Disney’s TOMORROWLAND Starring George Clooney Opens Summer 2015

This post will have the official information for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND starring George Clooney and coming to theaters May 22, 2015.  The subject of the film (previously titled 1952) has been a closely guarded secret aside from a mysterious “black box” filled with artifacts from Walt Disney Imagineering’s archives.  Disney’s TOMORROWLAND is co-written by filmmakers Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Damon Lindelof (Star Trek: Into Darkness, Prometheus, and Lost).  In addition to two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Producer for Best Film Argo and Best Supporting Actor in Syriana), the action-adventure will star  Hugh Laurie (Monsters vs. Aliens, Arthur Christmas, House), Britt Robertson (Under The Dome), Raffey Cassidy (Dark Shadows, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Thomas Robinson (The Switch).  Continue reading for the official synopsis from Walt Disney Studios.

Update August 21, 2015

From the Director of “The Incredibles,” Disney’s TOMORROWLAND available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) October 13.

Tomorowland Blu-ray Combo Art

BONUS FEATURES for Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

  • Remembering the Future: A Personal Journey Through Tomorrowland with Brad Bird

Discover everything there is to know about the making of Tomorrowland through Director Brad Bird’s perspective.

  • Casting Tomorrowland

Join Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof, George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and Raffey Cassidy as they discuss the making of Tomorrowland.

  • A Great Big Beautiful Scoring Session

Famed composer Michael Giacchino invites Disney legend, Richard Sherman to join him in an informal visit to the Tomorrowland scoring stage, told through the personal lens of Michael’s brother, documentarian Anthony Giacchino.

  • The World of Tomorrow Science Hour – Hosted By Futurologist David Nix (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Believe it or not but Nix used to host a children’s television program about science. Now watch the recently discover outtakes from the show.

  • Animated Short: The Origins of Plus Ultra

An animated story of how Tomorrowland came to be.

  • Brad Bird Production Diaries

Diary Entry #1 – “The First Day” (Blu-ray and DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #2 – “Tomorrowland vs. the Weather” (DMA Exclusive)

Diary Entry #3 – “NASA”

  • Blast from the Past Commercial

Go back in time and watch this original commercial for the Blast from the Past store.

  • Deleted Scenes with Filmmaker Intro

Deleted Scene 1 – Joking on the Eiffel Tower

Deleted Scene 2 – Young Casey vs. The Volcano

Deleted Scene 3 – Doomsday Living Room

Deleted Scene 4 – As Originally Written Casey The Downer

Deleted Scene 5 – What Happened to Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 6 – What is Tomorrowland

Deleted Scene 7 – Great Big Beautiful World World’s Fair (DMA Exclusive)

Deleted Scene 8 – Frank Walker age 10 (DMA Exclusive)

  • 4 Easter Eggs

Update May 25, 2015

More, printable activity pages including fortune teller game, jet pack race, and memory cards inspired by Disney’s TOMORROWLAND. Click on the links under the image to open a pdf file in a separate tab. Be patient, some of the files are large, and may take a few seconds to download.


Fortune Teller Game

Jet Pack Race

Memory Cards

Update May 22, 2015

George Gensler shares this spoiler-free TOMORROWLAND review – “Feed the Right Wolf”


Update May 20, 2015

What’s the story behind TOMORROWLAND? The producers, writers, director and actors behind TOMORROWLAND tell their tale and Walt Disney’s vision in this post.


(L-R) Director/writer/producer Brad Bird, actor George Clooney and writer Damon Lindelof attend the after party for the world premiere of Disney’s “Tomorrowland” at Disneyland, Anaheim on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)


Update May 19, 2015

Printable coloring sheets, mazes, and activities inspired by Disney’s TOMORROWLAND. Click on the links under the image to open a pdf file in a separate tab. Be patient, some of the files are large, and may take a few seconds to download.




TOMORROWLAND Spot the Difference

Update May 15, 2015

Before you think all of TOMORROWLAND is fictional, that futuristic city you have seen in the posters and movie trailers – that exists too, at least partly.  Click here for more about the real-life City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain where parts of TOMORROWLAND were filmed.

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia, Spain, image by Embre, Wikimedia creative commons


Update May 14, 2015

Filmmakers and stars of Disney’s TOMORROWLAND discuss “What is TOMORROWLAND?” and an introduction to the “Citizens of TOMORROWLAND” in these two video featurettes.

Update May 1, 2015

“Dreamers need to stick together…” Video introductions to the characters in TOMORROWLAND including Casey (Britt Robertson) and Athena (Raffey Cassidy).

Update April 21, 2015

Third trailer released for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND.

Update April 20, 2015

Video featurette for TOMORROWLAND released where George Clooney, producer/writer Damon Lindelof, and director Brad Bird discuss Walt Disney’s vision for the future.  Also, four character posters released for the film.

Frank Walker


Young Frank Walker


Casey Newton




Update April 10, 2015

TOMORROWLAND is a place for dreamers… new featurette released including interviews with George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Director Brad Bird, and screenwriter Damon Lindelof.

