Obamatronics

The New York Times has a decent write up on the new Obama addition to the Hall of Presidents at Disney:

... it was an audio-animatronic representation of the president, as imagined by the Walt Disney Company, and assembled with the direct involvement of the White House staff — and of Mr. Obama himself. The president supplied not just his measurements, but he also recorded that speech (which was initially drafted by a Disney writer) — and yet another recitation of the oath of office, this one in Disney high-definition sound.

I'm surprised that they are still programming animatronic characters using dials and sliders (see photo) but I guess if it ain't broke...

I'll be in Orlando next month for Infocomm, but it looks like this won't be installed until July.