Okay, so on my recent visit we popped into The Art of Animation at WDS.
What is it with that?!
For starters, the CMs were almost dragging people in and when we attended the theatres were barely a third full.
The opening speech from Roy Disney is dubbed into French with English subtitles (go figure!).
The montage of Disney clips in the first theatre is good and especially interesting with it being multi-language but it has not been updated to include post-2002 characters and films.
The second theatre - what can I say? My earphones were broken (one side snapped completely off) and, when I did get a pair that worked, I could hardly hear the English translation over the loud French one. Mushu was funny (from what I could hear) but the whole thing wasn't really that informative.
The only good points in this attraction are the multiplane camera (very interesting and rather humbling to be in the presence of) and the interactive bits at the end (NDJnr loves the colouring/sound FX/voice screens).
Obviously WDS should have an attraction based on Disney animation but this should be a lot better. I remember visiting the WDW one quite a few years ago and it was a lot stronger. The lack of crowds here presumabley had to do with the Crush crush but this attraction now stands out in Toon Studios as being rather weak. I would expect that this will be the next original attraction to be revamped/replaced following Stitch taking over the TV studios.
This was not my first time on this attraction but it certainly was the first time that I noticed how poor it was. The only provision made for new movies was the insertion of Ratatouille in the second theatre (Chicken Little last time) but surely this could be made a lot more interactive and easily update-able.