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Szalinski joins Nick and walks out to
meet Dr. Channing. It is now time for a demonstration of the shrinking
and enlarging machine.
Nick: Is it tricky?
Gotta get a couple kinks out of that thing, otherwise it flies beautiful.
Oh, ah, sorry for the delay everybody, but strange things can happen
when you're the size of a cocktail weenie. Just ask my son, Nick,
he'll tell you about it. (Messes up Nick's hair)
Nick: (Annoyed) Dad!
Professor, maybe this isn't a good day to demonstrate the shrinking
Oh, nonsense, it's a great day for it. Now, what were we going to
Christy: Bring out the family.
(Alarmed) The family?!
Oh, no, no, no, just their luggage. You see, that's the amount of
luggage that the average family takes on vacation. But now, with the
help of my new, more powerful shrinking machine, all that luggage
is going to fit right comfortably in the palm of my hand.
A family quickly brings their luggage out, drops it, and gets away
from the Professor and his inventions as fast as possible. Szalinski
turns the machine on and it begins to spin around sending the laser
out of control.
(Shrinking Sequence - 1 MB) Female Computerized Voice:
Activation in 15 ... 14 ... (continues countdown)
Szalinski! What's going on?
Everything's under control here.
Are you sure?
Oh, yeah. I just have to reach the ... ow.
I'm trying to give a demonstration here, Szalinski.
There's a switch over here, Nick.
Turn it off!
Nick: Which one?
We'll do something else.
The blue one.
Nick: They're all blue.
The laser hits the right side wall of the stage (in the film) causing
sparks and smoke to go off. Then it hits the left wall in the theater
causing more sparks and smoke. The TV monitor goes black. Dr. Channing
stands in front of the audience reminding them to make sure their safety
goggles are on.
Please make sure that you have your safety goggles firmly secured
on your forehead.
Nick: Dr. Channing! Look out!
The laser beam is now pointed right at Dr. Channing, but Nick pushes
him out of the beam's way while at the same time getting in the way
of the beam. Now, lightning-like sparks fill the screen and Nick along
with the audience shrink through fast moving computer graphics. The
floor and seats bounce as we land adding a very cool effect. Assistants
walk over to inspect the tiny theater and we bounce every time they
make a footstep. All we see are their legs and feet and the vast floor
in front of us.
Male Assistant 1:
Male Assistant 2:
Nick: It's OK. Don't worry everybody. I've been through this
before. Dad! Dad!! We're down here.
Szalinski walks over and drops to the floor shaking us some more. He's
wearing one of his "hands-free" helmet inventions that we
saw in the pre-show. Flicking on a flashlight, he peers through a large
magnifying glass at us.
Everybody OK in there?
Nick: Down here!
Oh, there you are, Nick. Sorry everybody, the machine blew a fuse.
I got some more in my office ... I hope.
Nick: Good luck!
Diane: Wayne, thank goodness you're all right. Is everything
Honey, I shrunk the audience.
Diane: (Drops a hands-free helmet with binoculars on the top
causing an echo) You what?!
I'll be right back.
Diane: Wait, wait, where's Nick?
Nick: Mom! Hey mom! I'm down here! (Diane gasps) I dropped
my snake. I .. I think he might be over there.
Diane faints falling to the floor.
She didn't land on anyone, did she? Don't worry, she'll be fine. Um,
look. Just stay in your seats, ladies and gentlemen, and we'll blow
you up as soon as possible. All right? You know what I mean.
Dr. Channing and an assistant pick her up and carry her out of view.
Nick: Be careful with her. Don't drop her on anything. I should
be used to this by now.
Uh, oh. Here comes trouble!
Adam: Ooo, little people.
Adam comes over with his red and yellow camera and zooms the lens in
closer. He then takes a picture setting off a bright flash and a loud
Nick: You'll blind us! What are you trying to do?! Little
brat. You don't ...
Adam: I'm going to show the little people to mommy.
Adam goes around to the back of the theater, grabs the audience (his
little hands are seen on both sides of the screen) and picks the theater
up. His un-steadiness causes us to bounce up and down.
Nick: Leave the little people. Adam, Adam! Don't pick us up!
Whoa. Adam! Slow down. Whoa! Ad- Put us down!
Easy Adam. Easy.
Nick: Give him the theater. Give him the theater! Adam!
Adam takes us past some assistants and shows us to a cameraman. The
TV monitor next to the cameraman shows us what he is shooting. We can
see a close-up on members of the shrunken audience.
