Monday, May 18, 2009
This first image kind of cracks me up. Walt has somewhat of a pasted on smile, holding a teacher’s pointing stick. You can almost hear Ben Stein’s “Bueller....Bueller...Bueller...”. Walt obviously wants to make sure everyone is paying attention before he describes the concept art located on the wall behind him. The Herb Ryman painting of the castle in the upper left hand corner shows the back of the castle, which was intially intended to be the front. Compare with this shot from 1957 and you’ll see what I mean.
Although I don’t have color versions, I do have bw of the 2 Frontierland concept art pieces shown on the left of the first photo:
And here is the previously posted Carrousel concept art shown in the middle above Walt’s head:
So far, I do not have any of the JC concept stuff, so you’ll just have to be satisfied with the Tomorrowland art shown in the lower right-hand corner:
The Tomorrowland images are about the only ones that just really don’t match what was finally constructed, which makes sense since TLand was the last one to be built after the majority of the money spent had already gone to all of the other lands.
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