The 30,000 guests attending the White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday may not get much presidential pomp and circumstance. But spectacle? Oh yes, indeed.
There will be scores of athletes, chefs, nationally ranked singers, performers, fitness instructors, craftsmen and story tellers populating the South Lawn for the big event.
The cast also includes 75 costumed characters of the, uh, commercially branded variety. Here’s the official White House list, which covers a few old cartoon faithfuls, and a spate of those with distinctive TV and Hollywood tie-ins:
AbraKidabra,Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Finn from Adventure Time, Jake from Adventure Time, Abby Cadabby, Scooby Doo, Arthur, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Daniel Tiger, Martha from Martha Speaks, Maya, Miguel, Princess Presto, Sid the Science Kid, Super WHY!, WordGirl, Smurf, Smurffette, Papa Smurf, Vexy from “The Naughties” Smurfs 2 movie, Hackus from “The Naughties” Smurfs 2 movie.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, The Racing Presidents George, The Racing Presidents-Tom, The Racing Presidents Abe, The Racing Presidents Teddy, The Racing Presidents Taft, Smokey Bear, Woodsy Owl, Sponge Bob, Dora the Explorer, Geofrom Team, Umi Zoomi.
Milli from Team UmiZoomi, Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia The First, Domino the Great, Captain Barnacles Bear from The Octonauts, Lt.Kwazii Kitten from The Octonauts, Papa Bunny, Mama Bunny, Junior Bunny.
Babar, Badou, Witzy the Duck, Twig from the Wompkees, Olive The Osterich, Miffy the Bunny, Power Panther, Mr. Potato Head, Mrs. Potato Head, Wow Wow Wubzy, Captain Planet, Mike the Knight, Barney, Talking Tom, Talking Ben, Pac-Man, Little Olivia, Clicky, Maisy, Nutbrown Hare, Fairy Twinkletoes, Minion Tim from Despicable Me 2, Minion Jerry from Despicable Me 2, Belt from The Croods, Doki the Dog, Washington Kastles, Power Rang