HAUNTED MANSION TOUR
DoomBuggies.Com got a tour recently of the set of The Haunted Mansion.
We proceeded to enter the wardrobe area, headed by costume designer Mona May (Clueless, Stuart Little 2). She explained a bit about some of her creations and treated us to a look at the infamous bride's dress as well as some of the other character costumes, some simple and some exceedingly elaborate. We noticed many familiar costumes from the Haunted Mansion attraction, and a few new 'friends' as well. There were tables spread with costume sketches and photos, and dressmaker dummies modeled a few of the more detailed costumes. As we were examining the costumes, we were joined by producer Don Hahn, whose credits include 'The Lion King' (producer), 'Beauty and the Beast' (producer), 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' (associate producer) and 'The Emperor's New Groove' (executive producer), among other Disney classics. Introductions were made, and Don took over for the remainder of the tour.
He demonstrated one of the film's visual costuming effects, explaining that it was a new special effect created for this film. Without saying exactly what it is, I will say it was quite effective, even to the naked eye. We then moved to the special effects makeup and general character makeup area, where we were treated to effects makeup artist Rick Baker's (Planet of the Apes, The Ring, The Hulk) creature and makeup designs, photographed as modeled by the actors as well as Rick himself. Viewing the designs and photos, I was reminded of just why this man has no less than six Oscars for his work. Some of the creations and creatures he has produced for this film are amazing and very clever.
Courtesy of Coming Soon