Fun Find Friday
June 19, 2015
Location: Wonders of Life, EPCOT Center (Retired)
Last night I had the chance to watch Disney and
Pixar's newest film, Inside Out. The film, which takes place inside
the brain of an 11 year old girl reminded me in concept of my
favorite Epcot attraction of all time, Cranium Command.
Cranium Command had guests literally go inside the
brain of a 12 year old boy. However, before the actual show, guests
were treated to one of the most amazing preshows Disney has ever put
out. The preshow focuses around General Knowledge who assigns
recruits to work inside of different heads. It's at the start of the
preshow where our Fun Find Friday comes into play this week.
The attraction, which was released in 1989, was a
test run of sorts for Disney. While searching for a team of
directors for the 1991 Academy Award Nominated film, Beauty and the
Beast, they gave two rather new animators, Gary Trousdale and Kirk
Wise, a chance at directing the Cranium Command preshow.
When the new recruits first enter the room where all
of the heads are located, the first two heads we see are rather
unique. They belong to none other than Gary Trousdale (on the right)
and Kirk Wise (on the left)!
The two would go on to direct Hunchback of Notre
Dame and Atlantis: The Lost Empire together as well!
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