Monday, February 15, 2010

A Selection of Disneyland Artwork



The artwork article of the week is all about early Disneyland concept-arts and don't go away before the end of the article as i will tell you how you can get some great prints of these rare WDI renderings at affordable price.

Above, a great 1960's concept art of Disneyland's Tomorrowland. The artwork below shows the Jungle Cruise and Swiss Robinson Tree and was used for the attraction poster.



The next artwork is a rare Marc Davis rendering for a Jungle Cruise scene.



Below, a great painting for Disneyland's Tahitian Terrace.



The next rendering show, of course, Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.



Below, a less known concept-art for Disneyland's Matterhorn.



This next artwork shows Mr Toad's Toad Hall and i think it was used too for Disneyland Paris Toad restaurant.



Below, a great John Hench painting for Disneyland's Carousel of Progress.



And this last artwork show the Adventure through Inner Space extinct attraction with the famous mighty microscope and the People Mover going through the building.



Now, the good news is that most of these concept-arts are available right now on Ebay as some Ebay sellers - not me - are currently selling great prints of all these artworks with dimensions, for some of them, up to 32 x 40 inches! All the pictures of this article are coming from these auctions and this is why they're not today in high-res as usual. But the Ebay prices for these prints looks extremely reasonable and if you're interested you can make your choice HERE - or go to www.ebay.com and type "Disneyland concept art" as keywords.


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All pictures: copyright Disney - WED Enterprises


8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which came first, the rendering or the attraction. In the case of Toad Hall at Disneyland's New Fantasyland, I developed finished architectural elevations of the exterior and interior, and then a model from pictures from the animation cells. My elevations were pasted on the model. This rendering was done after, using my working model of the Final Toad Hall concept. The Mad Hatter Shop in the left rear was done at this time also.

Anonymous said...

The Toad Hall rendering was for the 1983 re-do of Fantasyland. I do remember that the smoke-stacks had puffs of steam coming from them when it re-opened. A nice effect!

Mark Hickson

Marco Antonio Garcia- São Paulo, Brazil. said...

The problem is that most of these sellers do not ship international.

A Great article anyway!

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Nice post and thanks for sharing. This artwork really incredible! I'm not a big fan of Artwork however I really adore this Artwork because it is my favorite place. All scenes do you capture are really looking good.

Best Regards,

Dean Brinkerhoff said...

It's actually Mighty MICROSCOPE, not TELOSCOPE.

Max Miller Dowdle said...

Hello, I'm just wondering, who was the artist that made the rendering of Tomorrowland at the very top? Thanks

Alain Littaye said...

I would say, probably Disney Legend John Hench.

Max Miller Dowdle said...

I don't know. Something seems just a bit different than the Hench drawings I've seen. Hench has a way of simplifying his people that the artist of the Tomorrowland concept didn't do. Hmmm, not sure about that answer, but thanks!