Escape From TomorrowWalt Disney World: A Disney movie on an acid trip-all under the Mouse House's nose...
From Matt BabiakI read about a small budget horror movie somewhere called Escape From Tomorrow. I don't know what it's about and haven't seen it myself, but I've heard the legend behind it. Apparently this movie was actually filmed in the Magic Kingdom using an extreme intensity of guerrilla filming. The entire movie was filmed on vacationer cameras and scripts were typed out on smartphones so as to not draw any attention to the movie. I don't want to get into details, but "acid trip" seems like a decent way to describe it, as the plot of this movie certainly does not present Disney in a positive light. What do you think of using run and shoot film making in WDW, and more importantly, what do you think Disney should do about it?
Posted October 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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From James TrexenWe talked about this (in January or February?) and if I remember correctly, Disney has decided to just ignore it and is letting it come out next Friday.
Posted October 4, 2013 at 2:57 PM
From Andy MilitoYeah, there was a thread about it when it originally came out at Sundance earlier this year. I was actually tempted to make a thread about it too.
Posted October 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
The movie seems really interesting. I think the way they filmed it without Disney's permission is really unique. Just from watching the short 1-minute trailer, I see it as a mix of "The Shining" and "Lolita," all set in Disney World. It's playing in a town nearby for me next Friday, but I won't be able to make a showing. It's supposed to be on VOD though, so I may try to check it out on one of those platforms.
James is right though, Disney is ignoring the movie. They kind of want it to just fizzle out, so creating some huge lawsuit wouldn't do them any good.
From Anthony MurphyI am pretty sure Disney has some grounds for lawsuit since you can't film anything in the parks (or any Theme Park) that you are going to make monetary gains without permission. I know there is some gray area of that with sites like this, podcasts,and magazines, but this seems to be obvious infraction.
Posted October 6, 2013 at 11:30 AM
The one I was thinking about is that those actors probably have now ruined their career. They have Disney mad at them.
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