Nick: Put us ... Look, we're on TV! Whoa!! Whoa. Adam. Stop.
Stop. Stand still, Adam. Get my dad. Stop. Turn around.
Christy: Go find Professor Szalinski. Adam, just watch where
you're going, OK?
(Looking at us through binoculars) Oooo!
Adam: Hi, mom. Look what I got.
Diane: (Diane has recovered, but is still sitting on the floor
where she had been laid down.) Adam, you put that theater back where
you found it right now. March young man!
And for goodness sake, don't drop them. All right? On second thought,
Adam, maybe you should just give it to me. All right? Come on Adam.
Just give me the theater.
Nick: Not a good idea, not a good ...
Dr. Channing grabs the theater and tries to pull it away from Adam.
(Lets go) OK, OK, just put it down gently. Put it exactly where it
was, otherwise the exits won't line up. Ah, good. Good boy. Szalinski?
Have you fixed that thing yet?
I think I got it.
The machine fizzles and knocks the lights out again momentarily.
I guess not.
Nick: Oh, no! Gigabyte!! Everybody, stay still. I haven't
fed him yet...
The audience screams when the snake appears and opens its mouth wide
getting ready to bite. You hear Quark, the dog, bark and the snake turns
its head in that direction, then snaps its head back to the audience
(more screams) and then slithers off. Quark comes in (wearing his yellow
safety goggles), looks down at Nick, barks and then chases after the
Way to go, Quark!
Diane: (Stoops down with Adam and laughs) Ya know, Nicky, if
these kinds of things don't stop happening, no one is gonna invite
Nick: Mom, just tell dad to hurry up before one of those Disney
sweeping people comes through.
I fixed the machine! Stand clear everybody.
Diane: Come on, Adam.
Let's hope the power holds out.
He's fixed it! See, I told you everything would be fine. Ha, ha, ha.
Szalinski! This had better work, otherwise the Institute will be ruined.
Think of all those tiny lawsuits.
Nick: Hold on everybody, here we go.
Szalinski points the machine in close at the audience and blows us
up back to normal. Now that the theater is back to normal size, the
exit doors line up (as Dr. Channing asked for) and the "EXIT"
signs light up again. Nick (now back to normal), Diane and Adam all
meet and shake hands/hug.
Nick: Way to go, dad.
(To Adam) Hey there, buddy.
Diane: You did it, honey.
Christy: Nick, you were so brave!
So, it is with great pleasure that I present the Inventor of the Year
Award to Professor Wayne Szalinski. (Audience applauds)
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much. Ya know, when I began tinkering
in my attic just a few years ago ...
Nick, I'm in the middle of my acceptance speech.
Nick: We got a big problem.
Diane: (Gasps) Wayne, you didn't.
Honey, I did. I blew up the dog.
Apparently, while we were being blown up, the dog got in the way and
was blown up too. The gigantic dog comes in and assistants run around
in a panic.
Bring in the curtain! (Dog barks and causes echoes) Quiet! See you
in a bit. Same time next year - with any luck.
Shrink that dog!
Watch out for his tail.
A red curtain is drawn closed, but we can tell there is a lot of commotion
going on on stage because people and the dog are pushing against it
here and there.
That's it. No more pets allowed on Institute property.
Christy: Oh, no!
Help! Call the SPCA! Call the National Guard!
Come here, boy. Come here. Come here, boy.
Sit, sit, no, no, no, don't sit.
Quark has pushed aside the curtain just enough to get his head through.
He sniffs in a few times and then blows a wet sneeze at the audience.
Diane: (Reprimanding) Quark! You know better than that.
Watch out for the cable!!
The original curtain with the Imagination Institute logo starts to
come down to save us from the dog, but it is too late. Quark has now
hit a cable and knocked the lights out. When they come back on, the
curtain is fully down.
Nick: Ew, drool. Get away from me.
Ladies and gentlemen, I think it's safe to remove your safety goggles
now. Please look around you and gather up all your personal belongings
and exit through the doors to the left. Please deposit your safety
goggles in the silver bins as you exit the building and thank you
for joining us today. Bye-bye.
We wipe off the water from the sneeze, gather up our things, and proceed
out the doors to the left. While exiting, we can hear the commotion
continuing backstage. One person is heard asking "Do we have a
rope in the van?" After we toss the 3-D glasses into the bins,
we proceed out into the Journey Into Imagination courtyard where we
can stop by the fountains and watch the perfect streams of water jump
from one spot to the next. Or, if we haven't visited with Dreamfinder
and Figment yet, we can take a Journey
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