This week, Comic-Con @ Home is bringing fandom fun directly into your living room! For Disney fans, Comic-Con is bringing a panel with Walt Disney Imagineering to you! The panel “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway: From Animation to Imagineering” will take place this Sunday at 11 am Pacific Time!
Here is the description of the panel from the Comic-Con website!
Ever wonder what it takes to turn a classic cartoon into an immersive experience at Walt Disney World Resort? Join Disney as we bring together Disney Television Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering to discuss the process of creating Mickey and friends’ first-ever ride-through attraction in Disney history, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. This history-making attraction features an original story based on the award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts and features favorite Disney cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. This panel includes Charita Carter (senior producer, Walt Disney Imagineering); Kevin Rafferty (retired Imagineer and executive creative director for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway); Paul Rudish (executive producer and supervising director, The Wonderful World of Disney); Christopher Willis (composer, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Parks attraction); and Elsa Chang (character designer, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Parks attraction). Tune in as they discuss how they were able to combine the two worlds of animation and Imagineering and turn them into the “Perfect Picnic.”
I know I will be tuning in Sunday morning to this panel! I can’t wait to see Disney Television Animation and Walt Disney Imagineering come together to tell the story of this attraction. I always love to hear about the story process for attractions and any other stories that may come up as they talk through this creation of this trackless ride!
If you want to tune in this weekend, be sure to check it out on the programming schedule here.