Disney UK releases a heart-warming Pinoy-inspired Christmas advert in support of children’s charity Make-A-Wish.
The three-minute animated short features Mickey Mouse and was released on Monday (November 9). It tells the story of elderly Lola, her apo (grandchild), and the family traditions that have connected them through the years including parol-making and Simbang Gabi.
It begins in 1940 where young Lola was given a Mickey Mouse stuffed toy. After many years, she passes the same toy to her granddaughter.
Worried that the connection between Lola and her apo seems to be fading, the granddaughter surprises her one Christmas morning with a living decorated with festive parols reminding her of the yuletide seasons when she was young. She is then handed a gift box with her Mickey Mouse toy inside.
The Mickey Mouse toy in the advert is now available for purchase at the Disney Store and ShopDisney.co.uk. Proceeds will go to Make-A-Wish organizations.
The advert also highlights an original song “Love Is A Compass” sung by UK artist Griff. It is a charity track available for sale and all proceeds from every download before December 31, 2020 will also be donated to Make-A-Wish.
LOVE IS A COMPASS Moments, they've been everything And just like magic, can make the whole world sing That look in your eyes, oh, the joy it brings When I hold you and you hold me I know we're not, not what we used to be But we carry so much history Put up my sails and I rode the wind That led me here to you, I'd do it all again I know it won't always be the same Feelings don't change, they never fade away When you're far from home, it's hard to know the way But it's right there inside When you need direction Look to the stars If you don't know where you're heading Follow your heart When you're lost I will guide you I'm right there beside you Like a map of your memories And just like a compass That leads the way We may take the long road But I'll never fade When you're lost I will guide you Oh, tell me you'll try to Remember on the darker days Love is a compass I see you there when I'm in my dreams And just like a child full of possibilities I can't help but smile at the wonders of the world 'Cause I know I've been there before I know it won't always be the same Feelings don't change, they never fade away When you're far from home, it's hard to know the way But it's right there inside When you need direction Try close your eyes If you don't know where you're heading Just hold on tight When you're lost I will guide you 'Cause I'm right here beside you In every memory And just like a compass That leads the way We may take the long road But I'll never fade When you're lost I will guide you Oh, tell me you'll try to Remember on the darker days Love is a compass
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