For Immediate Release
Marvelous Mechanized Magic Kingdom
A Once-in-a-lifetime event will celebrate animatronics mechanical magic, from the shores of the jungle cruise to monorail beams, pirate ships, and beyond!
This September 18th, 2010 we’ll celebrate 55 years of magic through the marvelous mechanical story of animatronics at The Disneyland Resort.
Just announced: Actor, magician, singer; Neil Patrick Harris will join the stellar line-up as host of the event. Prominent roles of his career include the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., as well as the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has also hosted the 63rd Tony Awards and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Disney Legends and Imagineers will be on hand to share rare images, video, authentic props, animatronics and the following special presentations:
Crossbones, Tombstones, and Singing Dolls –
The Animatronics Extravaganza
Disney Legends Alice Davis and X Atencio take us through the adventurous worlds of the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, to the gentle musical environment of “it’s a small world”. .
It All Started With a Magical Business Plan – Pixie Dust Marketing
“Honorary Mayor” of Disneyland, Jack Lindquist, shares his experiences of when he was Disneyland’s President. Milt Albright, the man who created Grad Nites at Disneyland, tells stories about marketing magic.
From Paper to Life –
Giving Movement and Voice to Animated Characters
Disney Legend Kathryn Beaumont discusses what it takes to voice the classic character, Alice, from Alice in Wonderland. Animator Floyd Norman shares his journey as a Disney animator from enchanted forests and “Lightyears” beyond.
Rides, Roads and Roars – From Monorails and Flying Saucers to the Roars of Dinosaurs and King Kong!
Disney Legend Bob Gurr has helped move many a happy theme park guest aboard vehicles and conveyances of his own design. He continued his amazing work by creating a vast array of fantastical beasts including King Kong and dinosaurs for Jurassic Park. Bob will regale the audience with humorous stories encountered along the way during his illustrious career.
MAPO Magic – The History of Animatronics
It is said that Rick Berryman has created more animatronics figures for Disney than any other individual. Joining him with the history of animatronics, two of today’s most talentedImagineers, Larry Nikolai and Ethan Reed give a presentation rarely seen outside Walt Disney Imagineering. Adding to the rich history of animatronics at Disneyland, Imagineer Josh Shipley will share his experience in bringing back the classic, “Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln”.
It’s Alive! - The Art and Science of Animatronics Programming
Darrin Hughes shows a rare demonstration of how these amazing mechanical wonders are programmed for lifelike motion.
The Next Generation – Advancements in Animatronics From Chuck E. Cheese to Dragons and Beyond! At 16 Garner Holt founded what would become the largest animatronics design and manufacturing company, Garner Holt Productions. He shares his fascinating story and premieres future advancements in the industry.
Special entertainment includes performances by Disneyland Resort entertainers and the Can Can girls from the Golden Horseshoe Revue!
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