Disney drops its first 'Tomorrowland' trailer

October 9, 2014, 1:13 PM · Disney today released its first teaser trailer for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland.

Directed by Bird, who won Academy Awards for The Incredibles and Ratatouille (and who would have won another for The Iron Giant if the Academy had given out Feature Animation awards back then), Tomorrowland has shot at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. The filming at those parks was in and around two of Disney's attractions from the 1964 New York Fair: It's a Small World and Carousel of Progress. (The Fair is said to be one of the settings in the film.) Here's Disney's description:

Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank ([George] 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.

Bird and Clooney are about as bank as it gets in Hollywood, so expectations are high for this film, which debuts May 22 next year.

In the meantime, could someone at Walt Disney Imagineering please set up a meeting with production designer Scott Chambliss so we can move toward getting a theme park Tomorrowland that looks anything like this?


What do you think?

Replies (13)

October 9, 2014 at 1:23 PM · I honestly think we could see a land devoted to this if it does well critically and commercially. Most likely in a 5th or third park or as an expansion to Hollywood Studios.
October 9, 2014 at 1:24 PM · I want to see that movie!
October 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM · Could this be the reason they haven't done anything in Tomorrowland? They are probably waiting to see if the movie is a success before remaking the land into the movie version or installing Star Wars. The film clip is remakable. I'm actually interested in it as opposed to "The Haunted Mansion" starring Eddie Murphy or "The Country Bears" that was closed at Disneyland before the movie opened. How's that for a show of no confidence?

Bird made "The Incredibles" too. There are many undeveloped IP's that could be added into Tomorrowland.

October 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM · Robert so what you re saying is that the aesthetics of the movie could make a great theme park land?
October 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM · Still want a wall e ride
October 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM · ^^^^
I think there should be a wall e attraction.......in tomorrowland.

But the trailer looks good!

October 9, 2014 at 3:59 PM · I knew once Brad Bird's name was attached to this that it would be good. I can clearly recall tearing up in the finale of Iron Giant, and he was a perfect pick. I wondered how they would make a Tomorrowland movie and make it true to Walt's ideas. Now I know. I hope this movie is so successful that it forces the powers that be to make sure Tomorrowland remains about the hope for tomorrow and not a Buzz Lightyear/Star Wars showcase. I love Star Wars, but put it somewhere else (its own park, please). I am extremely excited about this movie. More than I could convey it a short post using mere words.
October 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM · I got chills when she saw the buildings.
October 9, 2014 at 10:17 PM · oh and they wanna sue deadmau5 for "stealing a trademark"... they steal a festival name lmao.
October 10, 2014 at 2:34 AM · With the exception of Space Mountain, Walt Disney World's Tomorrowland could be completely shut down for 18 months for a re-boot ... With minimal guest complaints. Withe the sole exception of the TTA, every other attraction in Tomorrowland (Stitch, Astros, Laugh Floor, COP, bad go-carts) could be shuttered and replaced with new attractions.
October 10, 2014 at 6:52 AM · The movie looks like a lot of fun, and yes with the title Tomorrowland, MK is already half way there with those fantastic metal palms etc.

I would like to echo comments calling for a Wall-E attraction. Disney could take all of their futuristic IP's and create some genuinely unique attractions that would stand the test of time. thumbs up! :)

October 10, 2014 at 7:12 AM · Which Djs are playing?
October 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM · I think they have a lot of useful real estate in Tomorrowland that they could use. From what I've heard, CoP has ties to the movie, so they might leave it. I think it's time to replace Stitch at a minimum, and this is the perfect opportunity. I could also lose the Laugh Floor, but we'll see if Disney agrees since it's still fairly new.

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