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Tomorrowland (film)

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For the themed land at five Disney Parks, see Tomorrowland.
Tomorrowland poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Brad Bird
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Damon Lindelof
  • Brad Bird
Story by
  • Damon Lindelof
  • Brad Bird
  • Jeff Jensen
Music by Michael Giacchino
Cinematography Claudio Miranda
Edited by Walter Murch
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios
Motion Pictures
Release dates
  • May 22, 2015 (2015-05-22)
Running time
130 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $190 million[2]

Tomorrowland (titled Disney Tomorrowland: A World Beyond in the United Kingdom)[3] is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction mystery adventure film directed by Brad Bird, co-written and produced by Bird and Damon Lindelof.[4][5] The film stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key and Judy Greer.

Walt Disney Pictures originally announced the film under the working title 1952 until it was retitled to Tomorrowland, sharing its name with the futuristic themed land found at Disney theme parks.[5][6] The film is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2015.[7]


Frank (George Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson) travel to a place somewhere in time and space only known as Tomorrowland where their actions directly affect the world and themselves.[8]



The project was green-lit by Walt Disney Studios' Sean Bailey in June 2011 when Damon Lindelof signed to write and produce.[4] In May 2012, Brad Bird was hired as director.[19] Later that year in November, George Clooney entered negotiations to star in the film.[20] In February 2013, Hugh Laurie joined the film.[21][22]

While keeping information about the plot secret, when asked whether the project was related to the studio's development of Star Wars Episode VII in November 2012, Bird denied the claim, but confirmed Tomorrowland is a science fiction film,[23] with Lindelof adding in January 2013 that the film will not center on extraterrestrials.[24]

On January 23, 2013, nearly a week before the title change, Bird posted a picture on his Twitter page related to the project. The image showed a frayed cardboard box labeled 1952, supposedly uncovered from the Walt Disney Imagineering developmental unit,[25] and contained items like archival photographs of Walt Disney, Technicolor film, envelopes, a vinyl record, space technology literature, a 1928 copy of an Amazing Stories magazine (which introduced Philip Francis Nowlan's Buck Rogers character), and an unidentified metal object.[26] In July 2013, Britt Robertson was cast.[27]

On August 10, 2013, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof gave a presentation at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. They opened the "1952" box and revealed many of its contents.[28] Later that day a pavilion was unveiled on the D23 Expo show floor which presented the items for close inspection by guests. There was also an accompanying iPhone app[29] which took viewers through the exhibit much like one would experience a museum exhibit. Michael Giacchino was hired to compose the film music.[30]


Principal photography commenced in Enderby, British Columbia on August 19, 2013, and also filmed in Vancouver and Surrey, ending on January 15, 2014.[31][32][33] In October 2013, Kathryn Hahn was cast as a character named Ursula.[16] Also in October, it was announced that part of the filming will take place in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.[34] In November 2013, scenes of the film were also shot at New Smyrna Beach, and the Carousel of Progress attraction at Walt Disney World in Florida.[35] On February 5, 2014, additional filming took place at the It's a Small World attraction at Disneyland in California.[36][37]


The teaser trailer for Tomorrowland was officially released on October 9, 2014.[38]

The film is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2015 in theatres and IMAX.[7]

Beginning in mid-April, a sneak peek of the film will be presented at Disneyland and Epcot in the Tomorrowland and Imagination Pavilion theaters, respectively.[39]


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  29. ^ (August 9, 2013). "Walt Disney Studios' Tomorrowland App and Pavilion Revealed! | D23 Expo 2013". Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
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