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Disney Animates Animals

Disney's new theme park, Animal Kingdom, opensin Orlando, Florida on April 22. The 500-acre park features live animals,rides, and a few attractions which utilize animation. "It's Tough to be aBug," a show that takes place in a 430-seat theater inside a giant tree,combines 3-D computer animation with animatronic characters. Viewers wear"bug-eye" polarized glasses to view the animation, which was produced byDisney in association with Pixar, which is currently in production on theCGI animated feature, "A Bug's Life." An adventure ride called "Countdownto Extinction" features animated visual effects and animatronic dinosaurs.The park also features stage shows based on Disney's animated features:"Festival of the Lion King," "Colors of the Wind, Friends From the AnimalForest" and "Journey Into Jungle Book."

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