The Art of Animation Resort opened in May of 2012. Based upon the concept of providing guests with the opportunity to come face-to-face with the larger-than-life smiling characters from their favorite Disney/Pixar film, the resort features a giant statue of Mr. Ray in the Finding Nemo courtyard.
Standing 25’ x 22’, Mr. Ray is constructed of composite, steel, and scenic paint. The large scale parts were created using computer modeling and then cut by a 5-axis router. Mr. Ray is an example of the successful combination of machined surfaces and artistic originality.