We wondered over to Tomorrowland in our latest visit to Disneyland. We usually stay around Toon Town, or that area because Tomorrowland is… well, boring. But we went over there because they happen to be showing a short featurette from Disney’s upcoming movie. Let me tell you, Tomorrowland, the movie, looks awesome. Disney’s Tomorrowland stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie (Dr. House), and Raffey Cassidy (Snow White and the Huntsman), in a retro futuristic movie.
The featurette goes beyond the trailers that have been released and you can only watch it in Disneyland parks for now. The movie comes out May 22 and it should be a blockbuster. The trailers don’t do it justice at all, in the sneak preview showing in the Tomorrowland theatre we got to see Clooney’s character as a boy, young Frank Walker show up to the World’s Fair to win $50.00 but his jetpack doesn’t quite work. What happens next is unexpected and the hook that sets the tone for this movie.
It looks futuristic, yet it takes place during the 1964-65 World’s Fair. And I’m willing to predict that if you saw this long trailer you will always be looking at Small World (the ride) differently. But I like the futuristic interpretation of the movie. The design style is a little bit Tron, a little bit steam punk and a whole lot of awesome. But it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
I think this movie will be defining for the younger generation. I see no hint at a “bad” guy, or a major conflict. It seems like it was all about the wonder and discovery of being a kid and the possibilities that lay ahead. If I am right about it, then this is the kind of movie I want Claire to watch. I want her to imagine things and dream things. Even though kids have their own immense imagination, a little inspiration never hurts right!?
This the US teaser released for Tomorrowland:
Sneak Peak release trailer
In the Theatre Disney has setup a display about the movie to display concept art from the movie and some of the props and equipment featured in the film. Here are some photos.