As the date for the opening of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train gets closer, Disney has released a YouTube video showing more about how the audio-animatronics work. It is pretty impressive, and we look forward to seeing the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train inside for ourselves!
All images in this article are from Disney (several are stills from the video).
Several Imagineers speak about creating the Audio-Animatronics in this video, including Ethan Reed. He talks about how they worked closely with Walt Disney Animation to make the Seven Dwarfs as close to the original concept as possible. Reed says, “We studied how these dwarfs behaved, their facial features when they’re speaking or singing…we can really make these characters look like they have jumped off the screen”.
Here is a video we posted last week of Dopey riding the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!