Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk - Wikipedia
Meet the Mascots: Vancouver Winter Games of “wildmen” are common to folklore of the Pacific Northwest; the name “sasquatch,” in fact. November 27, Vancouver Mascots Introduced to the World. to personally meet Miga, Quatchi and Sumi, the mascots for the Vancouver Olympic Joining the three mascots is a friend, or 'sidekick,' by the name of Mukmuk. From CKNW: The animal creatures are a sea bear named Miga, a Sasquatch From Vancouver “Meet the Mascots” video is now up.
She loves surfing in the summer, especially in Tofinoand snowboarding in the winter. The sea bear is inspired by the legends of the Pacific Northwest First Nations, tales of orca whales that transform into bears when they arrive on land. The Kermode bear is a rare white or cream-coloured sub-species of the black bear that is unique to the central West Coast of British Columbia. Orcas are also honoured in the art and stories of West Coast First Nations, as travellers and guardians of the sea.
He comes from the mysterious forests of Canadawears blue earmuffsand dreams of being a hockey goalie. He loves to travel and learn about the regional dances and cuisines of every place he visits. He carries his camera around his neck wherever he goes. His name comes from "sasquatch", itself a word coined by J. The sasquatch reminds the people of the mystery and wonder that exist in the natural world, igniting their imagination about the possibility of undiscovered creatures in the great Canadian wilderness.
An animal guardian spirit with the wings of the Thunderbird and legs of an American black bear who wears a killer whale-like hat in an artistic style of Haida people.
He lives in the mountains of British Columbia and is a passionate environmentalist. His name comes from the Salish word "sumesh," meaning "guardian spirit.
The point of the mascots is to be a revenue generator. They appeal to kids and adult kids. The asians will buy them like crazy and frankly any tourist will most likely think they are cute. They did a great job. And Zivan - chill out dude - they are toys. Loosen up a bit. Bigtime Nov 27, P Distill3d Nov 27, But we must have the orca, that is too west coast to be left out.
Vancouver Olympic mascots unveiled: Miga, Quatchi and Sumi
I have no problem with them being "cutened" up for a toy model. However, they aren't meant to be toys Since the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France the Olympic Games have had a mascot, usually an animal native to the area or occasionally human figures representing the cultural heritage.
Misha was used extensively during the opening and closing ceremonies, had a TV animated cartoon and appeared on several merchandise products. Nowadays, most of the merchandise aimed at young people focuses on the mascots, rather than the Olympic flag or organization logos. Sadly, commercialism has taken over even the most ancient of traditions.
SpongeG Nov 27, MistyMountainHop Nov 27, The sasquatch is pretty awesome too. I guess they chose a sea bear instead of an orca so they wouldn't get sued by the Canucks. You can see it's clearly their style of work.
I think they turned out way better than I originally expected. Zivan56, I don't know how you can say they don't represent BC. A Sasquatch or a thunderbird is way more unique to BC than something like a seagull, which exist all over the world. And why does a mascot have to represent an actual animal? Mixing native animals with folklore and Native legend is way more unique and representational of more aspects of BC than just native fauna.
As for the style I think they're great. The Asian influence is once again representational of Vancouver as well. These mascots provide an opportunity for the world to learn things about us that they didn't previously know. Of course you don't have to like them but I just don't understand the logic behind your reasoning. Another reason I'm glad they weren't just regular animals is that they have way more personality and character this way. Look at the mascots for Sydney, they're just normal animals standing up like humans.
What about them is supposed to attract me to them or want to learn about Australia? Our mascots have charisma.
- Miga, Quatchi, Sumi and Mukmuk
- Meet the Mascots: Vancouver 2010 Winter Games
- Meet the 2010 Winter Olympic Mascots!
And their style is quite pleasant to the eye, warm, and friendly. There's something for everyone. They'll be both a cultural and marketing success no matter what local opposition there is to them.
They really killed it. These are awesome mascots. I've just showed them to some of my coworkers the women here in Shanghai and they love them I mean they're really crazy over them. Actually, they think they are way better than Beijing's mascots, and they want me to pick some up for them when I go back to Vancouver this summer.
What's not to like? They're cute, clean and internationally appealing. I thought it was going to be a typical Vancouver decision ie.
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These will be huge sellers. If you watch the video http: Someone should start a poll thread: Sumi--male, female or both? Perfect for children, which they're meant for. Hell of a lot better than that stupid Atlanta one These ones are awesome clooless Nov 28,6: The mascots have all the hallmarks of design by committee.
On the bright side I think our mascots are better in comparison to those from previous Olympics, but the competition is weak. What fark is up with the mascots from Nagano and Athens? Rusty Gull Nov 28,7: I wonder if they'll grow on people.
Certainly they're there for kids and so I'll be interested in hearing children's opinions. But, like many people, I wanna take a look at them. Right now I'm not feeling warm and fuzzy about them.
Vancouver 2010 Mascots
But I'll wanna take a look, I'll wanna take some time. Carole James just can't come out and say she likes the mascots. Anything to criticize the Olympics, and by extension, Gordon Campbell and the Liberals. I freaking hate that bitch. God help us is she ever becomes premier Bigtime Nov 28,2: He's got the freaking " 1" Foam glove man! And looks like they use Apple computers.Conheça os mascotes Vinicius e Tom - Meet the mascots - Rio 2016
At any rate, it's a nice image to set as a background. I always wanted cute anime characters on my desktop background, but now I have an excuse in the name of "civic pride"! SpongeG Nov 28, I was surprised by the good quality Quatchi was awesome, and huge There were a lot of people checking out the stuff and the new mascot clothes.