Burbank, Calif. Â â€“Walt Disney Studios announced today an unprecedented collaboration between the Studio, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort to offer park guests a 12-minute sneak peek of Disneyâ€™s upcoming thrilling, mystery-adventure film, â€œTomorrowland,â€ opening in U.S. theaters on May 22. Guests will also enjoy an impressive exhibit that features the making of the movie with props, concept artwork and photos from the filming of the movie plus exclusive images from the Disney Archives. The sneak peek and exhibit will open April 17 in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park and on April 18 in Future World at Epcot and will be available to the public for a limited time.
The must-see event marks the first time that a sneak peek has been offered at Epcot in Walt Disney World and the first time Walt Disney Studios has teamed up with both parks to showcase an upcoming Disney film with footage and an in-depth look at the making of the film. Sure to spark the imagination and curiosity of all, the special exhibit details the process of bringing director Brad Birdâ€™s vision to life and will show how filmmakers created the world of Tomorrowland, along with archival images of iconic Disneyland attractions featured in the movie.
In the movie, the premise that the futuristic city of Tomorrowland could actually exist pays homage to Walt Disneyâ€™s vision for both Tomorrowland at Disneyland Resort and Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort where ever-evolving technologies are showcased along with ideas to make the world a better place for all.
Commenting on the exclusive â€œTomorrowlandâ€ sneak peek event, Brad Bird, the filmâ€™s two-time OscarÂ® winning director, says, â€œWe are excited that park guests will be the first to get an extended look at â€˜Tomorrowlandâ€™ in the part of Disneyland that inspired the film. Tomorrowland is the one section of the park that Walt Disney himself designed to be tied inexorably toÂ constant change.Â After all, the future is always in motion, continually shifting as humankindâ€™s choices of the present remake the world ahead of us. â€˜Tomorrowlandâ€™ is a state of mind. My hope is thatÂ the exhibit will convey some of the magic that went into bringing this landâ€¦Â and this movie, to life.â€
â€œTomorrowland,â€ a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy AwardÂ® winner George Clooney, tells the story of former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, who are bound by a shared destiny and embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only asÂ â€œTomorrowland.â€Â What they must do there changes the worldâ€”and themâ€”forever.
Featuring a screenplay by â€œLostâ€ writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, â€œTomorrowlandâ€ promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.
The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson
â€œTomorrowlandâ€ is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers.