Saturday, August 13, 2016

What's inside a Tiki Bird?

Original 1963 Tiki Room animatronic "robin"

Art director, illustrator, writer, show designer, sculptor, puppeteer, and maker, Kevin Kidney dissects and rebuilds some of Disney's historic Audio-Animatronic characters. He likes Tiki Room birds because of their small size and their attractive and clever design. The mechanized cast of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room in Anaheim consists of 77 birds, 136 flowers and 12 tiki drummers.

At his site Kidney shows us how much is packed into the interior of a tiny bird.

Robin with moving wings and tail


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