Sunday, August 5, 2007
Last time, the "Behind the scenes series" was dedicated to the Pirates of Caribbean attraction, an Audio-Animatronics delight. So, it's a perfect transition with this new Behind the scenes topic where we will have a closer look to the history of the Audio-Animatronics and how they are built and programmed. And i have found really great videos for you, so stay to the end!
The above and following pictures show the Imagineers at work on the AA programming at Disneyland Paris version of "Pirates"
As you can see, there is no water filled yet inside the attraction.
The next big AA show at the end of the 60's was of course the Country Bear Jamboree.
And it was time for the Imagineers to go back behind their console to program these wonderful bears.
Then, in 1976, came the "America sings" attraction, and there was really a lot of Audio-Animatronics to program on this one!
The following pictures are related to the Disneyland Paris Phantom Manor's Audio-Animatronics programming whether it's the skeleton's of the graveyard...
Or one ghost of the grand ballroom
It's time now to have a look at some videos , and let's begin by the beginning.
But, by the way, how did the story of the Audio-Animatronics begin...oh, yes, with a bird...
This next video will tell you more about the history of the Audio-Animatronics, introduce by WDI Imagineer Marty Sklar. But you will see, too, the former Imagineer and master programmer Dave Feiten. You may don't know it, but it thanks to him that we have some of the most realistic movements in Disney's Audio-Animatronics.
Here, he is at work on programming the bears of the Country Bear Jamboree
And don't miss this last and fantastic video who will take you inside WDI secrets in the making of the Audio-Animatronics!
Photos and videos: copyright Disney
All my thanks to the different people who have posted these videos on youtube!