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Disney Animation

A selection of exhibits and interactive adventures with a behind-the-scenes looks at how Disney artists create your favorite characters.

Animation Academy
In less than 15 minutes, the Animation Academy “Professor” provides behind-the-scenes expertise and step-by-step instructions so that even those with no artistic background can learn to draw Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy or Winnie the Pooh. The hands-on experience provides a very special glimpse into the magic behind classic Disney animated films enjoyed by audiences around the globe.
Guests are provided with drawing pencils and pads and taught a series of simple steps that enable them to create their own character drawings. At the conclusion of the session, the drawings may be taken away as souvenirs.

Sorcerer's Workshop
Three different areas featuring interactive activities where you can create your own animation, add your voice to an animation and find out which Disney character you are most like.

Art of Animation Gallery
An exhibition of character drawings, models and concept artwork. Also features a character meet and greet area.

Turtle Talk with Crush
Get face-to-fin with Crush in this interactive attraction. More details here.

About this Attraction

Location: Hollywood Pictures Backlot

Type: Interactive exhibits

Duration: Self-guided, allow 30-50 minutes

Fastpass: No

Best time to visit: Anytime

Tips & Fun Facts

Visit the Animation Academy more than once so you can learn to draw different characters.

This attraction is exclusive to Disneyland.

Additional Information

Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to experience this attraction.
Wheelchair Access: Enter through the standard queue and proceed to the Courtyard Gallery, the main lobby of the building. From here, select from the show options listed below and proceed to the appropriate entrance.

  • Turtle Talk with Crush: Inside the theater, ask a Cast Member for assistance. Wheelchair and companion seating positions and removable armrest seating positions are dispersed throughout the theater.
  • Animation Academy: Inside the theater, refer to the wheelchair symbol imbedded in the flooring for viewing areas designated for Guests using wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) or ask a Cast Member for assistance.

Assistive listening devices which amplify the audio may be used at this location and are available at Guest Relations.
Guest-activated captioning is available on selected preshow video monitors in this attraction. Please contact a Cast Member at the location for assistance.

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