Find out where Mickey and Minnie will be meeting and greeting once The Magic of Disney Animation closes this summer.
Disney has confirmed The Magic of Disney Animation will be closing in a few weeks time.
This is a review of the older show, back when the Studio still had an actual animation department. It's really a shame they axed them. With respect to the attraction itself, it sort of defeats the whole purpose of having the attraction in the first place. I mean, the whole point is to see the animators at work (which is why you had to go during regular working hours to see any). I really appreciated seeing them at work. The Robin Williams / Walter Cronkite film is funny and enjoyable.
This tour is divided into three segments. The first is a very amusing and interesting discussion surrounding character development, featuring Mushu from Mulan and a live Disney Cast Member.
The second section is significantly less entertaining. A Cast Member talks about animated features with an emphasis on ones from the now defunct Florida Animation Department. Dullsville.
In the final segment, you can either browse the Animation Gallery or spend ten minutes in the Animation Academy to learn how to draw a character. The gallery has some great exhibits; the Buzz and Woody concept drawings are of particular interest. Also of note: the Animation Gallery and Academy are directly accessible from the Animation Courtyard (in other words, you don't need to go through the first two segments to experience the last).
Bottom line - the value of the first part of the tour more than makes up for the dearth of entertainment in the middle section. While there's no easy escape from the second part (you'll have to suffer through it), you do have the opportunity to check your Times Guide to see what you'd like to do next.
The Magic of disney animation has a been a personal favorite of mine for years. I love going on this tour to check out all the sneak peeks in disney animation. Ive always been fascinated of how the disney artists make these wonderful films. The tour is great for kids, and adults. You get to see the current production films on the tour and much more. Dont miss the magic of disney animation tour!! its a must-see!!
I just came back from this tour. I was in the last showing for the night. It was really interesting. I didn't know that all of "Lilo and Stitch" the movie was made entirely right there at MGM. I loved seeing the future projects. I liked the "Bears" film, because I can definately see a cool promotion tie-in with either the Wilderness Lodge or Fort Wilderness. It was a good tour, plus there were only about 10 people, so it was nice, not too big.