I had a cousin that would cower in fear at the animatronic animal band at Chuck E. Cheese’s. It was a sight to see — whenever those curtains would raise and Jasper T. Jowls would strum away at his guitar, my cousin would run to the back of the restaurant and hide under a table while cautiously observing the band getting down. My cousin had a fear of the unknown, and in retrospect it reflected how she lived her life thus far. You guys don’t know my cousin, and I’m fairly certain she doesn’t read MiddleEasy, her fear is what Donald Rumsfeld would call an ‘unknown known.’
Animatronics, it’s an art that’s somewhat dead due to the advent of CGI and just a general disinterest for robots unnaturally jerking around. Well, unless you just embrace the antiquated nature of animatronics and use it to make the creepiest art installation in modern human history. Props to stevemcawesome for the +100 news tip.