Toy Story 4 Inspired Cupcakes Baked Up at Ginza Cozy Corner in Japan

17.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

Ginza Cozy Corner is following up the release of its teeny tiny Disney cupcakes with a new batch of Toy Story 4 themed cupcakes which will release at all branches around Japan on June 22, 2020.

Toy Story 4 was a hit across the globe when it released last year, becoming the highest-grossing instalment of the film series and at the time, the fifth highest-grossing animated film of all time. The iconic world of Toy Story has now been recreated in the form of nine colourful cupcakes.

Toy Story Collection (9 Cupcakes): ¥2,700 (Tax Included)

Everybody’s favourite cowboy Woody has his own cupcake, featuring his signature hat and shirt design. Buzz Lightyear’s trademark colour of green and white is expressed with grape jam an cream cheese, while Bo Peep’s cupcake is topped with an edible Giggle McDimples and ramune and cheese cream flavoured roll cake. There’s also a mint and lemon flavoured Ducky & Bunny cream tart, chocolate crunch-littered chocolate cream Slinky cupcake, and more.

The cupcakes are packaged in a super cute Toy Story box too.

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    mc. ©DISNEY. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh”works by A.A. MiIne and E.H Shepard.

     

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    ©Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.

     

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    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.”

     

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    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.

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