A Disney MGM Studios celebration - Part One - original artwork
Remember the Epcot original artwork series of articles i did recently? Well, the same day i was at WDW photo library during the 25th anniversary press event, i also had the good idea to ask them some material about the Disney MGM Studios - which they delivered to me after approval of WDW Imagineering. Now, with the digital era we are living in i'm not sure it will still be possible to have access to the photo library, but in those days of the end of the 90's, everybody was still using slides...
So, here is the part one of this Disney MGM Studios celebration, with lot of original artwork, and probably many that you will see for the first time. The first one below is of course a park overview, without the Sunset Boulevard which will be added later.
Next one is another one showing the whole park, from a different angle, and probably an early concept...
...just like this one, showing the soundstage and support buildings.
This one show the Hollywood Boulevard...
And on this one we can see a "Pooh Hollywood corner"...was the shop really built? I'm not sure, but tell me if i'm wrong...
This next one is a bird eye view of the Indiana Jones epic stunt spectacular building.
And this rendering show the final explosion scene.
Now, here are some interesting renderings, as i think - once again, please correct me if my wrong - that they're showing never realised attractions. And the one below show a kind of "filming tour" where guests would have been able to look behind windows to the real shooting of a movie - just like in the animation tour you were able to watch Disney artists working.
Here is another one, probably from the same concept.
Does anyone know to which attraction this next one is related - it seems to be the shooting of a tv show...
As well as this one, maybe the preshow of the one above...
The caption on the slide for the one below is: "Sounds effects theatre"
This one is for the Tram Tour on the New York street.
And here are three renderings for the Catastrophe canyon scene.
Next, is a rendering for the Honey i shrunk the kids playground.
And here is a picture of the model, with two WDI imagineers...
And another photo, shot during the making of the HISTK playground.
This last rendering is also related to an attraction based on the Honey i shrunk the kids movie, and i don't remember if it was finally built or not...i think it was - or is it not? Anybody knows?
Don't miss the part two coming soon, with a tribute to the Great Movie ride and the Chinese Theater replica!
All artwork: copyright Disney Enterprises Inc
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