Tokyo DisneySea’s Pixar Playtime Event Now in Full Swing and Loved by Pixar Movie Fans
You say there’s a snake in your boot? That’s because Tokyo DisneySea’s long-awaited Pixar Playtime is finally here, partner! Running from January 10 to March 19, this special event is a celebrating of all-things Pixar, with appearances from fans’ favourite films from Toy Story to Finding Nemo and beyond.
Today, we’re taking a small peek into what Pixar fanatics can look forward to. From shows to food and merchandise, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Pixar Playtime is an annual event that plunges guests into the wonderful worlds of Pixar’s filmography, giving them a chance to meet and celebrate with some of the most iconic characters in animation history. For Pixar Playtime 2020, Tokyo DisneySea has been decorated like a colourful board game with squares which guests can move along and challenge themselves to the many different objectives written on them. There are many programmes prepared for this year, including the one below.
The “Pixar Playtime Pals” Show
Taking place at Piazza Topolino in Mediterranean Harbor, the Pixar Playtime Pals show invites guests into playing various fun games inspired by the Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Finding Nemo films.
As the games progress, more and more characters begin to appear to raise levels of excitement including those from Ratatouille, Up, Brave, and Inside Out.
It’s an exciting time for Pixar fans to interact with lots of their favourite characters.
Tokyo DisneySea is littered with decorations referencing Pixar’s films for the event including the iconic Pixar Ball.
Other things guests will spot is the colourful roulette featuring numerous characters, a game booth based on the Toy Story film series, a plethora of photo spots including the one above of Jack-Jack from The Incrediblesーthe list goes on. There’s plenty to be enjoyed at every turn, so be sure to take it all in.
Special Set – ¥1,980 @ Horizon Bay Restaurant
This special set is inspired by Finding Nemo. The pink mashed potato spread on the hamburger is made to look like coral.
There are also other little motifs, like this fish-shaped carrot which is orange like the titular clownfish himself.
The captivating colours of the lemon roll cake bring to mind Dory swimming through the ocean, while the accompanying pumpkin cream soup is sure to warm you up.
Sparkling Drink (Orange & Strawberry) – ¥450 @ Horizon Bay Restaurant
This orange and strawberry flavoured sparkling drink is inspired by Hank the octopus. It’s topped with strawberry flavoured pearls which look like octopus suckers and add a delicious chewy texture to your sipping experience.
Orange & White Chocolate Mousse w/ Souvenir Mug – ¥800 @ Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery
This two-layered cup dessert is made from orange and white chocolate mousse. You’re sure you recall the famous claw scene from Toy Story as your fork descends onto the custard-flavoured Little Green Man. The dessert comes with a free Toy Story and star design mug.
Blueberry Cheesecake w/ Souvenir Plate – ¥800 @ Mamma Biscotti’s Bakery
The fresh smell of blueberry will hit your nose as you munch into this moist cheesecake, topped with strawberry chocolate-coated wheat bran. It also comes with a plate featuring the Pixar Playtime board game design.
Mug – ¥’2,300
It wouldn’t be a Pixar event without some love for Luxo Jr., the famous lamp that is a symbol of Pixar. The “Playtime” text written on the mug depicts various movies from the animation studio.
Pouch Set – ¥2,100
You’re sure to be spoiled for choice when picking which of these pouches to use, but luckily they come as a set, so you get all three. They feature cute designs of the Pixar character cast.
Osenbei – ¥1,100
This set of osenbei rice crackers make for a perfect souvenir. There are five flavours in the set including persimmon seed, sweet & salty, curry, salted, and cheese.
Jump into the wonderful world of Pixar at Tokyo DisneySea’s Pixar Playtime Event.
Pixar Playtime 2020
Running: January 10, 2020 – March 19, 2020
Zoff Announces New Disney Collection Glasses for 20th Anniversary
16.September.2021 | FASHION
Glasses brand Zoff has released a new collection titled the “Disney Collection Zoff 20th Anniversary Line,” featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse motifs. The collection will be released on September 17 2021 in Zoff stores nationwide and online.
Mickey Mouse Model
Minnie Mouse Model
Case, Glasses Cloth
The very first Zoff store opened 20 years ago. To mark the occasion, a selection of commemorative glasses will be available in their Disney collection, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The pair are dressed up more than usual, seemingly invited to a fun party. The design is special and full of details, as are all of the models in the Disney Collection.
Be sure to check out these special frames, with their charming Disney features!
Disney Collection Zoff 20th Anniversary Line
Release Date: September 17, 2021
Price ¥11,100 (Tax Incl., Set Lens Incl.)
Availability: Zoff Stores (Excl. Outlets), Zoff Online Store, Zoff Rakuten Store, Zoff ZOZOTOWN, I Lumine (Scheduled)
Official Site: https://www.zoff.co.jp/
Experience “Love” with All Five Senses at Disney Princess Exhibition, Visiting Fukuoka, Osaka in 2022
The WHAT IS LOVE? -Sparkling Secrets of the Princess’ World- exhibition, based on “Courage and Kindness” and held to commemorate the Global Princess Celebration, is currently touring in Tokyo and Nagoya. The event has announced that the next venue will be in the Fukuoka Asian Museum from January 2, 22. The exhibit will be held in Osaka in Summer 2022.
In addition, the Disney Princess Exhibition VR, currently being held at Docomo Shop D Garden in Nagoya, will move to the Docomo Shop Grand Front in Osaka from September 12, 2021, with ticket reservations currently being accepted.
Original Goods Samples
Earl Gray Tea: ¥1,296 (Tax Included)
2 Pocket Mirror File (A4, Key Visual): ¥462 (Tax Included)
Framed Poster (A3, Princess Aurora) ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Room Fragrance (Jasmine) ¥5,280 (Tax Included)
The concept of the exhibition is WHAT IS LOVE, reflecting the title. At the exhibition, you can learn more about the “Love” that made each Princess shine throughout their story, featuring 12 Princesses: Snow White from Snow White, Cinderella from Cinderella, Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Jasmine from Aladdin, Pocahontas from Pocahontas, Mulan from Mulan, Tina from Princess and the Frog, Rapunzel from Tangled, Merida from Brave, and Moana from Moana.
The exhibition consists of six areas where you can experience “Love” as taught by Disney Princess, using video, digital technology, music, and fragrances to stimulate all five senses. By experiencing the exhibition, your own world will begin to shine as you learn more about the various types of “Love” that can be felt towards your soulmate, family, friends, and yourself.
A selection of popular exhibition original goods are currently on sale at the Tokyo venue (Shibuya Marui) and the Nagoya venue (JR Nagoya Takashimaya). They can also be purchased through the official online shop, so don’t miss out!
WHAT IS LOVE? ~Sparkling Secrets of the Princess’ World~
Venue: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Planning Gallery
Duration: January 2 ~ March 27, 2022
*Admission fees and ticket sales information will be announced in future.
*The addition of a VR exhibition is unconfirmed
Date: Summer 2022
Online shop: https://store.plusmember.jp/princessexhibition/
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh to Celebrate 95th Anniversary at Ginza MITSUKOSHI
A special shop will be opened in Ginza’s MITSUKOSHI mall between September 15 and 27 to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Disney’s Winnie The Pooh. There will be a variety of limited projects and free gifts to mark the occasion, including MITSUKOSHI ISETAN pre-sale products, daily presents, and even limited tumblers!
There will also be a photo corner set up for you to take photos with Winnie The Pooh himself.
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Magnet: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Limited Can Mirror: ¥495 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Key Holder: ¥935 (Tax Included)
MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Pre-Sale/ Event Limited Mascot Ball Pen: ¥715 (Tax Included)
The first 500 customers spending over ¥2,200 will receive an original sticker that changes daily.
The first 500 customers spending over ¥11,000 will receive an original stainless tumbler.
Ginza MITSUKOSHI Limited Winnie The Pooh Photo Spot
Make sure to check out these adorable Winnie The Pooh items as he celebrates his 95th anniversary!
mc. ©DISNEY. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh”works by A.A. MiIne and E.H Shepard.
