This charming little commercial the Tokyo Disney Resort started airing about a month ago and has begun to get some traction among anime aficionados on the Internet. As Twitch columnist Hugo Ozman explains, it encapsulates “the life story of a little girl in 40 seconds,” with a special emphasis on how all the happiest moments at the various stages of her existence have some connection to the place that Walt built. (Apparently the Disney-loving character is named Yumeno Maihama and shares a birthday with Mickey Mouse.) Check it out and bask in the latest proof, as if any were needed, that the best way to recapture the innocent, imaginative spirit of early Disney is to call some guys in Japan.

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