Walt Disney Archives
In a constant effort to keep pace with time and progress, Disney Imagineers replaced Tomorrowland's Flight to the Moon attraction with an exciting rocket trip to and around the mysterious red planet.
It took more than 650 Walt Disney Imagineers more than 350,000 hours (that equals about 40 years of time) to develop Mission: SPACE. And there were just as many decisions — some big, some bigger — to be made.
With the film Mars and Beyond, in Disney's finest contemporary style, the sound scientific speculations of the universe are intriguingly probed.
George Walsh, who lent his voice to numerous narrations for Disney, voiced Mr. Johnson in Mission to the Moon, and later, Mission to Mars.
Fascinated by the visual energy of America — the images of jazz, rock, cinema, science-fiction and the West — artist Jean ("Moebius") Giraud has sketched some of the world's finest comic art.
In 1976 he stretched a $10,000 American Film Institute grant into a multi-million dollar animated film. Today, Steve Lisberger is the guiding creative force behind "TRON," a motion picture that is not only unconventional, but the first of its kind.
Long a fan of the mythic heroes of the Old West, Bruce Boxleitner finds himself playing the hero in a different kind of mythology. He is a computer programmer fighting to save his electronic world in Walt Disney Productions' futuristic adventure, "TRON."
He is known as Jack the Ripper (Time After Time) or the Nazi Heydrick (in televison's Holocaust) or as the Evil Genius in director Terry Gilliam's (of Monty Python) Time Bandits. Which is why English actor David Warner's true personality comes as such a surprise.
The animal cast for Walt Disney's elaborate Panavision-Technicolor classic, Swiss Family Robinson, holds the record for variety, at least.
The number of day-to-day details and the incredible amount of behind the scenes activities which take place during the filming of a major motion picture, were never more clearly demonstrated than in the filming of Walt Disney's powerful Technicolor production, Pollyanna.