What is Disney’s newest movie “Tomorrowland” all about anyway? Is it about the Disney Parks land known as Tomorrowland? Is George Clooney playing a mad scientist who travels through time? Is it about how Walt had envisioned what the future could be like?
I heard about the movie “Tomorrowland” in 2013 while at the D23 Expo and I was so excited to learn more. I am 100% certified Disney Nerd and this is the one movie I have been looking forward to all year. So, are you wondering why all of us Disney Nerds are excited for Disney’s new movie Tomorrowland?
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.
These quick videos will introduce you to the concept of the movie as well as short clips about the characters that appear in the movie.
Vision Of Tomorrow
“Science has an influence on our daily lives” ~ Walt Disney
“What Is Tomorrowland”
“Citizens Of Tomorrowland”
“Casey” played by Britt Robinson
“Athena” played by Raffey Cassidy
About the Tomorrowland
In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist (George Clooney) and an optimistic teen (Britt Robertson) embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.
Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & 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 will be in theaters on May 22, 2015!
A special presentation of the film, featuring more than six minutes of footage to be introduced by director Brad Bird, will screen exclusively in IMAX® theatres domestically and in select international markets beginning May 1.
The extended first look of “Tomorrowland” will screen directly prior to “Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON” and will play for the duration of that film’s run in IMAX.