The stars of the Cartoon Network are swapping the screen for the stage – to kick off a massive world tour right here in Abu Dhabi.
The irrepressible Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball and the heroes of Adventure Time will be among the cast of kids favourites taking over the emirate for a fantastic four-day run of live shows at Du Forum, on Yas Island, from October 11 to October 14.
The action-packed production, called Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite, will introduce avid fans to Kelvin Gizmo, a brilliant scientist, who is tasked with thwarting the evil robot Zarr, who is bent on destroying the Cartoon Network world.
Okay, it might be aimed at the kids, but with a gripping plot like that, parents won’t need too much convincing to take the brood along to see the show.
The show, which is being brought to the capital by SES Live, Live Nation Middle East and Turner’s Cartoon Network, is being directed by award-winner Bart Doerfler, known for his work on the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood and Walt Disney.
Ali Haidary, CEO and Founder of SES Live, said; “We are thrilled to bring this brand new live stage production ‘Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite’ to Abu Dhabi and get the opportunity to share this first-hand experience with our young audience, families and Cartoon Network fans of all ages bringing them closer to their favourite superheroes.”
Gerardo Llanes, Executive Director of Yas Island Destination Management said: “We are excited to be hosting “Cartoon Network Live!” world premiere here on Yas Island. This is just one of many family-friendly events that will be part of the island’s most impressive events programme to date. We look forward to welcoming the ‘little’ fans of the UAE’s most popular children’s brand on Yas Island this October for what is sure to be an amazing show for the whole family.”