The theme for this year’s Late Late Toy Show has been revealed as host Ryan Tubridy and a tribe of young performers and toy testers prepare to go wild for the biggest night on the TV calendar.
After a year where children have been limited in their games and relationships with their friends, they will receive a very special invitation to step into the sun as this year’s theme. Late toy show is inspired by the Disney classic, The Lion King.
Night looks set to live out Hakuna Matata’s “no worries” philosophy with kids ruling the jungle in the studio and at home, for the most exciting TV event of the year.
Toy testers and performers will flock from all over Ireland, with the youngest cub just four years old, as they prepare for the most magical of nights.
As always, Ryan and The Late Late Toy Show The elves will have some surprise delicacies up their sleeves that are sure to make you roar! There’s more to see than ever, as they’ve been on the lookout for the kingdom’s newest, biggest and hottest new toys. We’re hearing rumors that Fidgets, Pop-its, and a Labradoodle called Moji are some of the best toys on this year’s toy list.
Ryan Tubridy said, “Everyone’s been locked up for a long time and that’s why we need to go out into the wild and join our friends in The Lion King. It’s not just a theme; it is a movement. Each child can leave the house and leave the room and leave the kitchen and roam freely in the jungle of his family because he is the boss tonight. So it’s the future, it’s wild, and it’s beautiful. Join us in the jungle, we’ll see you tonight.
It’s a no-problem philosophy, the show will feature not one, but two musical performances by Ryan.
It’s magic this year Lion King The inspired decor was created by RTÉ’s production design department, headed by Marcella Power. RTÉ’s costume and makeup departments, with costumes led by Brigette Horan, also took care of preparing for the casting ahead of Friday’s extravagance. The show is produced and guided in the light by Hilary Jones and Kate Olohan and directed by Alan Byrne.
Brigette Horan, Head of Costume Department at RTE, said: “Viewers can expect a magical and fun toy show with wonderful children wearing magical costumes. The vision and thought process behind this year’s designs by costume designer Stacey Gallagher and the costume design team was to dramatically create nature at its best, brimming with color and texture and offering structures of costumes that will move effortlessly and comfortably for kids to play and represent the characters. Enjoy the magic. “
The appeal of the toy fair
The Toy Show Appeal is back for its second year in a row, which last year raised € 6.6million in much-needed funds for Irish charities where around 635,690 children and their families will benefit from a wide variety of ‘different support organizations.
Donations can be made via www.rte.ie/toyshowappeal and we are happy this year to welcome the benefits via the Donations tab on the Revolution application that will be put online overnight.