Production History



Walt Disney on the set - thursday, october 28, 1966
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// OCTOBER 27, 1966

Walt Disney's "E.P.C.O.T / Florida Film" is a 24 minute preview to E.P.C.O.T that Walt recorded on October 27, 1966 - just a few weeks before his death. With help from models, concept art and animation, he outlined, for the media and interest groups, his plans for the Florida Project - Disney World and especially the details for E.P.C.O.T.  This film was shown only to those limited groups in 1967 and on very very few occasion ever since. 

This movie is a great Disney landmark since it's the last movie of Walt Disney alive and since its content is Walt Disney's last and unbuilt dream: E.P.C.O.T

The film was written by Disney legend and imagineer Marty Sklar. Work on the script begun during the summer of 1966 and progressed through September 1966 as it can be seen in this internal memo from September 7, 1966:

E.P.C.O.T film first draft memo featuring notes by Walt Disney. September 7, 1966.
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E.P.C.O.T film first draft memo featuring notes by Walt Disney. September 7, 1966.
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E.P.C.O.T film first draft memo featuring notes by Walt Disney. September 7, 1966.
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The script for the voice-over was approved after filming by Walt Disney ("ok, go ahead") November 8, 1966, as seen in this never before seen internal memo from Walt Disney Productions:

E.P.C.O.T film voice-over approval by Walt Disney. November 6, 1966.
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Below is one the production call sheet of the Epcot film for the October 27, 1966 shooting of Walt Disney's "leadins" opening and closing remarks. The shooting was planned from 8h00 AM to 6h42 PM and the movie was directed by Art Vitarelli. A real piece of Disney history for you to enjoy.

E.P.C.O.T film production sheet, page 1/2
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E.P.C.O.T film production sheet, page 2/2
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Walt filming his introduction to E.P.C.O.T film, 1966.
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Walt Disney during the shooting of the various scenes, 1966
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Before the shooting of the film, Marty Sklar's script was broke down into a visual storyboard
by director Ham Luske and Art Director Mac Stewart.
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