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Disney Fan Inspires with Bento Box Art

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

During a recent visit to Japan, Disney fan and Disney Parks Blog reader Mike Kravanis picked up a Bento Box and it changed his life. The bento box became Mike’s canvas as he pursued a new passion to create different Disney-inspired works of art – as beautiful as they are delicious.


For Mike, it all started with an Oswald. And since that first Bento Box, he has created hundreds of different Disney-inspired artwork from characters to Cinderella Castle.

“I create Disney characters because I have a passion and love for Disney – everything from the animated films to the parks.” Mike says. “I love that it’s so varied and there are so many wonderful characters.”

We like these bento boxes so much that we’re launching a new series on the Disney Parks Blog showing you exactly how to make some of Mike’s most spectacular designs. We’d love to hear what you want to see created. Let us know in the comments.


  • These are amazing. My grandbabes would love them.

  • A demo from Mike would be a welcome addition to the Food & Wine Festival!! He is truly talented. Seeing his creations shows his love of everything Disney. Thank you, Mike!

  • Dumbo, Nemo, submarine, Toy Story characters just to name a few my kids would love.

  • He is so talented. Would be a lovely addition to the Wine and Food festival. Would love to see demos in person

  • I’ve noticed that bento boxes have also been used as bumpers for the Disney XD television network depicting various characters from Disney XD shows, such as the title character from “Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero.”

  • I adore Mike and his amazing Bento Box creations, he truly is a walking example of Disney magic and joy. I would LOVE to see a castle box, or a series of them going around the world representing each Park Castle!

  • I have bento boxes for my kids school lunches this year! I would LOVE to see a tutorial on how to make some inspired by my favorite Disney animated film – Alice in Wonderland!

  • Sugoi!

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