Thursday, April 19, 2018

This Animatronic Life

Blaine Gibson: Master of Character

Howdy everyone—please pardon this column’s long absence.  We’ve been wildly busy here at GHP, with diverse projects all over the world.  Time just gets...

This Animatronic Life – Our Pal Marty

Howdy everyone—two weeks ago, the themed entertainment industry and Disney fans worldwide lost an important and beloved friend, Marty Sklar.  Any fan engaged with...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part I

Howdy—and welcome to the latest This Animatronic Life, the “not-as-frequent-as-I’d-like-but-genuinely-tries-to-be-semi-regular” column about the history of animatronics technology, themed entertainment, and Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s...

This Animatronic Life – How to Build a Better Animatronic Chuck E Cheese

Howdy everyone and welcome to a rather cheesy edition of This Animatronic Life. I’ve been a little surprised at the vocal outcry from many...

Garner Holt’s Top 10 Animatronics of All Time

Howdy everyone, and welcome to a fun little interlude here at This Animatronic Life.  Thanks to everyone for their great comments and questions about...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part II

Howdy—and welcome to part two of the story of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) work in revitalizing Knott’s Berry Farm’s incredible Calico Mine Ride...