Saturday, September 22, 2012

EPCOT 30TH Anniversary Celebration - Spaceship Earth Original Artwork

In tribute to Epcot 30th celebration, here is a series of articles with Epcot's WDI original artwork. In this part one we will have a closer look to the original renderings for Epcot icon: Spaceship Earth. Mot of the renderings below were done by artist/illustrator Claudio Mazzoli, except the rendering on the top which was done by Herb Ryman.

We begin by this Herb Ryman painting showing the exterior of Spaceship Earth. 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

More Epcot original artwork coming soon! In the meantime, those of you who like WDI renderings will be happy to know that you can find 250 gorgeous WDI artwork in the Disneyland Paris, From Sketch to Reality book which has until September 30 a great special offer!

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All artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises


Anonymous said...

Do you know if that Herb Ryman image of Spaceship Earth is available as a print anywhere?

Alain Littaye said...

If you're talking about the top picture it WAS printed and released a looong time ago by Disney in a huge and gorgeous size - not far from 2 meters large. I have a friend who have it and it looks absolutely stunning. I don't think he wants to sell it but if you're interested i can ask him. But considering it was a limited collector print it might be expensive...