I think Alex topped Maia with this extra-extra-awwww-worthy photo of both of them as little kiddies with Papa Shibutani :
Happy Father's Day! @maiashibutani and I are so lucky. http://instagram.com/p/apABFKQm-X/
5:53 PM - 16 Jun 13
A very young Christina Gao and her father from the ESPNw Father's Day gallery:
Gao tweeted a version that includes a great up-to-date photo of them too.
Happy Father's Day to the best dad ever. I wouldn't be where I am without you! http://instagram.com/p/an9M2wpjTw/
8:08 AM - 16 Jun 13
Meryl Davis (not so young) and both parents:
Attn: Mathman (and others who recall the State Department luncheon for the Japanese P.M. a couple of years ago)
Nice that the distinguished friend whom they made there remains on the Shibutani radar :
So exciting! “@PMCroninCNAS: Tokyo gets high marks in Olympic evaluation report; http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201...ykwWM4.twitter … Tokyo Olympic frontrunner for 2020"
5:47 PM - 25 Jun 13
Thank you to golden411 for posting the news on the latest ShibSibs video.
From Maia's tweet it sounds like there is more to come from their time on the tour!
New ShibSibs preview mini-video with The Ice cast (1:17 in length)
THE ICE 2013 - Preview Video (Body Letters)
Published on Jul 30, 2013
We filmed this short teaser video in Osaka during THE ICE 2013 Tour. This was shown to the audience who attended the July 28th show in Osaka.
Stay tuned for more videos from the tour!
The ShibSibs (Maia and Alex)
Another very enjoyable video posted by Maia and Alex to their ShibSibs channel!
This one also involves many members of the international cast of THE ICE 2013. Hilariously and clever.
Great line at the end of the description: "No skaters were harmed in the making of this video"
Published on Aug 3, 2013
ONE MORE SANDWICH (Watch in 1080p HD)
Because everyone loves a good sandwich... Especially a hungry, hard-working cast!
We filmed this in Nagoya during this year's THE ICE tour.
The outdoor fight scene was actually shot on location in Kyoto, Japan. Taka is a very fast runner. Unfortunately, not fast enough.
***No skaters were harmed in the making of this video.***
I posted this on the main page but wanted to share here in the Fan Fest for Maia and Alex before it gets completely lost in the middle of all the shouting and shoving over whether Gracie is being hyped more than Ashley
The video from Maia and Alex is just like them. Pure. Fun.
The Shibutani's video feature posted to the NBC Olympic site
Adorable clip of them as little kids, their work with Corky Ballas, and of course their YouTube channel.
Their break dancing at the end gets them big applause from the NBC studio
Another delightful video. This one shows continued playfulness, but also exploresa completely different style. Also shows range of the Shibutani's music knowledge. Classical piano piece that sounds like Schumann or Chopin.
Wonderful editing. The music is almost perfectly synchronized with the movements. Just like a program.
Nice camera work by Maia I am guessing.
Javier's faces are adorable.
Mirai was part of the "crew"
I WISH YOU WERE REAL
Published on Aug 12, 2013
"I WISH YOU WERE REAL" is our first venture into the Silent and Foreign film genres.
Filmed on location in Nagoya, Japan during THE ICE 2013.
DIRECTED AND EDITED BY:
Javier Fernandez (as himself)
Alex Shibutani (as Rilakkuma)
Great photo of the Shibutanis with their Michael Jackson choreographers :
So lucky to have Stacy Walker and @ItsTravisPayne on this journey with us! #MichaelJackson pic.twitter.com/cEDLYfDABI
4:38 PM - 29 Aug 13
Wishing Alex a speedy and complete recovery so that they can be 100% ready to go at Skate America. I'm sure Maia is supporting him all the way. The two of them together are true partnership and tremendous ambassadors for the sport.
Sneak peek today at costumes for the Shibutanis this season??
ETA, one more:
http://instagram.com/p/en8ZysS7rp/ (posted by maiashibutani, Sep 23)
(Sorry, don't remember whether any Champs Camp photos already showed the same.)
So looking forward to seeing their Michael Jackson themed FD. It should showcase their fun personalities.
Per USFS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usfigureska...51676120126342
ShibSibs productions strikes again!
This time, a fun-take on the usual "promotional video" for an upcoming event, Skate America. This short and delightful clip includes some out-takes which are charming. They seem to have shared so much genuine fun with Meryl and Charlie over the years.
2013 Hilton HHonors Skate America Promotion:
I hope both teams will be as happy and healthy when they compete there in October