Ready for some exciting Disney news?
We sure hope so! Destination D23, one of Disney’s largest fan events, is currently happening and we’re learning a lot about the future of Disney. We’ve learned about celebrations coming to Disneyland Paris, a new restaurant in EPCOT, and more. Now, we’ve got another sneak peek at a VERY cool Disney innovation.
Earlier this year, Disney teased the reveal of a WALKING robot Baby Groot and then gave us a full look in April. The high-tech bot is currently in development with Disney Imagineers and now we’ve got another sneak peek at the little guy.
Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro shared a preview of robo-Groot this morning during his Destination D23 presentation. Here’s a new image!
The clip showed D’Amaro interacting with Groot and our tree friend giving a sweet wave.
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) November 20, 2021
The Robot Groot project (or Project Kiwi) is still a work in progress and there haven’t been any updates as to when it will be revealed to guests in person. When it was first teased, Walt Disney Imagineering noted that there were no immediate plans to put it in the theme parks.
The goal of Project Kiwi is to help bring smaller-scale Disney characters to life in a more realistic way. Keep an eye on DFB for more news from Destination D23!
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