DISNEY WINNIE THE POOH FESTIVAL
Duration: September 15 ~ 27, 2021
Location: Ginza MITSUKOSHI New Building 7F Event Venue
The MITSUKOSHI ISETAN Online Store opens at 10:00AM on September 15: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/feature/shops_f3/winnie_the_pooh_sp
Official Site: https://www.mistore.jp/shopping/
Trailer for Star Wars Anime Project ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Releases Worldwide
25.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME
The anime Star Wars anthology Star Wars: Visions is coming to Disney Plus on September 22, and ahead of release, a more detailed trailer has been released to excited audiences worldwide. Seven of Japan’s leading animation studios are participating in the highly-anticipated project, which will tell nine new stories from the Star Wars universe. Each studio will bring their own unique vision to the epic space opera, and fans worldwide have been blown away by the new teaser footage.
While details on the nine stories are still scarce, the global trailer does feature some of the show’s voice actors: English audiences recognized actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Harbour, while the Japanese trailer featured such well-known performers as Masako Nozawa, Yuichi Nakamura, Junya Enoki, Yuma Uchida, Daisuke Hirakawa, and Hiroyuki Yoshino.
The project aims to introduce Japanese anime and pop culture to the world in a new way. The trailer contains fantastical lightsaber battles and unique characters along with memorable moments from the films, including the famous line “May the Force be with you.” Fans around the world are raising their expectations for the explosive final product.
Global Trailer (In Japanese with English Subtitles)
English Dubbed Trailer (In English with Japanese Subtitles)
Below is a list of the animated shorts featured in Star Wars: Visions, as well as the contributing studio:
The Duel – Kamikaze Douga
Lop and Ochō – Geno Studio (Twin Engine)
Tatooine Rhapsody – Studio Colorido (Twin Engine)
The Twins – Trigger
The Elder – Trigger
The Village Bride – Kinema Citrus
Akakiri – Science Saru
T0-B1 – Science Saru
The Ninth Jedi – Production IG
George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has cited Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, and Japanese culture as a whole, as a great influence on his works. The executive producer of Star Wars: Visions, James Waugh, calls the project ‘a love letter from Lucasfilm to Japan, the country that gave the world anime culture.’
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Star Wars: Visions
Release Date: September 22, 2021 on Disney+
New Original Japan-Inspired Mickey Mouse Goods Now on Sale
The MICKEY NEXT JAPAN MARKET, a collection of Mickey Mouse goods designed in Japan, will be held at the Odakyu Department Store in Shinjuku for a limited time, from August 18 to September 6, 2021.
Pouch: ¥770 each
Small Dish: ¥990
Drawstring Pouch: ¥880
Tote Bag: ¥1,650
Kyoto Traditional Crafts Series
Hand-painted Japanese Disney Fantasia Candles (5 pieces, with frame): ¥27,500
Incense (15 sticks): ¥1,430 each box
Disney Classics MARKET Limited Items
Lady and the Tramp Stackable Mug: ¥1,870
101 Dalmatians Classic Plate (2 plate set): ¥2,200
These goods feature Mickey as you’ve never seen him before: in classical Japanese designs and arrangements! In addition to Japanese items like furoshiki (wrapping cloth) and teacups, fans can also grab a number of special crafts from Kyoto. These can only be purchased here, so don’t miss out!
Starting September, several anniversary goods will also be available. 101 Dalmatians is celebrating its 60th anniversary, Alice in Wonderland is turning 70, and Dumbo is turning 80!
How do you like Mickey’s Kabuki-style look?
MICKEY NEXT JAPAN MARKET
Available from: August 18-September 6, 2021
10:00-20:00 *Closes at 17:00 on the final day.
Location: Odakyu Department Store, Main Building, 11F
Address: 1-1-3 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Access: Next to the Shinjuku Station West Exit
Official Site: https://www.ntvs.co.jp/next-japan-market
Cafe & Gift Shop Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY Pre-Opens
Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY, pre-opening for reservations on August 12, is a new cafe and gift shop that offers “Food that connects with the future.”
The ‘Health-ertainment’ themed menu is healthy for people, society, and the earth itself, while staying tasty, fun, and enjoyable to reflect Disney’s world view.
Afternoon Tea Party: ¥3,200 per customer (2+ guests)
An Afternoon Tea set with seasonal fruits, pancakes, open sandwiches and drinks.
