Earlier this spring, Walt Disney Imagineering welcomed Wheezy, the toy penguin from the Disney•Pixar “Toy Story” films, to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Today, Disney shared a new look at the squeaky penguin, who has made his mark in history by becoming the first and only Wheezy Audio-Animatronics figure in a Disney theme park.
Wheezy animatronic at Slinky Dog Dash pic.twitter.com/kxLt5nrlX9
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We were first introduced to Wheezy in “Toy Story 2.” At the beginning of the film, Woody’s arm is torn and he’s placed on a shelf high in the room where he’s surprised to meet Wheezy, a penguin toy with a broken squeaker. When Andy’s mom grabs Wheezy to place in a yard sale, Woody barely rescues him before Woody is snapped up by Al of Al’s Toy Barn – and the rest of the toys’ adventure unfolds. Wheezy later reappears at the end of “Toy Story 2” – with a new, working squeaker – singing “You’ve Got A Friend In Me.”
Wheezy will be waiting for guests at the end of the Slinky Dog Dash attraction when Toy Story Land opens June 30th.