Tuesday, September 15, 2009

D23 EXPO Special Report by Andy Castro : The Walt Disney Studios Exhibit



The Walt Disney Studios had a great exhibit at the D23 Expo where guests could see props, sculptures and paintings that were used in the making of upcoming Disney movies. Thanks to Andy Castro's wonderful pics we will have today a closer look to them.

Let's begin by the items related to the Tim Burton's Alice in wonderland.





















Next, the beautiful paintings for Robert Zemeckis "A Christmas Carol". By the way, i just learned today that the movie will have its world premiere on November 3 in London. regent Street, Oxford street and The "City" will be decorated with the colors of the movie. Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins and director Robert Zemeckis will be there for the celebration.

The world premiere will happen at Leicester Square, and for the first time in history, the three Leicester Square theatres will be part of the premiere, with 4000 seats reserved for this memorable event. tickets will be available for everybody so everyone will be able to be part of the premiere. Christmas carols singers ressed in 19th century costumes, snow falls, shows and giant screens will be all around Leicester Square. The premiere will be at the benefit of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.













Here are pictures of three gorgeous painting - in the grand tradition of Peter Ellenshaw matte paintings. For each painting, you have below the "framed" version and the high-res "flat" picture.









My God, they had the genius idea to show Big Ben while it was in construction! I love this one...





Next pictures are about Jerry Bruckheimer's production, Prince of Persia.







This Chinese Dragon was used in the making of The Sorcerer Apprentice.



Animated movies also had their own exhibit, whether it is 2D animation with Princess and the Frog sculptures...

















...or 3D animation with the highly awaited TRON Legacy. Note that all pictures below of the fantastic TRON lightcycle are in high-res.















This last picture will end this article, but Andy and I will be back soon for a last D23 Expo article, and if you love artwork this next one will be fantastic, so don't miss it!


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1 comment:

Matt Hunter Ross said...

Oh WOW - you two have done it again! Thanks so much for the hi-res pics from Xmas Carol - it looks fantastic.

Man, Disney is really turning itself around! They couldn't possibly top themselves after everything they've shown at this event!