Sunday, August 20, 2006

14 years later and still going strong

In the 1960's, Marc Davis pioneered many favorite scenes for the attractions that we love today. Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion to name a few. However, his work did not stop there. He continued on with various other shows, America Sings, Indiana Jones, etc. But along the way, he had a large involvement with the development of Tokyo Disneyland.

Tokyo Disneyland sports its own Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean, but in the 80's, Disney decided to try and plus their classic attractions. While pirates seemed to be very similar with its pluses to the Disneyland version, The Haunted Mansion was a largely different rendition.

Marc Davis created many new concepts for the mansion, some that were vastly different than what is in there today.

One concept was for a themed load area that featured a few portraits as well as a large spider chandelier.

Another concept featured an unload area crypt similar to what you would find in Disneyland, but with mechanisms that almost make them like the Corridor of Doors, where various forces push out the plates to a soundtrack of moans.


Blogger swarlock said...

This is sweet looking art from The Late Mr. Davis. :)

6:22 PM  

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