audio-animatronics

Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion adds audio-animatronics

The Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion has added new audio-animatronics Three Caballeros figures toward the end of the boat ride. When the attraction first opened after a 2007 re-imagining of the ride, it had a screen with animated video of the Three Caballeros… Read More »Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT’s Mexico Pavilion adds audio-animatronics

Imagineers Program First Full 3D Audio-Animatronics at Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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It’s been 50 years since Walt Disney debuted the first full sized audio-animatronic Abraham Lincoln figure at the 1964 World’s Fair, the next generation of figures debuting in Seven Dwarfs Mine Train might just be as big an evolutionary jump as the original Abe Lincoln figure was. (Let’s just hope they don’t have as many problems as “Leaky Lincoln” did at his debut.)

Walt Disney Imagineering has prepared this short documentary look at how these new audio-animatronics were created.

I saw a few new figures in there and a few more show scenes. As the video says, I think Walt Disney would have loved how advanced these figures have become and would be exploring the storytelling potential on many new attractions.

More photos below:

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Behind the Scenes at Restored Enchanted Tiki Room

Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room in the Sunshine Pavilion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom – boy that’s a mouthful – officially returns to Central Florida today after a fire evicted the much despised new management version. The update features new state of the art… Read More »Behind the Scenes at Restored Enchanted Tiki Room

History of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics

Walt Disney led his company through the invention of many technologies. In animation there was the Xerographic Cell transfer process and the Multi-plane camera, just to name a few. But one of Disney’s most major inventions was the animation of the human figure in real… Read More »History of Disney’s Audio-Animatronics