VIDEO - The making of the Wheezy animatronic for Slinky Dog Dash

May 02, 2018 in "Slinky Dog Dash"

Posted: Wednesday May 2, 2018 3:34pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Walt Disney Imagineering takes us behind the scenes to see how Wheezy the audio-animatronic figure came to life for Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Discuss on the Forums
View all comments →

WondersOfLifeApr 19, 2021

That’s not what I meant. What I meant was I like the cartoony one for fun. And I like The overhead realistic one for logistics.

lazyboy97oApr 19, 2021

You’re claim that published art is used for “logistics” is not really true.

WondersOfLifeApr 19, 2021

I’m not sure what you’re getting at but ok

lazyboy97oApr 19, 2021

Nobody uses concept art for "logistics". More and more published art is not even all that conceptual, being created on top of the "blueprints" if they're not just the "blueprints" like we have seen with the recent hotels at Walt Disney World.

WondersOfLifeApr 18, 2021

One is realism, the other imaginative. I wish they'd use both styles. One is fun, the other is for logistics.

cookiee_munsterApr 17, 2021

His concept art is waaaaaaaay better than whoever does that horrible cartoon style rubbish. EDIT - Rubbish is slightly harsh, it's just not a particular style I like (example below)

RambozoApr 13, 2021

I'd love it if we eventually got the western town and Big Al's.

DisoneApr 10, 2021

Give it time.... Disnet has not yet bought universal;)

SquishyApr 10, 2021

He's also the concept artist of New Fantasyland, Epcot Ratatouille area, play pavilion, the Disneyland Rivers of America remake, Disneyland's 50th castle decor & MK's 50th castle decor.

gerararApr 10, 2021

The original concept artist for TSL (among other projects) revealed himself on Twitter recently. An interesting tidbit is that someone asked about the lack of shade and acknowledged it. Regardless, still sad we didn’t get the full land as originally visioned with the bridge over SDD and the western-Town and barn gift shop. Original tweet:

EagleScout610Apr 14, 2020

So you wouldn't want the video of me shining a strobe light at a passing sasquatch while recreating Everest?

MovieloverApr 14, 2020

Yeah... day 100... *shoves socks back into drawer :cautious:

MisterPenguinApr 14, 2020

Just wait until day 100 of your confinement: you'll be putting on a sock puppet version of Great Moments in History from the windows of your house!

JenniferSApr 14, 2020

It beats the homemade recreations of favourite rides. Please, no more. How many times can you film people going down the stairs in a laundry basket and call it Splash, Pirates, Frozenstrom ...?