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Pixar Wizards Leave Their Signatures on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

If you’ve had the chance to stop through Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, you may have noticed the impressive Storyboard Chandelier that serves the lobby’s centerpiece. Since the resort opened in 2012, it has become tradition for film contributors – both voice actors and those working behind the scenes – to add their autograph to a sketch appearing on the chandelier.

Over the years, many artists, filmmakers and actors have stopped by to autograph panels on the chandelier, including Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll from “The Little Mermaid,” John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, as well as Josh Cooley from “Inside Out” and writer Robert Baird from “Big Hero 6” and “Monsters University”.

Recently Pixar’s Pete Docter, Jay Ward & Jerome Ranft, who have contributed to blockbusters like “Inside Out,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Up,” “Cars,” “Brave,” and more, stopped in to make their mark.

Check out the video above that details this latest legendary autograph session.


  • My entire family stayed at this resort in 2014 and loved it. I’m planning to go again soon with my nieces and nephew and this is definitely where they want to stay. I love the fact that even if you’ve been to a resort once before there is always something new to discover on a return visit.

  • I’m visiting from Australia this year and will be staying at the ‘Art of Animation’ Resort. I can’t wait and I look forward to see some of what was shown in the clip. Thanks for the inside info on the resort as this gives me something to look out for when I holiday there.

  • That is so awesome! My wife and I love this resort! We cant wait to go back to it. Maybe one day prints of those sketches can go on sale?! 🙂

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