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The Monster Sound Show opened at the Disney MGM Studios on May 1st 1989, sponsored by Sony. It has now been replaced by the ABC Sound Show.
The pre-show film starring David Letterman was shown outside the theatre in the queueing area, and gave a humorous idea of what was to follow.
Once inside the 270-seat theatre four members of the audience were volunteered to add the sound effects for a short comedy film in which a deranged butler played by Martin Short attempted to kill an insurance salesman, played by Chevy Chase. Typical sound effects included Thunder, creaking doors, breaking glass, rain, etc.
The short film was shown three times in all - the first showing was the original, the second, where the audience members attepmt to add the sound effects, and the third showing was the result of the additions.
Overall the whole show lasted for 15 minutes, and featured loads of the sound-effects gadgets created by sound master Jimmy Macdonald who worked for 45 years witht he Walt Disney Studios in California.
After the main performance, other guests could try their hand at adding sound effects to classic movies in the Soundworks postshow area.