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Disney Imagineers Unveil Test Footage of Free Roaming Groot Robot to Be Used in Disney Parks

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By Jitin Gambhir

Disney Imagineers are showcasing tests of a new free-roaming robot that will eventually be integrated into several Avengers themed areas of Disney’s parks. The robot, which is based on a young Groot from the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is capable of moving, gesturing, and emoting in style. The robot can be seen sharing a stage with Star Lord and Drax, performing impressive dance moves. The tests have been successful so far, and it won’t be long before fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will have the chance to see it for themselves.

Disney Imagineers Unveil Test Footage of Free Roaming Groot Robot to Be Used in Disney Parks



Joel Peavy, Executive R&D Imaginer, states that Disney is a storytelling company that aims to bring characters to life in the most authentic way possible. In this case, the robot is a walking, robotic actor that can interact with guests in the theme park. Michael Serna, Executive Creative Director of Disney Live Entertainment, adds that guests get visibly excited when they see the robot, and they understand how unique and fun the experience is.

The Groot robot is a child-sized being that resembles a tree and is capable of walking around Disneyland, interacting with guests and performing dance moves. The robot will be integrated into several Avengers themed areas of Disney’s parks, bringing characters to life in the most authentic way possible.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 ended James Gunn’s trilogy in the MCU, but all the main players are still in the game for others to play with in future. Groot was seen in the mid-credits scene having grown considerably, joined with the new Guardians team led by Rocket Racoon. While there has been no announcement of whether this group will be getting a new movie in the future, it seems almost certain given that Adam Warlock has joined the team.

Vin Diesel, who voiced Groot in the MCU, is expected to return to voice the character in future appearances. Gunn stated that they had many other versions/voice artists in mind, but Groot didn’t feel fully Groot until Vin Diesel did his voice. Over the three movies and a couple of Avengers appearances, Groot has undergone many changes. This version of Groot is not even the same as the one who started the journey. However, this Groot has captured the hearts of audiences, having gone through being a child, a moody teenager, and now a gigantic adult that is even bigger than his dear old dad.

In conclusion, the Groot robot will be a sight to behold for fans of the MCU and Disney parks. The robot is capable of bringing characters to life in the most authentic way possible, and it will undoubtedly capture the hearts of many guests in the theme park.

Imagine wandering around Disneyland when you are approached by a child-sized being that looks a bit like a tree and it utters the words, I am Groot. That is a very real possibility as Disney Imagineers have been showing off tests of a free-roaming Big robot that will eventually be seen out and about around numerous Avengers themes parts of Disney’s parks.


The Guardians of the Galaxy favorite will be based on a young Groot, and can be seen sharing a stage with Star Lord and Drax pulling off some impressive dance moves. It seems from the footage that the tests are pretty successful and it will likely not be too long before fans of the MCU will get to see him for themselves. Speaking in the video, Executive R&D Imaginer Joel Peavy explained:

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“We’re a storytelling company so we want to bring these characters to life in the most authentic way possible. For us, that means a walking, robotic actor… that can move, gesture, and emote in style.”

Executive Creative Director of Disney Live Entertainment Michael Serna added:

“Ideally, we want guests to get excited, but this is the first time I’ve seen guests get visibly excited— adults, kids. It is shocking what they get to see and they understand how unique and fun this is.”

Related: James Gunn Considered Making a Rocket and Groot Spinoff Instead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


Will We See Groot Again on the Big Screen in Another MCU Adventure?

King Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Marvel Studios

 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 brought James Gunn’s trilogy in the MCU to a close, but left all the main players still in the game for others to play with in future. This included Groot, who was seen in the mid-credits scene having grown quite considerably, joined with the new Guardians team led by Rocket Racoon. There has been no announcement of whether this group will be getting a new movie in future, but with Adam Warlock having seemingly joined the team, it seems an almost certain thing.

Having spent his time in the MCU uttering just a single line, it is pretty much certain that Vin Diesel will return to throw out a few more “I am Groot” recordings if and when the character does return. Around the time of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’s release, Gunn explained the very simple reason why Diesel ended up voicing Groot in the first place. He said:

“We had a bunch of other versions/voice artists but Groot didn’t feel fully Groot until Vin did his voice.”

Of course, over the three movies and a couple of Avengers appearances, Groot has undergone many changes. In fact, this version of Groot is not even the same as the one who started the journey. However, there is no doubt that having gone through being a child, a moody teenager and now a gigantic adult that is ever bigger than his dear old dad, this Groot is most definitely the one that had truly captured the heart of audiences and will now be doing the same thing in real-life at Disney parks.

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