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Episode 592 - The Magic Makers - Shawn Slater

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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Newell, The Fabulous Annette Owens & Shawn Slater,

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Episode 592 - Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: piwackitt on Friday, July 17 2009 @ 09:05 AM CDT
I just LOVE when you guys do "The Magic Makers" series.
Way better than Julie Andrews any day!
Sigh
Authored by: AquaViola on Friday, July 17 2009 @ 09:39 AM CDT
Having seen the video, what a great attraction this could have been.

Sigh.
Episode 592 - Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: AmyC on Friday, July 17 2009 @ 12:17 PM CDT
I would have gone to see Dru on every visit to the Living Seas. That animatronic is incredible, one of the coolest things I have ever seen. A million times better than any other animatronic I've laid eyes on. Think of the possibilities...what if they added a Turtle Talk aspect to Dru? Like you were talking to a dolphin. They could have done so much with this. I wish it would have worked out! I can't believe it didn't...I'm like Len right now, why did it go away??? Such an amazing thing to have built and developed. I'm in awe!!! --Amy From Kentucky
Episode 592 - The Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: andrewilley on Sunday, July 19 2009 @ 04:01 AM CDT
I just did the same as piwackitt and listened to the episode in the car on the way to work and then loaded up the YouTube clip as soon as I got here. Absolutely amazing!!! I can't understand how this has been so little-known before now. If you'd put this up on April 1st, no one would have believed that this wasn't a real dolphin, it just looks so very, very lifelike!

What a waste to think that such a creative and clever piece of equipment is now lying idle on a shelf somewhere...

Andre
Episode 592 - The Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: lentesta on Sunday, July 19 2009 @ 08:38 PM CDT
I know - I can't believe this only lasted 5 days!
Amazing!!!
Authored by: TiggerRay on Sunday, July 19 2009 @ 08:39 PM CDT
Simply amazing...though the interaction with the "real" dolphins was obviously a trained response rather than a response to DRU.

I've already linked to Shawn's blog and now follow him on Twitter.
Episode 592 - The Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: TinkyBell on Tuesday, July 21 2009 @ 07:59 PM CDT
Wow, that was amazing! It looked and behaved like a real dolphin.
Episode 592 - The Magic Makers - Shawn Slater
Authored by: njdisney on Sunday, July 26 2009 @ 05:12 PM CDT
This was the coolest thing! I can't believe it only lasted 5 days!
I mean- the Stitch show lasted longer- and people hated that!
Fascinating look at imagineering- thanks for having Shawn on the show- I hope he can come back for another episode sometime soon.

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