Testing for the Muppet Mobile Lab at California Adventure has ended, for now. Disneyland recently gave the press a chance to talk with Bruce Vaughn, Walt Disney Imagineering vice president of research and development. The OC Register has a good story and LaughingPlace.com has posted a video interview with Vaughn with some interesting details about the future of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker and what other characters we might see in the future, along with some more photos of the MML.
The MML is the logical next step Disney’s Living
Characters Initiative. It’s the end result in the evolution that has been Stitch, Turtle Talk with Crush, Lucky the Dinosaur, and now Monsters Inc, Laugh Floor Comedy Club. As the technology improves at some point you might find a warehouse sized attraction or series of attractions populated by these autonomous audio-animatronics. We’re obviously much closer to that reality than we are to a virtual world.