Saturday, October 13, 2007
In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the part five of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part three we will have a closer look to the original renderings for the Journey into Imagination pavillion. As always, click on each picture to see them in big size.
The first one above - as the one below - show the exterior architecture of the pavillion, by daylight.
Here is a close shot on the pavillion.
Here is a rare first concept for the ride itself - i am talking, of course, of the first version of the ride.
This one show the beloved Figment character. I have to add that i always loved this Tony Baxter ride! Like many of you, i am still wondering why the hell they decided to change it!?!
This next original concept art is interesting - i don't remember that scene in the ride...but may be i'm wrong...
This rendering show the stepping stones in the former image works post show.
The slide caption for this one below is "the arts".
The two next pictures are not renderings, but photo of the WDI model of the Journey into Imagination pavillion.
All artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the part four of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part three we will have a closer look to the original renderings for The Land pavillion. As always, click on each picture to see them in big size.
The first one above show the exterior architecture of the pavillion, by daylight.
The two next pictures are related to scenes of the boat ride.
This next one is interesting: it is still in relation with what guests can see in the second part of the boat ride, but it seems that a walk-through - instead of a "boat-through" was envisioned in the early concept.
This next artwork show the pavillion and the Land area at night.
And this one is a close shot on the pavillion itself.
All Artwork: copyright Disney enterprises.
In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the part three of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part three we will have a closer look to the original renderings for the Communicore area. As always, click on each picture to see them in big size.
Communicore? Yes, for those of you who were too young to knew it, this is how was called the area where stands now "Innoventions". And, of course, it was a totally different concept.
The main entrance to Communicore was when you exit Spaceship Earth, here is above the first concept artwork.
Here is another great one. I don't remember the final result looking like this , but i may be wrong.
Two other rendering for the "inside"
And this one below show what was called the Communicore Forum. Last time i walk through Communicore was in the early 1990's, so i must admit that i don't remember it very well. In fact, i don't remember this Communicore Forum, but may be some of you do.
Here is another artwork, obviously showing an area where guests could experiment....but what? I feel really embarassed to don't be able to give you more details , but any of you who can, please let us know in the "comments"
Some of you who really like the previous Living Seas original artwork , and amazed to see most of the renderings for the first time asked me where did i get them.
Well, here is the whole and real story.
All the artwork you can see is coming from slides that were released to me by WDW photo library. I was invited for WDW 25th anniversary 10 years ago, and at that time, journalist could ask to make a choice of picture at WDW photo library. This was before the "digital" age, as now they simply provide press photo cd. Anyway, so, i went there, and, because i always loved artwork, i asked for , um, quite a few of them. I didn't came back to France with the slides - which, by the way, are never the "original" slides but good copy made from the original . The reason was mainly because of my artwork choice - the photo library had to ask WDW Imagineering dept the okay to release them. Finally, one month or so later, i received all the slides i asked! Recently, i found them back and i thought that Epcot 25th celebration would be the right time to do articles with them. I'm pretty sure you willagree with me!
All Artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the part two of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part two we will have a closer look to the original renderings for Epcot Living Seas pavillion, the very first version, not the one with Nemo.
As you will see, the artwork is beautiful. I don't know the name of the WDI artist who did this artwork, but most of them looks really like the Tim Delaney style. If anyone knows the name of the artist who did this artwork, thanks to let me know!
Also, i will try to present the renderings in the "chronological order" of the scenes, but i may do some mistake, so, sorry if it's the case! As always, click on each picture to see them in big size.
Okay, there is 27 different renderings for the living seas, and here we go!
The first one above show the whole pavillion
And the next one show the entrance
Here is a first concept for the attraction which looks great!
And here is another one preliminary concept , just as great!
This is the artwork for the preshow queue decor
And for some pre-show decor painting
This one show the inside of the famous "Hydrolator"
Here is a great one showing the sea cabs
This scene show the guests riding in the sea cabs
Guests are now unloading the sea cabs
...And arrive to Sea Base Alpha !
Here is a view from "outside" . I don't think the divers ever dress as futuristic as they look here - not to mention the submarine vehicle...
Here is another version of that scene
And a close shot on the diver
Let's come back in Sea Base Alpha
...and his hydrolators
...as well as the divers show
This one show the Pacific coastal ecosystem area
And this one the robot Jason
Here is one involving sharks
This is the artwotk for the "scuba tube" scene
And a close shot on the "diver"
Here is a different version for that scene
It seems that a "show" was envisioned with king Neptune
A close shot on Neptune's face
Let's not forget the great coral reef restaurant
And the final one will take you in the VIP lounge!
More Epcot original artwork coming soon in the next article!
All artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises