Tuesday, October 2, 2007

EPCOT 25TH ANNIVERSARY - a special celebration - Original Spaceship Earth Artwork

In tribute to Epcot 25th celebration, here is the first part of a series of articles about the original artwork.
In this part one we will have a closer look to the original renderings for Epcot icon: Spaceship Earth.

We begin by this Herb Ryman painting showing the exterior above.

Next are some artwork for the cro-magnon cave sequence.

Strangely, it seems that a scene with dinosaurs was considered before being cancelled.

Here is the rendering of the egyptian temple sequence.

This one is for the Phenician scene.

Three renderings , now, for the Gutenberg press scene.

Artwork for the Michelangelo - Sixtine chapel scene.

Two artwork for a scene called "the age of invention"

The model for the telephone-telegraph scene of the "age of invention"

Let's end with three artwork for the outer space "planetarium" sequence as it was envisioned at the beginning

All artwork: copyright Disney enterprises


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

If I remember right, the dinosaurs were from Ray Bradbury's original concepts for the ride with the narration basically stating that their extinction paved the way for us.

Anonymous said...

I'd venture to guess that the dinosaur scenes were for the Universe of Energy, especially the scene with the Stegosaurus and the Tyrannosaurus, which is in the ride.