Monday, June 11, 2007

A Picture Is Worth 999 Words

Greetings Ghost Fans,

I know I have been focusing on Walt Disney World's Haunted Mansion here lately quite a bit. Since I came back, I have a lot of brand new information about it and with its rehab, I am posting on a few things that most likely won't be there when it returns in September. However, new information about the Disneyland Haunted Mansion is arising and I will be making more posts along those lines eventually.

This week, we take a gander at the Sinister 11. It is said that the portraits have been removed and a new scene, which is similar is taking its place during this rehab. All of the portraits feature something interesting. Many characters were leftover changing portrait concepts that were unused. One painting featured our Ghost Host, another the Mariner from an old sub-plot, and others just feature characters inspired by concept art of ghosts.

One portrait, which features a woman standing behind her seated husband was to be a changing portrait featuring the wife choking her husband. While this is interesting, there appears to be something MUCH MORE interesting lurking in the background of their Victorian setting. There is a vase with a plant but also a painting on the wall. What is this painting you ask?

Its a landscape of a fammiliar old house. The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion. There is some speculation as to what is being seen, wether it truly is the WDW Haunted Mansion, but if you look closely, the tower is defined, the dome on the top is very similar, you can even see the concrete railing outside of the conservatory with urns on top. Some even speculate that Tom Sawyers Island is visible on the left side of the painting with the river. What is also interesting is that it is VERY similar in style of Sam McKim's painting of a Ken Anderson concept of the Disneyland Haunted Mansion from 1958.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a nice piece in its own right. Might be fun to see if it's based on WDW HM exterior concept art.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Very spooky.

Thanks for another great post!

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just realized something!
The husband's hands looks like they're in a choking position already. That's an awesome detail.

8:22 AM  

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