In 1967, Irwin Allen prepared an 8 minute presentation reel for Land of the Giants to present to the American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
Host - Don Matheson
Narrator - Dick Tufeld
Betty Ann Hamilton
The Land of the Giants presentation reel begins with segments from each of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964), Lost in Space (1965) and Time Tunnel (1966). Then, narrator Dick Tufeld introduces "1967, the year of the giants. The newest concept in incredible entertainment."
Preliminary drawing boards were drawn up to work out the flow of the presentation reel and 36 pieces of beautiful colour artwork were painted to depict key scenes from the Land of the Giants story concept, most of which followed through into the pilot episode:
|Flight 703, an intra-space sub-orbital passenger flight from LA to London in 45 minutes
|Tim Burton and Dan Erickson in cockpit
|Close-up of Mark
|External view of Barry looking out of window
|Close-up of Linglehopper
|Second view of Tim and Dan in the cockpit
|Linglehopper looking out the window
|Close-up of Joan
|Mark by window
|Close-up of Barry
|Rope ladder down curb with car running by
|Close-up of Dan Erickson with open mouth
|Running back into ship, giant boy standing over
|Giant boy picks up spaceship
|Giant boy holds ship
|Crew see the giant boy's face through the cockpit window
|Linglehopper runs away from the ship
|Linglehopper hides behind tree with Barry
|Linglehopper picking up money with cat in background
|Chased by cat, claw outstretched
|Tim and Joan below giant bottle
|Tim and Joan climb in bottle
|Bottle picked up by bearded giant
|Giant looking at Tim and Joan in bottle
|Giant drops Joan into jar
|Female scientist examines Tim and Joan taped to microscope slides
|Little people jump down into water drain
|Little people sail to safety in a giant egg crate
|Rested egg crate
Dick Tufeld narrates the story as a slide show of the colour paintings is dramatically presented, intermingled with clips of the Jupiter II and atmospheric Lost in Space music.
Host Don Matheson appears at the end, holding a script and introduces Irwin Allen's story for the first episode of the new series for the American Broadcasting Company, Land of the Giants.
Included in the 29 July 2023 Hollywood/Entertainment Signature� Auction #7351 are 22 lots featuring original Land of the Giants concept art paintings, several of which appeared in the Land of the Giants Presentation Reel.