Inside Look at Destination: Atlantis
Page 2 - Whitmore's Library
touring the entrance aquarium exhibits for Destination:
Atlantis the next stop is Whitmore's Library. The purpose
of Whitmore's Library is to give visitors a behind the
scenes look at Atlantis: The Lost Empire, including
the ability to view actual collections that inspired the
collections shown on this page were all part of an in-house
museum located in the Disney Animation building where
animators would go for inspiration and reference.
The centerpiece in Whitmore's Library is a replica model
of the Ulysses that you can walk around and study. The
Ulysses was designed by Matt Codd with technical design
details by Jim Martin. It was modeled by Greg Aronowitz.
This specific model was also used to build the digital
model that was used in the movie's complex action scenes.
room is also full of displays dedicated to each character
in the movie:
1997, the Atlantis Creative Team (for the animated movie)
traveled to Washington D.C. to visit several museums and
private collections. It was the goal of Producer Don Hahn
to capture the feeling of 1914 for the movie. So the Atlantis
Creative Team not only viewed early 1900 military machines
and artifacts from historic expeditions, but it also arranged
to have private collections loaned to Disney for inspiration
in creating the movie. The private collections first went
to the Disney Animation building where animators could
reference them. After the movie was complete, the collections
went to the Destination: Atlantis exhibit (as shown above)
next to the El Capitan Theatre, where the public can view
them. After the exhibit ends on July 15, 2001, the collections
will be returned to their owners.
An exhibit for The Shepherd's Journal - a major element
in the movie. No, The Shepherd's Journal did not exist
in real life.
Library also contains detailed information on current
expeditions, in real life, taking place to find the fabled
city of Atlantis.
Here to Continue Your Destination: Atlantis Tour
The next page takes you into the Main Floor Interactive
Area (The Vortex)
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to Atlantis: The Lost Empire Features Page
to "Atlantis is Waiting" dFX Movie Site Front
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Destination: Atlantis pictures were taken by Joe Tracy
and published here with the permission of Disney. Images
are ©2001 Digital Media FX magazine and may not be
republished or reused.