Little Mermaid
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Inside the Garner Holt Productions animatronics factory

Little Mermaid
Garner Holt Productions created Sebastian the crab and other animatronic characters for the Little Mermaid attractions at Disney theme parks. (Garner Holt Productions)
It’s a Small World
Costumers at Garner Holt Productions work on Disney characters for the renovation of Disneyland’s It’s a Small World attraction. (Garner Holt Productions)
Alice in Wonderland
Garner Holt Productions created Alice in Wonderland animatronic characters for the renovation of Disneyland’s It’s a Small World attraction. (Garner Holt Productions)
Jack Skeleton
Jack Skeleton for Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion Holiday was the first animatronic figure created for a classic Disney attraction by an outside company. (Garner Holt Productions)
Monsters Inc.
Garner Holt Productions has created more than 500 animatronics for attractions at nearly every Disney theme park around the globe. (Garner Holt Productions)
Maleficent dragon
After a shaky start in 2009, the 45-foot-tall Maleficent dragon continues to impress audiences in the “Fantasmic” nighttime spectacular at Disneyland.  (Garner Holt Productions)
Ursula
The Ursula sea witch in the “Under the Sea” show at Tokyo DisneySea is considered one of the largest animatronic figures ever created. (Garner Holt Productions)
Ice Age
Garner Holt Productions created animatronic characters for the Ice Age attractions at Universal Studios theme parks. (Garner Holt Productions)
Animatronic face
A side-by-side comparison of an animatronic face and the silicone head that will cover the robotic mechanisms at the Garner Holt Productions factory. (Garner Holt Productions)
Character paint
Painters at Garner Holt Productions work on fish characters for the Little Mermaid attractions at Disney theme parks. (Garner Holt Productions)
Kuka arm
The seven-axis Kuka robotic milling arm sculpts a figure at San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions. (Garner Holt Productions)
Chuck E. Cheese
San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions has created animatronic shows for more that 450 Chuck E. Cheese restaurants around the world. (Garner Holt Productions)
Show concept
An artist’s rendering by San Bernardino-based Garner Holt Productions for a nighttime spectacular show concept called “Mystic Isle.” (Garner Holt Productions)
Uncle Sam
A teenage Garner Holt built an Uncle Sam animatronic for the 1976 bicentennial that paid tribute to the Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln attraction at Disneyland. (Garner Holt Productions)
Garner Holt
Garner Holt, founder and president of Garner Holt Productions, with one of his animatronic creations. (Garner Holt Productions)
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