Disney Simply Revealed A Curler-Blading Robotic At SXSW 2023

Per Disney Parks, the Imagineers staff, led by Experiences and Merchandise Chairman Josh D’Amaro, arrived in Austin intending “to showcase the innovation that goes into Disney storytelling.”

To that finish, they actually got here to play. Initially, the robotic, modeled after Judy Hopps of “Zootopia,” confirmed off dynamic motion throughout a number of surfaces on a pair of rollerblades, even righting herself after a scripted tumble.

Alongside the rolling robotic, Disney Parks confirmed off lightsabers, new character fashions with high-level conversational interplay, and even an exoskeleton permitting performers to play larger-than-life fan favorites just like the Hulk with higher immersion than ever earlier than.

The one factor the Disney Parks presentation lacked was a definitive launch date for the improvements on stage. Primarily based on the robotic’s Hoppsian design, it could be slated to debut with the Zootopia-themed growth at Shanghai Disney, which per TDR Explorer is anticipated to open later this yr. No phrase but on when Hulk and Tinkerbell might be revealed to excited — or, if Gizmodo is to be believed, terrified — Disney park guests.