First ever McDonalds - Disney Hour Kids' awards announced

Buena Vista Television India (BVTI) has tied up with McDonalds for the first ever McDonalds-Disney Hour Kids' Awards.

The awards are an opportunity for children to nominate and reward their own favourites across seven categories, viz Hindi movie, Bollywood actor, Bollywood actress, sports star, Hindi movie song, Disney Hour toon and comic book.

Five selected nominees in each category have been chosen by a panel, which was appointed by a legal body by BVTI. However, the young voters can also select their own nominees in case their favourites do not figure among the selected nominees. Voting forms will be made available to children under 14 years at MacDonalds' outlets with Happy Meals and also at select schools in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Jaipur. Forms, according to an official release, are also available at, cosponsors for the awards along with Maaza. 

Television commercials on Disney Hour daily at 6 pm on Sony detail voting modalities and include Early Bird prizes for the first few voters every week. In another first, voters will also get to present the awards to the winners. Four lucky children will meet and present the McDonalds-Disney Hour Kids Award to their star winner in four of the categories - Actor, Actress, Movie (producer) and Sportsperson. Voting is open till 24 January, 2002.

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