The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day has a whale of a tale to tell ya’, lads!
Published at: Sept. 21, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic!
My first memory of Disney’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA is as a youngster watching the Disney Channel. Remember when the Disney Channel used to be amazing? It was nothing but old Mickey Mouse cartoons and Disney movies before it was taken over by Miley and turned into a tween girl’s diary.
That could be rose colored glasses… I do remember there being a fair amount of junk on back in my day, too, but still.
Anyway, I remember The Disney Channel would run a little clip reel before they’d start a Disney movie. This clip reel would be mostly Disney feature cartoon and some live-action stuff, but the part I always looked forward to was the footage of the giant squid attack from 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA.
That night time attack really had an impact on me as a kid.
Today’s picture is of that scene, but slightly different than you might remember. Director Richard Fleischer originally shot the scene as a daylight attack in a calm sea, which made the squid look super fake and the action lackluster. The studio demanded a reshoot and we ended up with the night time squid attack during a howler of a storm, the scene that really captivated me as a kid.
The below pic was taken during the first run at this scene and features the great James Mason as Captain Nemo. Oh, and a giant squid. So, yeah. Dynamic pic!
Make sure to click it for the bigger version! Enjoy!
If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here.
Apologies for posting this a little late in the day. I can’t even blame Fantastic Fest for it yet (that craziness doesn’t begin until tomorrow), but I will blame The Social Network. I had three interviews for it today and the big AICN screening, so I was away from the computer. Hopefully the pic was worth the wait!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic features a man in suit! Man in suit!
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