Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Disney Bear, Duffy and shellie May.

What is Disney Bear???....O_0
Before I went to Japan, I had no idea about Disney bears, I had never even saw or heard of this. However, when I was in Tokyo Disneyland Resort, I saw every single Japanese person has Duffy and Shellie May. I thought It was so strange. Until I found out about the cute story behind it all.

If you don’t know Duffy , here’s a little info. He was hand-sewn by Minnie Mouse as a gift to Mickey. Duffy, dressed like a sailor, was designed to be Mickey’s companion during his travels. 
The Story:

"You see, awhile ago, Mickey was about to set sail on an adventure to visit friends around the world. Minnie made a special gift to keep Mickey company and she presented it to Mickey in a duffle bag. Mickey, delighted with his gift, pulled out the gift, a very special bear, and named him Duffy. Mickey and Duffy embarked on many special voyages and Duffy got to meet all of Mickey’s friends. Each time they returned home, Mickey and Duffy would share their stories and photos with Minnie. While on their travels, Duffy and Mickey landed at Tokyo Disney Sea, where they have been meeting and greeting fans for the past few years."

Duffy, the Disney Bear has become something of a fan phenomenon in Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks. Duffy is not just your typical stuffed bear. He’s Mickey’s bear and he resembles his owner. Duffy’s face is shaped like Mickey’s, he has Mickey heads on his paws, and he has a very unique birthmark on his hip.

 Shellie May

Tokyo Disney recently unveiled a new friend for Duffy on January 22nd, 2010, a female teddy bear named "Shellie May." There are "Mickey marks" on her as well, just like Duffy.  Her "birthmark" on her backside is on the opposite side from Duffy's, but the paws, and face are very similar to his.  She also has beautiful blue eyes, and a bow on her head. They introduced her with a mini-storybook, but her story was very basic.
The story:
Minnie makes a friend for Duffy.
She finishes sewing her.
Minnie presents the new friend to Duffy.
He's embarrassed about taking the gift that this new friend is holding, a box of chocolates.
Standing in front of Duffy is a female bear wearing a charming heart-shaped shell pendant.
Duffy says "Nice to meet you, Shellie May". 

That's the story, very short. Anyways, hopefully they will come up with a better story for Shellie May soon. Honestly, I don't think Duffy is that cute in person. On the other hand, Shellie May, I love. (^_^) I think you can only get her in Tokyo Disney Sea. So if you are going to visit Tokyo Disneyland,  one of the souvenir you should get, should definitely be Duffy and Shellie May :]


Jacket: Forever21
Cardigan: Forever21
Tight and Leg warmer:  Forever21
Tube Dress and Boots : Ross

Love always:


  1. you have such cute ootds! i love that coat and denim dress. so pretty :)

    <3 angie
    (ps i'm having a giveaway!)

  2. You have such a cute outfit on! I adore your jacket! I wish I could pull off something like that! 8)

    But YES, I've heard about Mickey's bear through Wendy's blog!

    How exciting since I haven't seen or heard about those little stuffed animals in the US yet!

    <33 Rena

  3. That's so cute! And girl I love your style...too adorable!!

  4. omg, never heard about this! Sooooo cute!!

    and love your OOTD!! so elegant!!