Last week, former Imagineer Eddie Sotto talked about his work for the proposed-but-never-built Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland that was to be called Sci-Fi City. Today, he talks about working with George Lucas on Disneyland's Tomorrowland and how Horizons became Mission: SPACE.
His aunt, Marilyn Sotto, was a costume illustrator and designer who worked for Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and, for two decades, the Walt Disney Company.
She designed costuming for Euro Disneyland and then relocated with her husband John to Florida to design Walt Disney World parade costumes, resort and cruise ship attire, Super Bowl spectacles, and more, eventually becoming Senior Costume Designer. A high point for her was researching ancient costuming for the rehab of the audio-animatronics characters in Spaceship Earth.