capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
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It requires a lot of concentration and it has really captured their imagination.
The setting captured their imagination and they became absorbed in researching and filming the otters, a timid and endangered species.
A toy that captured their imagination and kept them quiet for most of the afternoon.
What captured their imaginations? What kind of events and activities best served their developmental needs?