Do you see Belle nodding along to “Be Our Guest?” It’s like she’s real–as real as an animated character can be. Animatronic figures have a come a long way since the first Disney park, Disneyland, opened in 1955. Belle, Beast, and Philippe were created digitally at Walt Disney Animation Studios, and then Imagineering took those designs and used fairy dust to bring them to life. Some of those artists at the Animation Studios even worked on the movie in 1991.Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast is set to come to Tokyo Disneyland in spring 2020.
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