Sun (Animatronic)

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Sun (Animatronic) 


Release Date: 1980
Manufacturer: Creative Engineering


The Sun Animatronic (Also the Building Animatronic) is a figure created by Creative Engineering Inc. for Showbiz Pizza Place locations from 1980-1983. It is a very simple figure, as its only movements are raising from behind the backdrop and opening its mouth. During Concept Unification, Sun was retrofitted into Building.


The Sun features 2 movements, being its head raise, and mouth. The raise mechanism has a spring within the pole attaching the Sun to the raise block, this allows for a bouncing effect.

Raise Up

It is notable that early Sun mechanisms used to have a body turn, however this was never programmed, and after the initial production batch the body turn was removed. This movement is mentioned on early movement lists and is installed on David Ferguson's Sun animatronic.


Current Sun Animatronics

Place Address Availability Condition
Billy Bob's Wonderland 5 Cracker Barrel Dr, Barboursville, WV 25504 Public Operational.
Creative Engineering, Inc. 116 Shriners Club Rd, Pomona Park, FL 32112 Privately owned, need contact for viewing. Operational.
Smitty's Super Service Station 1545 MS-48 E, Sandy Hook, MS 39478 Privately owned, need contact for viewing. Operational.
Volo Museum 27582 Volo Village Rd, Volo, IL 60073 Public Operational.
David Ferguson Pendleton, IN Privately owned Operational.
John Zerwas Minneapolis, MN Privately owned Operational.
Jack Turner Independence, MO Privately owned Operational.
Andrew Lantka Morris, IL Privately owned Operational.
"Mike" Unknown, MO Privately owned Operational.
Chris Giffen York, PA Privately owned Operational.
Brian Aiken Orlando, FL Privately owned Operational.
Finn Bellingham, WA Privately owned Operational.
DreamFactory Weierwiesstrasse 8, 9113 Degersheim, Switzerland Public Operational.
Wolmi Theme Park 81 Wolmimunhwa-ro, Gaho-dong, Jung-gu, Incheon, South Korea Public Non-functioning.
Gulliver's Kingdom Temple Walk, Matlock Bath DE4 3PG, United Kingdom Public Operational.
Gulliver's World Shackleton Cl, Old Hall, Warrington WA5 9YZ, United Kingdom Under Restoration. Non-functioning.
Gulliver's Land Livingstone Dr, Milton Keynes MK15 0DT, United Kingdom Planned Restoration.

Current Building Animatronics

Place Address
Chuck E. Cheese Charlotte, NC (7701 Pineville-Matthews Rd)
Chuck E. Cheese Billings, MT (100 24th St)