From the bottom: Otoboke Barista Cafe Latte: ¥770 / Cheerful Farmer Jumbo Mushroom Burger: ¥2,530 / Fluffy & Crumbly Doggy Potato (Curry Flavor): ¥935 / Cute Chef’s Pink Berry Pancake: ¥2,200 / Stylish Patisserie Double Berry Glass: ¥1,980 / Careless Fisherman’s Wholegrain Carbonara : ¥2,200
The menu is made up of the characters and stories that make up Disney, starting with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, perfect for both adults and children.
In addition, with the concept of Japan Local, there will be a special menu that allows you to experience the four seasons of Japan, with menu items that reflect Japanese seasonal events.
By combining the act of eating with entertainment through Disney’s world view, the customer can enjoy a “delicious and fun” food experience.
Oh!Miyage ~GOODS EXPERIENCE~
The gift shop offers not just Omiyage (souvenirs) but Oh!Miyage, filled with original products and traditional crafts made by trustworthy creators from across Japan. The gift shop provides an experience packed with the fun of choosing, buying, gifting, and using your purchases while offering awareness of both yourself and the makers.
A ‘Harvest’ Experience Full Of Disney
The Harvest store is decorated with wood and greenery, built using both new and recycled goods made from waste materials.
The menu represents the four seasons of Japan by combining Japanese culture and natural motifs with designs inspired by Mickey and Friends.
The back of the store is taken up by a huge white Mickey Mouse statue, standing 1.7m tall. The statues outfit and display changes based on the season, welcoming guests as a symbol of the store. Limited merchandise based on the statue’s hand towel and muffled designs are scheduled to be released in the future.
The store background music is full of timeless and beloved tunes, perfect for relaxing in a cafe. Songs have been selected from Disneyland Records and Burns Vista Records, both popular since the 1950’s, including legendary Disney tunes from the Sherman Brothers and Annette.
You can also hear rare tracks sung by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other disney characters within the playlist.
Make sure to enjoy this Disney-colored ‘Health-ertainment’ experience for yourself!
Disney HARVEST MARKET By CAFE COMPANY
Location: 2-21-1, Shibuya Hikarie 7F, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00~20:00 (FOOD L.O.19:00 DRINK L.O. 19:00)
Official site: http://d-harvestmarket.com/
*The above information is based on regular opening hours and seat availability. Please note that the store is currently operating at different opening times and reduced seating to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
FAKY Members Model for new MOUSSY x Disney Collection
17.August.2021 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY is collaborating with Disney to release the “Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY” Fall 2021 collection. Items from the new collab will be available on August 18 at the SHEL’TTER Web Store and the MOUSSY Flagship Shop. Also, two “Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY” Pop Up shops are now open!
This particular line has been developed by MOUSSY since April 2018. Chosen to model the 2021 Autumn Collection were Hina and Taki from the popular four-member girl group FAKY. The styles displayed in the lookbook cover a wide variety of genres, from the adventurous “JUNGLE SAFARI” series to the elegant “ORIENTAL” series, giving some Chinese flair. The “PALS” series focuses on the importance of friendship, and those with a love of nostalgia will love the “VINTAGE POSTER” looks, reminiscent of famous works.
It’s possible that certain items may stick around if popular enough, so be sure to grab any pieces you love!
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY
Release Date: August 18, 2021
Where to Buy:
SHEL’TTER WEB STORE: https://www.ec-store.net/category/disney_series_created_bymoussy
MOUSSY Flagship Shop (The SHEL’TTER TOKYO, Omotesando Harajuku Shop, 2F)
More About Order Items (available by spending over a certain amount):
Official Site: http://www.moussy.ne.jp
Pop Up Store Information:
Marui Kashiwa, 4F
August 13-August 22, 2021
Takashimaya Gate Tower Mall, 5F
August 13-August 30, 2021
Winnie the Pooh POP UP SHOP Opens at First Avenue Tokyo Station
As a fitting celebration of Honey Day (August 3), popular toy and character shop Kiddyland has opened a limited-edition Winnie the Pooh POP UP SHOP within Ichiban Plaza at First Avenue Tokyo Station. The festive locale will be open until August 12.
Coinciding with the start of the event, 28 other shops around the country will also begin selling new Winnie the Pooh products featuring Kiddyland’s original design. This includes 10 Disney Avenue locations, as well as 18 Kiddyland shops around Japan.
