Sonny Eclipse is an audio-animatronic singer, who plays an astro-organ found exclusively in Walt Disney World. More specifically, he is found in the restaurant Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom.
Sonny Eclipse is a Zorkie musician from the city of Yew Nork on the planet Zork, where life primarily lived underground to avoid the methane clouds on the surface. The entertainment capital of his planet, Sonny's Yew Nork upbringing lead him into the music business and he began touring around the galaxy.
After he lost his backup singers during a gig on Mars, he met the invisible Space Angels who have accompanied him ever since. He then found a nice long-term gig to serve as the in-house musician at the Starlight Lounge in Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe's first Earth franchise restaurant in Tomorrowland.
Sonny has a relaxed comical demeanor, dishing out puns between his tracks, and a romantic side, with songs celebrating the beauty of the Earth and a love song for his six-eyed girlfriend.
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
Sonny provides jazz music for the guests in the Starlight Lounge on his Amazing Astro-Organ while they eat, with backing vocals provided by the Space Angels, a group of invisible alien singers. His whole audio loop is roughly 25 minutes.
Sonny Eclipse's setlist consists of eight songs, written by George Wilkins and Kevin Rafferty. These songs include:
- "My Name is Sonny Eclipse", his personal theme song
- "Out in Space", a ballad about the Earth's beauty
- "Hello Space Angels"
- "Gravity Blues"
- "Starlight Soup and Salad", about the restaurant's menu
- "Bright Little Star", a love song
- "Planetary Boogie"
- "Yew Nork, Yew Nork"
Sonny is mentioned by his agent Johnny Jupiter over the phone of the Metrophone.
- Singer and song-writer Kal David is the voice of Sonny Eclipse.
- In a 2013 interview, David stated he has never gotten a chance to see Sonny Eclipse perform live at Walt Disney World.
- Sonny's mold was previously used for another animatronic character, Captain Zzzyxxx in Tokyo Disneyland's Star Tours exit corridor. The two are identified as being cousins with one another.
- Due to this it is very possible Sonny exists in some version of the Star Wars universe.