Chocolate, Movies and a Theme Park- Hollywood meets Hershey

Award winning Hollywood special effects and animation house, Jim Henson Creature Shop has teamed with the people at Hershey, to create a first-of-its-kind theme park/movie experience called The Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D.™   The attraction opens in May at Hershey Chocolate World Attraction in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The ride features Candy Characters on a mysterious adventure which the audience helps shape.  Real time live animation puppeteers,using technology developed by the Henson Company, will make animated  heroes interact with guests allowing for over 100 possible different outcomes.  The park visitors help shape the story.   To do this, a team of puppeteers at Hershey will use technology from Henson to bring a real-time animation experience to the show.

Henson Company The Jim Henson Company is based in Hollywood, just around the corner from Family Theater.  They do so much more than muppets.  They have created an amazing animation system that allows a puppeteer to move and voice a character in real-time on a sound stage.   The system won them a Prime Time Emmy Award and many other awards.

“With iconic characters, state-of-the-art technology, and a real-time 4D experience, the new show is unmatched anywhere else in the world,” said Amy Hahn , Vice President and General Manager of The Global Hershey Experience.    From the PRNewswire.