Making of Series

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The Making of Series is a series of behind the scenes movies, and film sets, about upcoming or recent Disney Films, all of which became temporary attractions, though each holds the similar theme of telling you about these movies.

Originally, the making of Series was featured as part of the Studio Backlot Tour and later, when it split into two parts, Backstage Pass. Once Backstage Pass was closed, however, it became it's own separate attractions starting with "The Making of the Haunted Mansion."

Most of the attractions were simply called the "Making of..." and the film name, with the exception of the most recent additions, "Journey Into Narnia: The Making of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," and "Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian." Many props shown in these attractions have ended up somewhere on the Studio Backlot Tour.

The basic synopsis of most of these shows were an Introduction by the Director or Producer of the film, followed by entering a recreation of the set, seeing a brief clip of the film, and with some versions, behind the scenes footage, ending with passing by some actual props from the film, for the live action films shown.

"Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian" closed and will open December 6, 2012 as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow debuts Dec. 6, 2012 at Disney's Hollywood Studios, immersing Walt Disney World Resort guests in all the action and adventure of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series. Aspiring pirates will experience the story of Captain Jack Sparrow like never before to discover if they have what it takes to join his jolly crew. State-of-the-art technology brings the swashbuckling world of Captain Jack, from an eerie treasure cove to an epic ship-to-ship battle. The attraction will be included with theme park admission and will be located in Soundstage 4.


[edit] Movies in the Series

[edit] Making of The Lion King


[edit] Making of Pocahontas


[edit] Making of Toy Story

(1995 - 1996)

[edit] Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame


[edit] Making of Evita


[edit] Making of George of the Jungle

(July 1997 - November 1997) George's treehouse was also on display along Residential Street as part of the Studios Backlot Tour.

[edit] Making of Flubber

(November 1997 - January 1998) Guests had the opportunity to see the magic behind the special effects during "Making of Flubber," and afterwards could see the costumes, props and even Professor Brainard's own high-flying T-Bird from the film.

[edit] Making of Armageddon

(June 1998 - June 1999) Guests could explore parts of the set, examine unusual props, and see original costumes from the film. Guests will be awestruck by the film's massive sixteen-wheel, all-terrain vehicle used to navigate the giant asteroid, aptly named the Armadillo. Many of the smaller props can currently be seen within the queue of the Studio Backlot Tour.

[edit] Making of 101 Dalmatians

(January 2000-February 2002)

[edit] Making of the Haunted Mansion Movie

(December 2003-May 2004) Once you enter the building there was a photo gallery on both sides of the wall of various Haunted Mansion photos. A Cast Member is your tour guide, along with video clips and a brief time to explore on your own. The entire presentation lasts about 15 minutes. You enter the lovely Ballroom of Gracey Manor. The organ image was taken directly from the Magic Kingdom's Haunted Mansion attraction. In the movie, they had to portray the mansion/ballroom as it was in the late 1800s and also today.

The video clip features producer Don Hahn explaining some of the "making of" techniques. There are also several costumes from the movie, as well as Haunted Mansion attraction sound effects, such as the bells.

Tombs form the film are featured on the Studio Backlot Tour.

[edit] Journey Into Narnia: The Making of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

(December 2005-January 2008) The attraction went in three parts. Firstly everyone was brought into what looked like a studio set, with the icon Wardrobe from the film in the middle of the room, and a television screen to the side. The television screen would show an introduction from Andrew Adamson, the director of the Narnia Series, inviting you to "step through the Wardrobe for your own Journey Into Narnia."

At that point, the Wardrobe doors would open allowing you to walk through and reveals a beautiful replica of Narnia, including snow covered floor and trees, the single lampost of Narnia, and a large screen which has a view of Narnia, including the White Witch's Castle. Once everyone was inside, Narnia backdrop would disappear and a video would begin playing on the screen.

The video went through two versions. The original version was a brief overview of the introduction of the film, including the White Witch appearing in the same room as you for a brief time, and than continue with clips from the rest of the film. The second version, which appeared shortly after Disney and Walden announced that they would be making the Sequel, "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," would have an even briefer story recap, still using the live White Witch however, but at the end included a few brief glimpses behind the scenes of Caspian, including showing Warwick Davis preparing for his role in the film.

After the video was done, you were led to a smaller studio style room, featuring props used in the film. If you were lucky, as you exited that building, a blanket of snow would start falling upon you, and than you could take a picture in front of a Narnian backdrop right out of the attraction. Some of the props are featured in the Prop Warehouse on the Studio Backlot Tour.

[edit] Journey Into Narnia: Prince Caspian

(June 2008-Present) The introduction is similar to it's predecessor but with the Director talking about Prince Caspian, and the Wardrobe being replaced with the entreance to Aslan's Howe.

The door opens to reveal the broken Stone Table, as seen in both Narnia films, four television screens within the themed walls revealing hieroglyphic-style sketching of a castle, and one large screen in the middle of the room with a hieroglyphic-style Aslan, all lit by a ring of fire, just low enough that you couldn't see the flames, all around the walls. The flames go out and the castle drawings on the screen than transforms into a castle from the film, and than it shows a 15 minute version of the film, giving away just about every major plot point. Only for a brief moment is the large screen in the middle of the room used, and that is when they go through the part where Caspian and Peter are tempted by the White Witch encased in a sheet of ice.

Once the clip is done, all the screens now feature a hieroglyphic style of drawing of Prince Caspian. You are than led to a smaller studio style room, featuring props used in the film.

[edit] The Making of Star Wars

During Star Wars Weekends only. This version has maintained in different locations, and is now called Behind the Force.

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