By Lynne Drake, Walt Disney Archives
The 39th Academy Awards were held on April 10, 1967, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The 20th Century Fox film, Fantastic Voyage (1966), was shot in CinemaScope Color and won the night’s top prize for Art Direction (Color). Art direction for the film was overseen by Jack Martin Smith and Dale Hennesy, with set decoration by Walter M. Scott and Stuart A. Reiss.
The sci-fi fantasy epic also won the category for Best Special Visual Effects (Art Cruickshank) and was recognized that year with nominations in Cinematography (Color) (Ernest Laszlo), Film Editing (William B. Murphy), as well as Sound Effects (Walter Rossi).
In honor of this fantastical and award-winning heritage, please enjoy a special look at concept art and sets from Fantastic Voyage.