Monday, December 6, 2010

Project Review: WDI- Tarzan Project

A first pass blocking model roughed out for the framework of the Roller coaster I skinned in a Tarzan Theme.

The Tarzan Design version 1.0; you can see the base camp used throughout the Queue Line Design below the coaster and tree house Icon.


A Side elevation of the Design 1.5 Modified a bit from the above sketch.

Tarzan Coaster Designs.

Client: Walt Disney Imagineering.
Art Director: Myself.
Project Date: Summer 1998.

While working at WDI in the 90's I was on the Paris team for about a year working on various projects. I was the chief show designer on a "E" ticket high dollar attraction to be placed in Adventureland in Paris a Roller Coaster clad to look like a jungle ride.

As a "Part II" to this design exercise I was asked to do a version based on the upcoming new Feature Animation Tarzan. I did a few sketches you can see above. The Tarzan overlay was scrapped and we did some work on the Swiss Family Robinson Tree in Anaheim instead.

Cheers, THOM

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this! Do you have any other Disneyland Paris related artwork?

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  2. Yes!
    Search my site with "WDI" ,or use the theme park tag on the right....

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  3. Very nice - thanks for sharing.

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