VIDEO: Ellen is Reunited with “What’s Left” of Her Audio Animatronic from Epcot’s Universe of Energy

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Today on the Ellen show, Ellen came face to face with what was supposedly her audio-animatronic character (or at least pieces of it) from the former Universe of Energy:

While quite funny, the sad truth is that the only pieces that were authentic were the red t-shirt and brown pants, which were donated by a private collector. The audio-animatronic figure was destroyed and used for parts by Walt Disney Imagineering way ahead of the closure of the ride last August, thus why the figure was missing completely from the attraction the last few years. Disney’s PR department originally wanted to send the figure to Ellen after she went on her show asking for it, but they were unaware that it had already been dismantled.

Disney has publicly denounced the skit, stating that they did not provide the props, nor is the figure a real Disney attraction prop. Regardless, the television segment makes Disney looks a little silly, especially just weeks removed from the controversy over the Donald Trump animatronic.

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Jeff
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Jeff

That’s hilarious!

Progressive Music Lover
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Progressive Music Lover

No, it’s not even remotely funny.

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Progressive Music Lovers Dirty Little Secret

But the dirty side of me likes the idea of it being humorous.

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Madame_Tussaud_wax _museum

Thats why she looks better but not as good as our wax figures or our Twitter burns

DJ
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DJ

What?? It looks JUST like her!!!

Jason
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Jason

as a nostalgic fan of universe of energy as a kid, this was further proof thay they never should have re-made the attraction into ellens energy adventure, now the once treasured original attraction is the butt of jokes disney has to publicly denounce. oh well, too late now i guess time to move on.

Hillary
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Hillary

Which is the real Ellen in the picture?

Barack
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Barack

The one on the left

Confused imagineers
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Confused imagineers

That looks like the unused head of Hillary and upon further inspection I think the trump head looks more like Ellen

Enuff
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Enuff

Now if we can just get rid of her TV show.

RebeccaMcK
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RebeccaMcK

On her TV show recently she showed a clip where her Epcot dummy was a contestant in “The Bachelor” – pretty funny. It’s on her show’s website.