Tour Disney's Scifi Phantasmagoria 'Tomorrowland' Starring George Clooney

Tuesday, 03 February 2015 10:25 Written by  iamrogue
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Tour Disney's Scifi Phantasmagoria 'Tomorrowland' Starring George Clooney

Heading to Tomorrowland in Anahiem could lead to your kids contracting an already-eradicated disease, so why not visit the fictitious Tomorrowland instead?

The movie version has George Clooney, lots of cool visual effects, and here's the best part: nobody has the measles there!

That's because the Tomorrowland of Tomorrowland is a place where optimism and scientific endeavor have been let loose to hopeful, utopian effect.  It's the opposite of the Dark Ages there, a place packed with wonders where superstition is nowhere to be found. 

“What Hogwarts is to magic, Tomorrowland is to science: They are both easy to find if you are a wizard and very difficult to find if you’re a Muggle,” co-writer and producer Damon Lindelof explained last year.

Clooney plays Frank Walker, a former child prodigy who grew up into a disillusioned failed inventor having been cast out of the techno-wonderland of Tomorrowland.  When Casey Newton, a Florida teen played by Britt Robertson, stumbles upon hardware that allows to glimpse Tomorrowland, she teams up with Welker and together, they go on an adventure to find this kingdom of science.

Disney's kept a pretty tight lid on looks at the titular landscape, but if you caught the Tomorrowland TV spot during the Super Bowl, then you got a peek.  Now, the official site has been updated with three new pictures showing off the cinematic version of the Disneyland locale:


From what we can tell, Tomorrowland is a two-hander between Robertson and Clooney as the hopeful youngster and the disillusioned old grump.  Still, the cast also includes ringers like  Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and even Tim McGraw.

This is the second live-action feature from director Brad Bird, who made the jump from animation with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol a few years back.  Even before that, he was batting a thousand as a director, having helmed animated classics The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille.

Disney has long built up a sense of mystery around Tomorrowland, which went by the code-title 1952 for a couple years. 

As the May 22nd release date speeds ever-closer, though, we're going to start seeing a lot more of what Bird and Lindelof cooked up on this one.


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