You will find the best of animation in the Animation Courtyard, where the drawn character is king (even if it's done by a computer). The heart of this area in Disney's Hollywood Studios is dominated by the Magic of Disney Animation, where you can learn first hand how Disney characters are developed for the big screen. In addition, there are opportunities to tour former artist studios, see artwork from the latest Disney film as well as play in an interactive area where you can meet Sorcerer Mickey and characters from the latest Disney film. There's also the Animation Academy, where you can learn to draw Disney characters from those professionally trained to draw them.
Inside the courtyard is the home of Ariel as she performs Voyage of the Little Mermaid. Based on the classic Disney film, "The Little Mermaid", the best scenes from the film are performed on stage along with some fabulous puppetry. You'll re-live Ariel's amazing adventure as she goes from mermaid to human and back again. Across the way is Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage, where toddlers can see their favorite Playhouse Disney television shows come to life on stage through more amazing puppetry.