What is your favorite use of audio-animatronics?

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Post by rellwood » Nov Thu 25, 2004 7:21 pm

In the tradition of the "What's your favorite..." topic threads, I have one that I've been thinking about for a while. What's your favorite use of audio-animatornics in the parks, past and present? This can be anything from a complete attraction that is practically nothing but (such as Pirates) to a particular character within an attraction that you think is particurally effective.

Although I'm dazzled by the technical mastery of the super-realistic animatronics such as the pirates or Abe Lincoln, I'm so distracted with studying them (trying to figure out what's making them robot-like) that I'm usually not able to suspend disbelief. So, I'd say that I think that the more cartoony/stylized animatronics are more effective for me. I'd probably vote for Splash Mountain or (its forefather) America Sings.

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Post by bartman454 » Nov Thu 25, 2004 9:59 pm

Theirs a lot of great AA figures at Disney but I have to say I have been most impressed with SIR from Alien Encounter. His movement is just very fluid and really brought me into the story of the ride. A close second goes to the AA figures in Timekeeper, they also rock

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Post by js3901 » Nov Fri 26, 2004 12:58 am

Personally, I'm always a little freaked out by the "hairy leg" in PotC. It looks just so realistic that it freaks me out each time I ride it. By far, the best. I also like those in the America pavillion in "The American Adventure" and the ones used in "Muppetvision 3D".
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Post by Vivi » Nov Fri 26, 2004 1:55 am

:D I love the ones in Muppet 3D, those two guys are hilarious

I really like the Hopper one in It's Tough To Be A Bug :)
Looks just like Hopper in the movie

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Post by Disneynut » Nov Fri 26, 2004 9:42 am

My favorite use of audio animatronics would have to be The American Adventure show located in the world showcase. The 35 animatronics used in this show are incredible!

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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Nov Fri 26, 2004 8:50 pm

js3901 wrote:Personally, I'm always a little freaked out by the "hairy leg" in PotC. It looks just so realistic that it freks me out each time I ride it. By far, the best.
is that the pirate that sits on the bridge and you pass right under it? he's cool even though i imagine he has smelly feet.
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Post by js3901 » Nov Sat 27, 2004 12:32 am

Lion Sleeps Tonight wrote:
js3901 wrote:Personally, I'm always a little freaked out by the "hairy leg" in PotC. It looks just so realistic that it freaks me out each time I ride it. By far, the best.
is that the pirate that sits on the bridge and you pass right under it? he's cool even though i imagine he has smelly feet.
That it would be.

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Post by G2-4T » Nov Sat 27, 2004 9:43 am

The Hairy Leg is good and I agree on Timekeeper and 9-eye - very well done. For me, I really like Spaceship Earth's AA cast, they bring that ride to life...

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Post by rellwood » Nov Sat 27, 2004 2:38 pm

I also really like the tiny, miniture robot you see just before entering Innoventions. You can get co close to him--he's neato!

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Post by amychester » Nov Sat 27, 2004 8:25 pm

Personally, I'm always a little freaked out by the "hairy leg" in PotC. It looks just so realistic that it freaks me out each time I ride it.
yes yes yes... me too! When I was younger, I would always look up his pants to see if his pirate jewels were showing... :oops:

Best AA I'd have to go with American Adventure = you just can't beat Ben Franklin walking up those stairs. It's so amazing.

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Post by G2-4T » Nov Sat 27, 2004 10:30 pm

I forgot about Lucky the Dinosaur - I saw him at DCA a couple years ago I think. The first ever free walking AA, now that was impressive! Wandering around the Backlot area towing a cart , quite a jump in AA technology.

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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Nov Sat 27, 2004 11:26 pm

G2-4T wrote:I forgot about Lucky the Dinosaur - I saw him at DCA a couple years ago I think. The first ever free walking AA, now that was impressive! Wandering around the Backlot area towing a cart , quite a jump in AA technology.
i recently skimmed an article about Lucky- and i want to see him! i wont be going to WDW anytime soon though.
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Post by subsonic » Nov Mon 29, 2004 1:16 pm

amychester wrote:yes yes yes... me too! When I was younger, I would always look up his pants to see if his pirate jewels were showing... :oops:
Haha! :lol:

Nice job on keeping that in a Disneyesque manor.
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Post by wallerman8 » Nov Mon 29, 2004 1:22 pm

It has to Be C.O.P.

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Post by rick-g-tn » Nov Mon 29, 2004 4:27 pm

I agree with Bartman. SIR is very fluid in movements along with the time keeper. I guess by not having to deal with "skin" the movements can be more realistic.

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