Join us as we honor the film’s legendary production designer Harper Goff, a 2013 ADG Hall of Fame Inductee, for his major design contributions to this and many other highly influential motion picture and themed-design endeavors. If Walt Disney was the first Imagineer, then Harper Goff was the second, and he was the first designer to be entrusted with the envisioning of Disneyland. Harper Goff was honored with the title of Disney Legend in 1993.
The program begins with a presentation on the film’s art direction moderated by production designer Thomas A. Walsh. A Q&A exploring Goff’s legacy and talents will follow the screening with the following panelists:
Marty Sklar, The Walt Disney Company’s International Ambassador for Disney Imagineering and Former Vice-Chairman of WDC
Tony Baxter, former Senior Vice President of Creative Development in Walt Disney Imagineering
Harrison Ellenshaw, former head of Disney Studio's effects department and matte/visual effects artist for STAR WARS (1977) and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980), TRON (1982), and DICK TRACY (1990)
Stephen Berger, Production and Theme-park Designer, Art Director, Set Designer and collaborator with Harper Goff on FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966).
ADG Film Society co-chair and production designer Thomas A. Walsh will moderate the panel discussion.
“The production design in 20,000 Leagues is unforgettable,” says Walsh. “Harper Goff’s visual influence on countless generations of young designers, film-goers and science fiction fans is undeniable. He was a production designer, illustrator, sketch artist, set designer, musician and raconteur. A 'World Builder' long before the term was created, Goff was a unique soul, one who inspired all those that had the good fortune to be touched and influenced by his modest gift of genius. Harper Goff unknowingly envisioned and influenced Steampunk long before it had a name or became a movement, one that celebrates retro-Victorian industrial design."