After spending time picking up some adorable new merch, guests can also take pictures at the new Winnie the Pooh photo spot!
Beginning July 30, visitors spending over ¥3,000 will get the Heffalump can badge free of charge. (Item not for individual sale.)
After August 3, visitors spending over ¥3,000 will get the PJ Pooh can badge! (Item not for individual sale.)
Those spending ¥2,000 or more on Heffalump merch will receive two Winnie the Pooh stickers. (Stickers not for sale.)
Spend ¥3,000 or more (tax included) at participating Disney Avenue stores to receive a limited Pooh’s Nightmare badge. (Not for individual sale.)
The Heffalump plush, which went on presale July 30, is now available at 31 stores for ¥3,300 (Tax included.)
Original Design Merch
Beginning July 30, these goods are only available at the Harajuku, Osaka Umeda, and Tokyo Station Disney Avenue locations, as well as the First Avenue Tokyo Station Ichiban Plaza shop.
A5-size Mini Towel, 8 Designs: ¥660 each (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keychains, 8 Designs: ¥924 each (Tax Included)
Candy Keychains, 2 Designs: ¥660 each (Tax Included)
T-Shirts, 3 designs: ¥3,190 each (Tax Included)
Tissue Pouch: ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Mesh Pouch, 2 Designs: ¥2,090 (Tax Included)
Money Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Round Drawstring Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
Flat Pouch: ¥1,100 (Tax Included)
IC Card Holder: ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
Pouch Set: ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Tote Bag: ¥3,080 (Tax Included)
Mini Reusable Shopping Bag: ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Reusable Shopping Bag: ¥1,815 (Tax Included)
When you think of honey, you think of Winnie the Pooh. Released last year to massive popularity, these original designs featuring our favorite bear in cozy pajamas alongside the fuzzy Heffalump are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Those who preordered the Heffalump plush will get a few special perks!
This original collection is full of goods as sweet as honey, so try to collect them all!
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A.Milne and E.H.shepard.
Winnie the Pooh SHOP
Location: First Avenue Tokyo Station’s Ichiban Plaza
Running: July 30 – August 12, 2021
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:30 (Open until 18:00 on August 12)
A total of 31 stores carry these limited-edition products, see full details here:
Official Site: https://www.kiddyland.co.jp/
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh themed limited edition merchandise
27.July.2021 | FASHION
Walt Disney Japan will release items featuring Western- style Winnie the Pooh and honeybees to celebrate August 3 the Honey Day at Disney Store shops nationwide and the official Disney online store shopDisney from August 3, 2021.
T-shirt ¥3,520/Tote Bag ¥4,290/Plush Toy Size M ¥3,850/Plush Key Chain ¥1,980 each / Figurine ¥6,600 (Tax Included)
Tsum Tsum Plush Toy ¥660 (Tax Included)
UniBEARsity Costumes for Plush Toys Size M ¥6,930 each/Size S ¥5,280 each (Tax Included)
nuiMOs Costumes for Plush Toys ¥1,980/Holder ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
The Western Pooh series based on “The New Winnie the Pooh: Masked Bear, Hero of the West” is set to release. Set in a western town, the motif of Pooh and his friends in western style is inspired by the unique story of Pooh dressed as a masked bear who confronts a gang of thieves with an ice cream in his hand for his friends.
The western-inspired products were designed with art works featuring a masked Pooh holding an ice cream in his hand, and Piglet and Tigger in western costumes. In addition to plush toys and figurines, a wide range of stationery such as clear files and clipboards, mobile-related goods such as smartphone cases and rings, home sundries such as tissue box covers, and even fashion items will be released.
Also, the popular series TSUM TSUM designed a plush toy celebrating Honey Day which Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Roo each wears a bee costume and a flower full of cuteness.
Disney Store’s original character UniBEARsity and fashion models of the plushie world nuiMOs will also be releasing special plushie costumes for Honey Day.
The UniBEARsity’s bee-inspired yellow costumes are rich with flowers and bee embroidery for a glamorous look. The costume for nuiMOs has a honeybee design with a cute fluffy hood. Additionally, there is a limited-edition honey pot motif holder for nuiMOs, so you can enjoy going out with your favourite nuiMOs dressed up stylishly. Why not dress up your favourite plush toys for Honey Day and take some great photos?