Update March 29, 2015

Inspired by the upcoming Disney movie TOMORROWLAND, The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE announce a nationwide challenge for young innovators.


Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video, imagery or stories about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future.

In June, six winners will have a once–in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. In addition, each winner will receive a $3,000 check, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and registration for FIRST LEGO League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.

“TOMORROWLAND has always been a place of possibility in our parks and for the creative team behind our new film,” said Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “The future will be steered by the imaginations of our young people, and Disney is thrilled to work with XPRIZE to encourage and inspire the next generation of thinkers and dreamers to build the future they imagine is possible.”

Sean Bailey presents TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo

Sean Bailey (President, Disney Live Action) presents Disney’s TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo. Photo by Todd Wawrychuk, courtesy D23 © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


“We are excited to launch the Create Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge, which gives young people a platform to voice and depict their creative, bold and imaginative problem-solving inventions of the future,” said Trish Halamandaris, Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications at XPRIZE. “At XPRIZE we believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere and one of these young innovators just might come up with an idea that can truly turn Tomorrowland into reality.”

Participants will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years old), and Senior Division (13–17 years old). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Official Rules and details about the Challenge are available at http://XPRIZEchallenge.org/CreateTomorrowland. Official registration and submission period starts April 22, 2015, and runs through May 17, 2015.

Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. XPRIZE will provide a panel of judges who will evaluate and score all submissions, and six (6) winners will be chosen.

Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), 3D Systems and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Update March 9, 2015

Take a good look at the future.  “You wanted to see TOMORROWLAND, here it comes.”  Check out the second trailer and images for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND.


Casey (Britt Robertson) © Disney 2015


Frank Walker (George Clooney) ©Disney 2015


Disney’s TOMORROWLAND © Disney 2015


Disney’s TOMORROWLAND © Disney 2015


Disney’s TOMORROWLAND © Disney 2015


L to R: Frank Walker (George Clooney) and David Nix (Hugh Laurie) © Disney 2015

For more details about the film, read what Director Brad Bird and Producer Damon Lindelof had to say during their Facebook Q&A earlier today.

Update March 6, 2015

Full poster released for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND, and, if you look closely, you might see a familiar Disney Parks’ icon.


Close up of the park icon in question…


Update February 1, 2015

Super Bowl spot released for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND.  Also, an interactive web experience was developed with Google called Take Me To Tomorrowland, providing the first in-depth glimpse of Tomorrowland.  The full site launches this spring, and will transport audiences into an unprecedented 360° Tomorrowland environment.

Update January 29, 2015

Confirmation that Disney’s TOMORROWLAND will have a spot in the Super Bowl.

Update October 9, 2014

Incredible concept art for TOMORROWLAND released as a giveaway at New York Comic Con.


(L-R) TOMORROWLAND director Brad Bird and artist Syd Mead attend Walt Disney Studios’ 2014 New York Comic Con presentations of “Big Hero 6” and “Tomorrowland” at New York Comic Con on Thursday October 9, 2014. Photo by Jason Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images for Disney


Update October 9, 2014

Teaser poster, stills, and trailer released for TOMORROWLAND.


From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure TOMORROWLAND, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney.  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.


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.

Original post from August 26, 2013 follows below…

Disney's Tomorrowland

Sean Bailey presents TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo

Sean Bailey (President, Disney Live Action) presents Disney’s TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo. Photo by Todd Wawrychuk, courtesy D23 © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

From Walt Disney Studios Press Release

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as ‘Tomorrowland.’

Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird for Disney's TOMORROWLAND

(L-R) Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird for Disney’s TOMORROWLAND at the D23 Expo. Photo by Richard Harbaugh, courtesy D23 © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mystery Box from Disney's TOMORROWLAND

Mystery Box from Disney’s TOMORROWLAND © 2013 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.


The title of the film TOMORROWLAND is taken from Walt Disney’s own brand of futurism, and the contents of the black box contains materials that speak to almost every aspect of Disney’s futurism.  You can explore the mystery of the black box’s “1952” Collection yourself with the official Tomorrowland D23 app.

Disney's TOMORROWLAND Exhibit D23 Expo 2013Disney's TOMORROWLAND Exhibit D23 Expo 2013

Principal photography has begun in Vancouver on Disney’s mystery adventure TOMORROWLAND, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson.  The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird (Best Animated Feature Films Ratatouille and The Incredibles).   Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Chernov (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) are also producers.  The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Bird, Lindelof and Jeff Jensen.

Bird has gathered a great team behind the lens with Oscar winning director of photography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), production designer Scott Chambliss (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Cowboys & Aliens), Oscar nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception, Ocean’s Eleven) and Academy Award-winning editor Walter Murch (The English Patient, Cold Mountain).  The film is set to open on December 12, 2014.

Update: The release of Disney’s TOMORROWLAND has shifted to May 22, 2015.

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