Monday, May 9, 2011

Priceless film

This is a great video for early Horizons footage. It starts out as a 1978 film but the portion on Horizons is from a later film.



At 2:35 Horizons steals the show with it's amazingly corny song. Glad it didn't make the cut.

At 2:59 There's a sweet shot of an early version of the Diving Class scene. Underwater safety is no joke.

At 3:05 A dolphin would have been cool near Sea Castle but our seal friend did just fine. Look to the right of this frame. "swimming" Audio-Animatronic figures?! Was that replaced by the film clip of the diving class? I would gave rather seen AA's.

At 3:45 Paul Torrigino lending his incredible artistic skill to a model of the France Pavilion.

I would love to see all of the Horizons concept art and models.

4 comments:

  1. Awesome clip. I'm pretty sure that video was discovered in a hatch by John Locke. It has Dharma Initiative written all over it...ha!

    BTW, if you want to see the full video that the Horizons bit is from, you can check it out here:

    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Amh4wmi7OCA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZhPt7ievyc

    Also, there are 4 demos of the original Horizons theme song in the video floating around that I can share if anyone wants 'em. They include the first part of the song ('there is time, there is space, etc..') but not the second part where it gets super creepy/weird.

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  2. First of all, all EPCOT Center music, used or not, is delectable. Second, Card Walker is a stud.

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  3. Corny can be good - producing sincere, high-quality corn has been one of the things Disney does best!

    Great film.

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