New Disney animatronics breathe convincing life into its 2D characters

A picture of the Louis the Aligator animatronic from Disney’s Tiana’s Bayou Adventure ride.
This huge, chonky Louis animatronic has virtually as a lot vary of motion as I do. | Picture: Disney

Irrespective of your opinion on the present state of its animated films, Disney is proving that it could nonetheless knock animatronics out of the park. This week, the leisure large gave us one other early take a look at the brand new audio-animatronics being ready for Tiana’s Bayou Journey — a retheming of the long-lasting (and controversial) Splash Mountain journey — and the demonstrations to this point have been breathtakingly spectacular.

Recognizable characters from The Princess and the Frog (2009) have been dropped at robotic life throughout varied social media posts and Disney’s new “We Name It Imagineering” YouTube sequence, together with Princess Tiana herself, Mama Odie, Charlotte La Bouff, Louis the Alligator, and a bunch of different swamp critters.

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