Thursday, April 3, 2014

Magical Blogorail Red...The Magic of Disney Amimation


Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

On your next visit to Hollywood Studios you have got to check out The Magic of Disney Animation.  Want to learn more about the creation of an animated character?  Mushu from Mulan takes you through the process of creating characters and the importance of character development. You will even go behind the scenes of Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King while on the tour.  A fun bit of trivia - The Magic of Animation actually takes place in the building where several Disney animated films were created including Mulan, Brother Bear and Lilo and Stitch.

Interested in learning to draw a Disney character?  You have got to check out the Animation Academy. New characters are added all the time and right now you can even learn to draw Anna, Elsa and Olaf.  While at the Animation Station you can create your own soundtrack to a movie scene at the Sound Stage or add color to a scene at Digital Ink and Paint.  Be sure to check out the props, animation cels and awards in the Animation Gallery while you're there.
Photo courtesy of A Disney Mom's Thoughts.

The Magic of Animation is fun for the entire family and a great way to beat the heat or dodge rain drops.  Be sure to check for character meet and greet times when planning your day in Hollywood Studios, and be sure to include this often overlooked Disney Attraction.



Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Frontierland Station.


Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ The Disney Point
3rd Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay (You are here.)
Final Stop ~ Frontierland Station


19 comments:

  1. You know, I have only done a brief walk-through and a meet-n-greet with Sorcerer Mickey in that building. I really need to take advantage of what they offer!

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    1. I know Jodi, so many great "Hidden Gems" in todays loop!

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  2. I have never visited this part of the building.. but I have a friend going to WDW real soon that would love to bring her daughter here!

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    1. You're missing out on some great Disney Magic, you really need to visit on your next WDW trip!!

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  3. I find it hard to believe that this would be considered a "hidden gem" because my family loves this part of the park and we spend a great deal of time in there! We've met some great characters and we LOVE the art classes that are offered! Great post.

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    1. Heidi, I think there are a lot of people who never go into a lot of the non ride attractions. They are really missing out on a lot of great Disney Magic.

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  4. I do love this place! I could stay there all day meeting characters alone! :) have you ever drawn a character here? I haven't but would LOVE to!

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    1. I haven' t either Beth, but I definitely will on my next trip.

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  5. The Magic of Disney Animation is packed full of great things to enjoy. Did you know that you get to keep the drawing of the character you draw if you want to? The Disney Animation attractions out in California are similar to the ones here, so if you get to Disneyland check them out too. Great post, Donna!

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    1. Thanks Mike! I really want to get to Disneyland some day.

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  6. I love the Magic of Disney Animation! It's so neat to see how the films are made and see what they're working on for the future. Did you get to visit this attraction when the animators were still working there?

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  7. Donna, did you ever experience the old animation tour with Robin Williams? I MUCH prefer that version - it was one of my favorite attractions and you just reminded me of it. Nonetheless, the Animation Academy drawing classes are my favorite. It's a great memory and you get to keep it as a souvenir!

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    1. Love Robin Williams, he made Aladdin didn't he?

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  8. We haven't done the tour in years. I think the last time was in the Robin Williams days. We usually go right to the end where the kids can play with all the games. We've been thinking about taking our daughter on the tour. Do you think it's appropriate for a 7 year old?

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  9. This is one I've never done but keep thinking about going. We spend so little time at DHS we just don't even think about it... maybe next time!

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  10. I'm glad I am not the only one who is a fan of this Mulan short! I just can't skip it! My two nephews are incredible artists, so whenever we travel together we MUST stop at Animation Academy. Boy, is it embarrassing to show them my handiwork!!

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  11. We always love to stop and spend some time here. Usually it is not crowded and we can just explore.

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  12. We only had a short time at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and weren't able to make it to this building, but it's definitely on our must-do list for next time!

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