Look out for Winnie the Pooh merchandise coming in precious designs only the Disney Store can offer!
©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.
Disney’s Lilo & Stitch and Donald Duck Recipe Kits Revealed
20.July.2021 | FOOD
Japanese online supermarket Oisix released its “Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain” meal kit on July 15, and will release the new “Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco” version on July 29. Both are part of the “Kit Oisix” series of recipe kits which lets people cook up a meal inspired by characters.
Kit Oisix Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain
Kit Oisix Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco
Recipe book contents page
Recipe book step example
Summer Challenge from Donald section
Summer Challenge from Donald work sheet
A child taking on Donald’s summer cooking challenge
The ingredients and recipe book delivered with the Donald Duck Kit Oisix
The ingredients and recipe book delivered with the Lilo & Stitch Kit Oisix
Both meal kits arrive with all the necessary ingredients and condiments needs to make delicious themed meals. They also come with a recipe book which features step-by-step breakdowns of how to prepare the meal as well as other fun bits such as a work sheet. The kits are aimed at parents and children and fostering their relationship, but if you love Disney, anyone can enjoy these cooking experiences.
Kit Oisix Donald Duck Summer Nasi Goreng Mountain
Order Window: July 15, 2021 – July 29, 2021
Product Page: https://www.oisix.com/donaldduck/press/
Kit Oisix Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Loco Moco
Order Window: July 29, 2021 – August 12, 2021
Product Page: https://www.oisix.com/liloandstitch/press/
Toy Story Inspired Ice Cream Cakes Release at Baskin-Robbins Japan
13.July.2021 | FOOD
Baskin Robbins released a new collection of ice cream cakes inspired by the characters from the Pixar film Toy Story. There are 15 delicious flavours to enjoy, so let’s take a look.
Popping Candy / Chocolate Chips / Strawberry / White Sponge
Love Potion / Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
Matcha Cookie / Vanilla / Chocolate Sponge
Ducky & Bunny
Very Berry Strawberry / Chocolate Chips / White Sponge
Dark Chocolate / Chocolate Bits / Milk Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
Little Green Men
Popping Candy / Melon / White Sponge
Strawberry Cheesecake / Strawberry / White Sponge
Caramel Ribbon / Chopped Chocolate / Chocolate Sponge
The ice cream cakes include designs based on everyone’s favourite toys such as Woody and Buzz, as well as their new friends Forky, Ducky, and Bunny.
Baskin-Robbins Japan’s Toy Story/Palette 8
Released: July 9, 2021 (Available all year)
Price: ¥4,200 (Tax Included)
*Price different by branch
Size: 18.5cm x 5cm
Baskin-Robbins Japan Official Website: https://www.31ice.co.jp/
Star Wars: Visions First Look and Release Date Revealed
11.July.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Lucasfilm and Disney+ have unveiled the first look at their new anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions and revealed that all nine episodes will be released on September 22, 2021.
The announcement was shared during Anime Expo Lite 2021, the digital version of the annual Anime Expo in the US, where it was revealed that the anthology of animated short films is being created by seven Japanese anime studios that will use “their signature animation and storytelling styles to realize their own visions of the galaxy far, far away.”
George Lucas has publicly expressed how Japanese folktales and the films of Akira Kurosawa have had and continue to have an influence on his work, including Star Wars, which has been poured into its themes, stories, and characters. Now things are being flipped around as Japan’s animation studios create their take on the franchise.
Below is the list of studios and the titles of their upcoming animated shorts:
- Kamikaze Douga – The Duel
- Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – Lop and Ochō
- Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – Tatooine Rhapsody
- Trigger – The Twins
- Trigger – The Elder
- Kinema Citrus – The Village Bride
- Science Saru – Akakiri
- Science Saru – T0-B1
- Production IG – The Ninth Jedi
Check out a special look of the series below which was posted on the official Star Wars YouTube channel.
The video features some of the Japanese anime industry’s top creators each expressing their love for Star Wars. It also looks at how the unique style of Japanese anime is a perfect lens for expressing the franchise.
Star Wars: Visions will release on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.
©2021 TM & c Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Star Wars: Visions
Release Date: September 22, 2021
Disney+ Official Website: https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/star-wars-visions