Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Plectu's Fantastic Galactic Revue, the "Disney decade" project that never was



"Plectu's Fantastic Galactic Revue" was part of the new attraction/show announced in 1990's famous "Disney decade" project. Supposed to replace the Carousel of Progress at WDW, it was, unfortunately, never built. The renderings of this "Plectu's" project are extremely rare, but here is one showing how the exterior would have looked. Let's thanks Mark Taft from the excellent Insight and Sounds blog who had the good idea to take the picture of the artwork in 1990 at Disneyland.

In one of his famous "Why for?" articles published in 2004, Jim Hill described the building exterior theming as "Like someone had brought the Mothership from "Close Encounters of a Third Kind" in for a three-point landing in the heart of Tomorrowland", and when we look at the artwork, the least we can say is that Jim's description was right!

To know more how this "singing audio-animatronics aliens" and their "outer-space musical-variety revue" would have been - if WDI succeed to have the green light from Michael Eisner - which they never had, i suggest you to have a look at Jim's article HERE

Artwork: copyright Walt Disney Enterprises

7 comments:

berto xxx said...

such a nice blog.


berto xxx

Mark Taft said...

That cool piece of artwork is a photo I took at Disneyland in the late 80s/early 90s I think. Check out my original post: http://insightsandsounds.blogspot.com/2008/03/calling-occupants-of-interplanetary.html
Glad I could help! :)

Alain Littaye said...

Mark, i am glad you left a comment! Sometime i find picture on the web, and months later i don't remember where i've found them and can't give the right credit! I just add a link to your blog in the text above. Thanks again!

Mark Taft said...

Thank you, Alain. Sometimes, my memory fails me as well! Always glad to help out.

Mark Taft said...

I forgot to say that I took this photograph at Disneyland. It was posted outside the Carousel/America Sings building.

Amy said...

It looks cool, but I'm very glad it didn't displace the Carousel of Progress at WDW.

Matt Ross said...

I totally agree with Amy - at least it's one thing to thank Eisner for (keeping his finger off the trigger)!