Garner Holt brings imagination to life through animatronics and robotics


Garner Holt has set up a virtual walk-through of their studio in Redlands, allowing people from all over to experience the field of animatronics and robotic entertainment.

Holt produces designs that are considered to be world-class attractions, as they are used in shows and exhibits in popular theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.

“I think Holt’s animation presentations are awesome and well put together. The staff who work on each part are very good at what they do,” Andrew James, a substitute teacher of Redlands school district, says.

Garner Holt is identified as the “world’s largest manufacturer of animatronics…specializing in special effects, show action with show elements,” according to their website, They help spread their art and talent by giving school tours and doing what they do: the creation of animatronics. According to Garner and Holt’s website, they want to share their services for the next generation of dreamers.

Education Through Imagination, a group that allows anyone to request a field trip to view Holt’s art, says, “We are certainly pleased that schools and youth groups are working to educate and inspire the students they serve with the work we do.” 

Some of their most recognizable works are included in various attractions at Disneyland, such as Ariel, It’s a Small World, The Haunted Mansion, Monsters Inc. and the fire breathing dragon from the iconic movie Sleeping Beauty that still stands at the park. They also created all of the dinosaurs on the Jurassic Park ride located at Universal Studios.

Holt Productions, Inc. is the entrance to realms of beyond belief artistry, technical work, imagination, quality and experienced industry experts. They make extraordinary life-like creations that are widely spread from retail restaurant settings to museums. According to the Garner Holt Productions website, “We’ve learned a thing or two about making a truly exceptional product. We take care to make sure that from the sketch stage to sculpting, animatronic parts fabrication, paint.” 

The studio of Garner Holt is located at 1255 Research Dr, Redlands, CA 92374. Due to the mask and distance precautions, they have opened up an entire new entrance, completely dedicated to their tours. (Kendra Burdick / Ethic News)

According to the Redlands’ Daily Facts, Holt Inc. has, above all, created more animatronic figures than any company in history. The presentations that Holt creates for all around the word clients are titled to be the very best and available anywhere. 

Holt’s company lets everyone take joy in their creations all over the world by continuing to make their work accessible to children and many others.

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