Imagineers Create the Most Advanced Audio-Animatronic

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Enjoy this amazing behind-the-scenes look at how Disney Imagineers designed the most advanced Audio-Animatronics figure in Imagineering history — the Shaman of Songs.

Guests can encounter the Shaman of Songs inside Na’vi River Journey, after they board a boat and are whisked away on an immersive journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest on Pandora. There, the Shaman of Songs sits, sending positive energy out into the forest through the power of her movements and music.

But bringing her to life required the Imagineering/LEI project team to not only apply the latest technologies in robotics, but also develop an estimated 20 new technologies. The goal was to make the figure’s tech as hidden as possible, to make the shaman as lifelike as possible.

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