It’s true after all that Aristocats are “never found in alleyways or hanging round the garbage cans”… For the duration of Disney’s Halloween Festival, Marie the cat is making her debut for daily scheduled Disneyland Paris meet ‘n’ greets, sharing the Boarding House location on Main Street, U.S.A. with Winnie the Pooh.
This will no doubt be exciting news for character hunters who missed her previous appearance on Valentine’s Day in 2013, alongside siblings Berlioz and Toulouse. In fact, the high-class kittens have mostly been retained for private events until now, such as when a certain Saudi prince then reportedly celebrated his graduation by spending 15 million euros on a three-day character extravaganza.
The resurgent popularly of The Aristocats now sees Marie meeting guests in Magic Kingdom, Florida and Tokyo DisneySea. Berlioz and Toulouse
have yet to make wider appearances. (Correction: They can be seen in the Tokyo parade Happiness is Here)
Paris is a natural fit given the French location of the film, even if Main Street and the Halloween festival aren’t. Nevertheless, she wears orange for the season and is more interesting for visitors than a certain Disney Bear in this spot any day.
Taking turns with Winnie the Pooh, dressed up for Halloween, the pair have their own smart sign to clearly tell guests which characters are appearing and when.