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Garner Holt

Garner Holt Productions
San Bernardino, CA

My company and I have literally grown up together. I founded Garner Holt Productions in 1977, when I was still in high school. I’ve gone from my parents’ garage—with my mother acting as secretary!—to a giant production facility, studio and mockup space where I operate today with the help of nearly a hundred talented employees.

GHP is my playground. It's a combination of a cutting-edge technology workshop and an artistic inventor's lab. As a result, being here is different from any other work environment. It's like a giant toy factory, and every day is something different. Because our mission here is to inform, educate, and entertain, I believe our work and our creations have a lasting impact on our audience.

This company is my main focus, my pride and joy, and, if I may brag a little, the most unique and talented group in the world. We’ve built nearly 500 Chuck E. Cheese animatronic shows for restaurants all over the planet. We were the first outside company to create an animatronic character for a classic Disney attraction--we now have more than 400 figures in Disney parks throughout the world. In our more than three decades of work, we’ve built more animatronics and other unusual and amazing creations than any organization on the planet.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, September 27

9:15am PDT