As we move into The Renaissance (thanks to Arab and Jewish scholars), Michelangelo Buonarroti is seen painting the Sistine ceiling to a chorus of “Hallelujahs”. This scene in Spaceship Earth pays homage to the work of Italian artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, as part of the peak of 15th and 16th century Renaissance art.
Fans of Spaceship Earth will recall that in 2007, the paintbrush was moved to Michelangelo’s right hand. Whether this is historically accurate or not is still debated, but in any case, it gave us a better view of the artist’s face.
You can watch our video of the repaired Michelangelo audio-animatronic inside Spaceship Earth below: