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Children asked to name Milan Expo 2015 Disney mascot

MILAN, Italy, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Organizers of the Milan Expo 2015 are turning to the children of Italy to name a food-based cartoon mascot created for the event by Disney Italy.

The expo said the mascot, which is made from foods including banana lips, a watermelon head and a garlic nose, was created to fit the "Feed the Planet, Energy for Life" theme of the 2015 expo and the event is asking Italian children ages 4-14 to submit potential names at expo2015.org, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.

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Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 7, the website said, with the winner to be announced in late February.

The winners will get to meet the Disney Italy team that designed the mascot.

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