BACKSTORY (Jan. 16, 2003 —Present): From the Disney website:
Enter the enchanted world of Disney Animation with interactive adventures that celebrate this fun-filled, fantastic art form. Take a rare behind-the-scenes peek into how artists magically transform simple lines and shapes into your favorite Disney Characters. Interactive experiences include:
Animation Academy — Learn the secrets of how to draw a classic Disney Character with a hands-on lesson from a Disney artist!
Sorcerer's Workshop — Learn about this imaginative art form by entering the three magical realms of the world of animation, wherein you interact, play and create your own animation!
Turtle Talk with Crush — Get face-to-fin with Crush, the totally awesome sea turtle from the Disney/Pixar film "Finding Nemo" for a live conversation in this digital, interactive experience.
One of the most popular parts of this area is the Zoetrope featuring an “animated” display from “Toy Story.” Off ThePage is a retail shop with Disney Collectibles, books, and art.