Disney Debuts New Prototype Robot at SXSW

Disney has certainly shown that they are willing to try everything and they tried out a new prototype robot during a presentation at SXSW today.

  • During his presentation at SXSW today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro gave fans a look at a brand new prototype robot from Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • D’Amaro didn’t specifically say what this new animatronic would be used for, but she certainly bears a striking resemblance to Judy Hopps from Zootopia.
  • And of course, with a new Zootopia land on the way at Shanghai Disneyland, it would make sense for that character to show up in the park in a brand new way.
  • The prototype robot even performed a stunt on the stage today, which you can see in our tweet below:

  • The new robot can fall down, get back up and even do a somersault and is designed to create an emotional connection with guests.

More on Zootopia in Shanghai Disneyland:

  • At Zootopia Central Station, guests will find animals going about their daily lives.
  • At the Zootopia Police Department, which doubles as the entrance for the land’s new family attraction, guests will be greeted by an audio-animatronics figure of Officer Clawhauser.
  • The new area will feature “a new major attraction that will seamlessly blend Disney storytelling and state-of-the-art technology to bring this fan-favorite movie and its characters to life.”
  • Of course, entertainment, merchandise, food, and beverages will factor into the land as well.
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