VANCOUVER 2010 WINTER OLYMPICS | THE LOOK OF THE GAMES :: MASCOTS ::: «MEET THE MASCOTS ON ICE» MUKMUK, THE MISSING MASCOT
Mukmuk was supposed to be the world’s first Olympic “virtual” sidekick, popping up here and there in virtual reality.
He was also really really small compared to his “real” team mates, Quatchi, Miga, and Sumi.
His diminutive stature meant little Mukmuk, all toqued-up in his adorable orange piece of Canadiana, got sidelined.
His virtual nature and size ruled out a Mukmuk on Ice when Vancouver 2010 put on its thrice-daily (and absolutely thrilling) “Meet the Mascots on Ice” show at Robson Square:
(Digression: Someone has to say it. Arthur Erickson was a genius, but his original canopies over the ice rink were pure smuck. The new ones (above) are stunning. Bravo to the workers who have recently done such a sensitive job on restoring Arthur’s 1976 masterpiece.)
But back to no Mukmuk on ice.
Here he is. In fact here are two Mukmuks. On ice. For your viewing pleasure.
«WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO ME?»
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