Muppet*Vision 3D Full Show Animatic WDI (1991)

Muppet*Vision 3D Full Show Animatic WDI (1991)

Muppet*Vision 3D is a 3D film attraction located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Directed by Jim Henson, the attraction consists of a pre-show which then leads into Kermit the Frog guiding park guests on a tour through Muppet Studios, while the Muppets prepare their sketch acts to demonstrate their new breakthrough in 3D film technology. The show, however, completely unravels when Dr. Bunsen Honeydew’s experimental 3D sprite, Waldo, causes mayhem during the next portion of the show.

The attraction—which opened as Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D on May 16, 1991 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (then Disney-MGM Studios)—incorporates the 3D film in conjunction with in-theater 4D effects, such as Audio-Animatronics, lighting, projections, smoke, soap bubbles, and a live full-bodied performer. Muppet*Vision 3D had a subsequent incarnation open at Disney California Adventure on February 8, 2001 and operated at the park until November 1, 2014.

Muppet*Vision 3D is the main attraction of Grand Avenue of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The show is a 3D film featuring Jim Henson’s Muppets. Due to the use of Audio-Animatronics, a live full-bodied Muppet and other similar effects, the show is sometimes referred to as “Muppet*Vision 4D” (which was used in The Walt Disney World Explorer application, displayed as “Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D 4D” with a slanted red strikethrough on “3D”). It was directed by Jim Henson and written by Bill Prady. The show was one of the final Muppets projects with the involvement of Henson, as well as veteran Muppet performer Richard Hunt, and one of the last times they performed their characters. Henson died in 1990 before production of the film was completed, and Hunt died in 1992.

Throughout the attraction’s operation at Disney California Adventure, the theater was used to present sneak peeks of Tron: Legacy, Frankenweenie, and Oz the Great and Powerful. On January 7, 2015, the theater at Disney California Adventure began operating as the Crown Jewel Theatre and presented For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, a musical stage show based on Frozen. The attraction operated until April 17, 2016. The location was renamed to the Sunset Showcase Theater and began showing Walt Disney Studios film previews in May 2016. In April 2019, the Sunset Showcase Theater began showing Mickey’s PhilharMagic.

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Jim Henson
Frank Oz

Bill Prady – Writer

Ritamarie Peruggi
Thomas G. Smith

Cinematography – Peter Anderson
Film Editing – Victor Livingston
Production Design – John DeCuir Jr.
Set Decoration – Bruce A. Gibeson

Art Department
Marco A. Campos – Construction General Foreman
Gary A. Krakoff – Construction Coordinator

Sound Department
Dennis Leonard – Dubbing Engineer
Shawn Murphy – Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Rydstrom – Re-recording Mixer / Supervising Sound Editor
Gary Summers – Re-Recording Mixer
James Allen – Sound Re-Recordist (uncredited)

Visual Effects
Michael Backauskas – Visual Effects Optical Line-up
Michael Collery – Digital Effects Artist
Joel Fletcher – Stop-Motion Animator
Julia Gibson – Animation Producer: PDI / Visual Effects Producer: PDI
John Higbie – Camera Operator: The Chandler Group
Scott Keppler – Visual Effects Editor
Alan G. Markowitz – Optical Cameraman: Visual Effects Unit
John Scheele – 3D Visual Effects: Chandler Group
John T. Van Vliet – Effects Animator
Michael Ferriter – Optical Effects Supervisor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Lambiase – Key Grip
David Love – Lighting Technician
Max Penner – Assistant Camera
Steve Slocomb – First Assistant Camera

Animation Department
Rex Grignon – Lead Animator
Raman Hui – Animator

Editorial Department
Jason Fabbro – Digital Intermediate Colorist: Digital 3D

Other Crew
Fred Buchholz – Muppets Special Effects
David W. Dale – Production Assistant
Michael K. Frith – Creative Consultant
John Henson – Puppeteer
Wendell Morris – Production Assistant
Paul Taylor – Muppet Builder

Kermit the Frog
Miss Piggy
Fozzie Bear
Rowlf the Dog
Pepe the King Prawn
Rizzo the Rat
Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
Statler and Waldorf
Bunsen Honeydew
The Swedish Chef
Sam Eagle
Camilla the Chicken
Bobo the Bear
’80s Robot
Andy and Randy Pig
Bean Bunny
Crazy Harry
Johnny Fiama and Sal Minella
Lew Zealand
Link Hogthrob
Marvin Suggs
The Muppet Newsman
Robin the Frog
Uncle Deadly



  1. TuaToonPlay on October 13, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Statler and Waldorf’s motion is so smooth

  2. Rachael Leta-Graham on October 13, 2022 at 6:22 am

    "its call a salute to all nations, but mostly America" hahahah

  3. NintendoCraft on October 13, 2022 at 6:23 am

    What’s the chance in you getting the entire HQ version of the film?

  4. Z. Orgzaam on October 13, 2022 at 6:29 am


  5. ProjectSunset on October 13, 2022 at 6:29 am

    “You see, we invited distinguished scientists from all over the world to come and work here! Unfortunately…. none of them showed up.”

