There’s something about hand-drawn animation and its ability to draw up major emotions with just a few curves of a pencil. So, even though Big Hero 6 is computer animated, it’s no surprise Disney turned to an anime inspired look to market the movie in… Read More »Hand Drawn trailer helps market Big Hero 6 in Japan
from Instagram. Whenever I’m walking around the World Showcase in EPCOT, I love to stop by the Koi pond and pause for a long moment. Something about the design of that area brings me peace and serenity, even if just for a moment. Of course,… Read More »Instapic: May you find peace & serenity in the chaos of the world
There are a lot of Hidden Mickeys and even a few Walt Disney tributes. But did you know about a special tribute to Walt’s brother. This lantern at the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT was a gift to Roy O. Disney from Emperor Horihoto. But it… Read More »EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light
It appears Disney fandom and cosplay has reached a new level. You can now purchase Princess-inspired lingerie in Japan. A company called Bellemaison has four different sets for sale, inspired by Aurora, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Belle. I thought at first it might be unlicensed, but… Read More »Disney Princess Lingerie Offered In Japan
Tmaashii Nations have posted a teaser image for an upcoming release of “Chogokin King Robo Mickey & Friends.” Apparently that’s some sort of robot made by combining transforming smaller Disney character robots. Reminds me of that Voltron robot I had as a kid and is… Read More »Disney Characters Form A Voltron – Nerdvana
Katsura Grill is the name of the remodeled Yakitori House. The quick service location inside the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT has been open for a few weeks, but was officially dedicated on the 17th. The grounds outside feature gardens modeled after the historic Katsura Imperial Villa near Kyoto, Japan. While the inside features a new modern look and seating for a variety of party sizes.
The ceremony was attended by Erin Youngs, vice president of Epcot; and Hideaki Morooka, general manager International Business Operations for Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd., partners with Disney in the Japan Pavilion. (Pictured at above.)
October Dedication event for LEGOLAND, Florida Coming hot on the heels of their second US theme park, Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd and GCDS Corporation just announced the selection of Nagoya, Japan as the preferred location for the seventh LEGOLAND park. Pending negotiations and permitting to operate… Read More »Nagoya selected as Location for LEGOLAND Theme Park
Another look at some cool Disney themed shoes. Vans makes these sneakers and slip ons as part of their Couture line. The Minnie Mouse shows have a neat felt covering and the Mickey ones really show some attitude. These are only available in Japan, of course.