Not too long ago, we showed you how the original computer graphics (CG) models from the actual films helped produce the Toy Story Definitive Collection from Thinkway Toys. Today, we’re going to take a look at the same type of technology being used for an entirely different purpose: bringing Pixie Hollow to life at the 2009 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
One of the bonus features you’ll find on both the Blu-ray and DVD editions of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (October 27, 2009) is a featurette titled Backstage Disney: Pixie Hollow Comes to Walt Disney World. Hosted by film director Klay Hall and producer Sean Lurie, the featurette talks about and shows the creation process of the Pixie Hollow garden, from concept to the dedication ceremony. We are pleased to bring you just a clip from the featurette (which clocks in at about 18m, 19s) in which topiary specialist Renee Worrell talks about the process of bringing the stars of the film to life in topiary form.
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For those of you who were unable to attend the 2009 Epcot International & Flower Garden Festival, we’d also like to share with you a gallery of our own photos from the Pixie Hollow garden. All photos © Stitch Kingdom and Brad K. All Rights Reserved.
And don’t forget, we’re celebration the upcoming release of Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure all month long with Tinktober with your chance to win your very own copy of the movie on Disney Blu-ray and DVD combo pack with more contests on the way!