Dr. Nigel Channing is the chairman of the Imagination Institute and host of an 'Inventor of the Year' awards show in the 3D film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, and the second version of the Journey Into Imagination ride at Epcot.

In 1999, Channing appeared in the controversial revamp of the Journey Into Imagination, replacing Figment and Dreamfinder as the host. Due to outcry from the public, Figment was reinstated into the ride as a main character, alongside Channing.