 Jungle Adventures: 2003-2004, will feature characters from The Jungle Book, The Lion King and Tarzan.
OK, just hear us out: it's very possible there are huge fans of Disney's animated features right here on campus (see: all those people who raved about Finding Nemo). And it's also very possible there are huge fans of figure skaters here too (see: all those Western princes and princesses who love lycra-everything). There is nothing wrong with liking either of these or the combination of them. Really. We at A&E already know several people at Western genuinely excited about this event - and no, they are not all in first year, nor are they all talking grizzly bears.
But perhaps you're one of those anti-corporate, Disney-fearing students on campus afraid of the Disneyfication of the globe. The arrival of Disney on Ice will give you the opportunity to protest your heart out, though before you express your disapproval, try picking up someone at a bar by singing "Bare Necessities" and then see how much you hate the company - it really works!
Tickets to Disney on Ice are available at Ticketmaster outlets, the John Labatt Centre box office, charge by phone at 488-1012 or www.ticketmaster.ca.