Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bringing Animation to Life

This. Is. Amazing!

We are witnessing the evolution of Theme Park Attractions. The highly-anticipated Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Attraction that is scheduled to open at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World later this year is going to have Guests captivated in their mine cars.

Walt Disney Imagineering has taken the stagnant faces of our beloved Disney characters and found a way to 'animate' them in 3-D. Take a look at these images. Notice Dopey's eyes and smile.

What the Imagineers have done is found a way to bring these characters to life. I was amazed with what they did with The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure at Disney's California Adventure. I can't believe how much technology and Imagineer innovation has progressed in a few short years.  Here's another example. Look at Grumpy.

To read more and to check out the video on Disney Parks Blog, click here. You'll notice comment #2 belongs to yours truly, especially since I plagiarized myself.


Paul Gray said...

WOW! Thanks Mr T for sharing some of the magic with us all! <3

Timon said...

You are very welcome, Paul! You'll probably get to see this before I do!