UAE Kid features in Cars 3 by Disney Pixar

UAE Kid features in Cars 3 by Disney Pixar

The boy was among the five shortlisted children who won Babyshop’s Voice over competition that invited children from the country to participate for a chance to lend their voice to the movie’s character

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 7th, 2017 – This one’s a first of its kind. Babyshop the one stop omni-channel kids’ brand in the UAE from Landmark Group in association with The Walt Disney Company Middle East announced the winner of the hugely popular Voice over competition that was concluded a few weeks ago in Dubai. This is the first time a child from the UAE has received this chance of a lifetime to feature in a movie.

The winner, who also claims to be a big fan of Lightening McQueen in real life, will be featured through a cameo of a little ‘fan’ car in Disney Pixar’s Movie – Cars 3 releasing on 15th June all across the UAE. Launched ahead of the anticipated movie, the competition provided children an opportunity to be part of the film through this ‘cameo’ voice over and win a chance to take back home a lifetime memory.

Five shortlists were announced from amongst scores of participant children aged six to ten, who were thrilled on the prospect of being a part of one of their favorite Disney movies.  These shortlists were then tested at a recording studio for the voice, closest to suit this ‘fan character’ in the movie and seven years Aariz Mohamed Shaik was chosen as the winner.

Hundreds of children participated in a live audition at Oasis Mall in Dubai on Thursday 18th May in front of a jury comprising of representations from Disney, Babyshop and independent judges. Owing to the overwhelming response, the judges shortlisted five instead of four kids for the final recording.

Aariz’s mother Aisha exclaimed: “I am thrilled for my son to be the chosen talent for Babyshop’s Voice over competition for the upcoming Disney Pixar’s Movie – Cars 3. He is a huge fan of Lightening McQueen and playing his ‘fan’ in the movie is indeed a lifetime moment and a mark of recognition that will stay with him forever. I sincerely thank Babyshop for providing such promising platforms to our kids which also aids their confidence levels and overall development.”

While the other kids didn’t win, Babyshop, as a small gesture, presented them with Lightening McQueen merchandise and gift card worth AED 500 to each of the shortlisted participants. And for all the little fans, of Lightening McQueen out there, you can visit Oasis Mall around the movie launch for a chance to view the Lightening McQueen at the mall and click pictures to take back fond memories home.

About Babyshop:

Established in 1973 in Bahrain, Babyshop is a one stop destination with widest range of children’s world class products from leading international brands. These products encompass all children’s requirements in fashion clothing, toys for toddlers and children up to 16 years of age, as well as baby basics, nursery furniture for new born babies and more. Babyshop is the foremost brand of the iconic Landmark Group, a multi-retail conglomerate in the region.

As the leading Omni-channel regional kids’ retail powerhouse, with a strong presence in all seven Emirates, Babyshop has advocated and fostered regional industry growth and development through pioneering and progressive retail processes and systems. Directly in line with this, Babyshop is the driving force behind a long standing Child Safety campaign, entitled “Child Safety First” that works towards awareness of children’s safety. Babyshop also collaborates with associations and government bodies responsible for child safety.

With a network of over 235 stores across 16 countries, with over 50 stores in the UAE, 19 of which are within Centrepoint, Babyshop has the largest presence in its category in the MENA region. You can also shop online at