What if there was a place where nothing is impossible, where you can build whatever you’re crazy enough to imagine. A place where you could actually change the world. You want to go? Buckle up!
I got my first glimpse of TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo in 2013 and I was so intrigued by it.
*Disclaimer – I am a Disney nerd, nut, freak, geek. Whatever you want to call a person who has a deep interest in all things Disney then I’m your girl.
I gobble up anything and everything to do with Walt Disney, Disneyland and Disney. If I could eat Disney history for breakfast I would. So basically, this is my kind of movie.
Once I heard about the idea of the movie I was hooked and I wanted to know more, even if George Clooney wasn’t in the movie I would still go see it.
At the D23 Expo there was a Tomorrowland exhibit and it was really fascinating.
Disney History is a Mystery
The idea behind the movie revolves around a mysterious box found in the morgue of the old Animation building at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The morgue once housed boxes of project ideas, art from Disney artists and other priceless artifacts from the Disney studios.
In the Summer of 2008, maintenance workers were tasked with cleaning out the area. They discovered a locked room which housed dozens of boxes that had remained untouched for decades. Many of the boxes contained film cels and were sent to Disney archives.
There was a mysterious box labeled “1952” and it contained concept art, reference material, photos, memos, book, newspaper clippings, blueprints and comic books relating to space, technology, and exploration. The box was handed over to the Disney movie division and serves as the inspiration for the movie TOMORROWLAND.
One of the many mysterious items in the box contained blue prints for the popular “it’s a small world” attraction. The blue prints are pretty much to the specifications to the attraction we know today except for the addition of a lower level below the pavilion.
The mysterious plans can only be seen when a black light lamp is shined on the paper at a frequency prescribed by handwritten instructions on the blueprint. The plans suggest the room is a theater using projection technology similar to that found in the “Corridor of Mirrors” section of another World’s Fair attraction called “Progressland.”
There are many other mysteries to be explored so I can’t wait to see how TOMORROWLAND is brought to the big screen.
I don’t know if it is the music in the trailer, the whole idea of the movie, or the fact that George Clooney is in the movie but I am so ready to see Disney’s TOMORROWLAND right now!!
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.”
What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Tomorrowland screenplay is by “Lost” writer & co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Damon Lindelof & Brad Bird & Jeff Jensen.
“Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!
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