In order to get more bang for their buck, Sonny's animatronic was made from a model of Captain ZZZYXX, from the Star Tours attraction at Tokyo Disneyland. The captain is a Zorkie, like Sonny, and is indeed Sonny's cousin. Unlike Sonny who is from Yew Nork City...ZZZYXX is from Joo Nerzey.
Captain ZZZYXX is a baggage screener at Star Tours:
So, sure...he isn't a charmer like his cousin, but ZZZZYXX is doing a darn good job keeping Star Tours safe! Thanks to our friend on twitter @Q_GS for inspiring this post. Finding decent video of this guys is NOT EASY. :)