  6. Seizing The Future on October 13, 2022 at 6:30 am

    This is awesome

  7. jasobres on October 13, 2022 at 6:30 am

    It’s interesting how they show all the elements except for the walk around version of Sweetums. Also, it looks like Statler and Waldorf were dressed in their vacation clothes from the very beginning, but I seem to remember the first time I saw Muppet-Vision they were dressed in their suits, just like on _The Muppet Show._

  8. Gergő Izsó on October 13, 2022 at 6:31 am

    That’ was amazing Show!!!! Can you bringing the Mickey’s Philharmagic too????? 😀 😀 😀

  9. aviduser1961 on October 13, 2022 at 6:31 am

    Theme Park Productions is the WDI division that produces most, if not all, of the video and film for the attractions at the Disney parks. The work they do is nothing short of excellent. Interesting to see this animatic.

  10. Rob West on October 13, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Her Du Hoppin Hoppin Der Machine is goin dur floomy floomy

  11. Plushblue EP on October 13, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Now we finally see the 35mm run in high quality!

  12. Marc Stoufer III on October 13, 2022 at 6:32 am

    This is so cool.

  13. Robert roy 92 on October 13, 2022 at 6:33 am

    this is amazing

  14. Lizzy Gibbons on October 13, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Muppet Vision 3D Is my favorite ride

  15. Catherine Pablo on October 13, 2022 at 6:34 am


  16. Marissa Ionta on October 13, 2022 at 6:35 am


  17. SamPockerOfficial on October 13, 2022 at 6:38 am

    I had no idea a tape like this even existed, although it makes perfect sense. It’s so great to finally hear the soundtrack without all the reverb they pump into it. Also I really enjoyed being able to finally see the Swedish Chef animatronic clearly (and to see the operation of the rotating platform that swaps out the canon). Always such a bittersweet film to sit through, but sincerely appreciative of your upload to get a new perspective on it. Thank you.

  18. Korea Nature Trip 걸어서 한국 자연 여행 ASMR on October 13, 2022 at 6:38 am

    Wow, Beautiful Upload friend. keep it up. Thank you for sharing this to us. Greetings from Korea

  19. Jane Westhorne on October 13, 2022 at 6:40 am

    13:09 How many ducks do you see?

  20. Enrique Ramirez on October 13, 2022 at 6:41 am

    6:28 Pie in the face

  21. Mark Sommerville on October 13, 2022 at 6:41 am

    1:51 They forgot to show the Swedish Chef talking to Kermit.

  22. L8RG8R2U on October 13, 2022 at 6:42 am

    “Oh, not you guys! How’d you get here?”
    “We entered a contest.”
    “Yeah, we lost!”

  23. Keishen Lloyd on October 13, 2022 at 6:44 am

    Took me years to turn around and notice the Swedish Chef back there. So cool to discover an almost hidden animatronic!

  24. Zachary Seaton on October 13, 2022 at 6:46 am

    i’m going to crop the footage down to the main screen

  25. Debra Falasco on October 13, 2022 at 6:49 am

    13:17 you Mama’d your last Mia origin

  26. Sega CD Studios on October 13, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Mickey what are you trying to do? Trying to turn us into slaves? >:(

  27. Kirbo on October 13, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Un used lines
    Waldo:Hey hey now I’m free
    Stalter:He’s lucky
    Staler:At least he gets to leave
    Staler and Waldorf:Oho ho ho ho

  28. Philip Givler on October 13, 2022 at 7:02 am

    14:28 What would Minnie say when she sees this?

  29. TimmytheToonLover on October 13, 2022 at 7:04 am

    I can finally see one of my Disney World faves at all angles!

    – “It is a glorious 3-hour finale.”
    – “You’ve got a minute and a half!”

  30. NickyHelp on October 13, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Is it possible for you to upload a video of middle footage film scene but in a clearer image? I sure would appreciate it. Please respond if you can.

  31. master drew t on October 13, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Be honest…do they still have these in specific Disney parks?

  32. Bowling Dude on October 13, 2022 at 7:09 am

    *Eyes Bug out*

  33. Veronica Rodriguez on October 13, 2022 at 7:09 am

    And action.

  34. Colin C. on October 13, 2022 at 7:11 am

    I think I just heard Waldorf say “They took this job for the hell of it.”

  35. An Ay on October 13, 2022 at 7:13 am


  36. Bowling Dude on October 13, 2022 at 7:14 am

    "He’s tryin to drown us! What kind of act is that?"
    "An act of Mercy!"

  37. A. Joseph Mantilla on October 13, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Lindsay Seidel… Emma Roberts… Tyler the Creator…

    They all have 1991 thing in common.

  38. greenth1ngReturns on October 13, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Now all we need is something like this for the preshow and main ride of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera and life will be complete.

  39. NickyHelp on October 13, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Can you do the same for Pirates 4D (1999)?

  40. UltimateDisneyCruiseLineFan 03 on October 13, 2022 at 7:19 am

    “It’s a glorious 3-hour finale!”
    “You’ve got a minute and a half!”
    *le gasp*

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