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Audio Animatronics 101

What is an Audio Animatroic you say?  (or "Animaltronic" as some erringly say).  

Let Eric Boardman (who?), Marty Sklar, Wally Boag, and others take you on a 1980's tour of Disney's lovable robotic story-telling figures.  Enjoy cool behind the scenes looks at The American Adventure "walking" Ben Franklin animatronic, some Country Bears, Pirates, small world kids, and of course Tiki Birds.

How can you not love Audio Animatronics??

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Does anyone else think that having a set full of simple animatronics (simple but still great) instead of just one animatronic is better? What I'm saying is, once upon a time, we were given a stage full of Country Bears or people from American history or a room full of birds. It seems that now all we get is one or two animatronics at most (Toy Story, Stitch, Everest, Indy)

November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pure 80s goodness. Wally Boag looks all young. I don't think I knew that stuff about Wally's script being approved by Walt so fast. That's cool.

November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDL98H8R

I like how the guy in the pastel green sweater asks the country bear for five bucks.

November 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Stern

I remember watching this as a kid. Thanks for the post!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

Are Imagineering employees exempt from "the Disney Look"? I thought that guys' hair had to be not covering the ears at all, and not touching the collar. Maybe that rule did not apply back then.

I am pursuing a doctorate in mechanical engineering, and want to try an internship in Disney's Imagineering.

December 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRay M Adamic

Yes, the Imagineers are exempt from 'the disney look'. They can have beards and stuff. Other creative departments at disney are also exempt.

December 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I remember this guy in A TON of similar videos on Disney Channel. Many people miss the old programming and it's obviously not coming back to the airwaves or even DVD. Why doesn't Disney make an online retro channel?

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMooch

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