George Clooney, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof explain how Walt Disney's vision for the future inspired their upcoming sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland, arriving in theaters May 22, in a new preview. This featurette includes archive footage of Walt Disney himself, explaining his ideas for what the future could be like, several decades before notions of mass transit, robotics and even space travel were fully realized. The first Tomorrowland theme park opened at Disneyland in 1955, with Damon Lindelof saying that he always though of the attraction as "science-fact," as opposed to science-fiction.
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.
Kathryn Hahn, Judy Greer, Hugh Laurie, Tim McGraw, Keegan Michael Key, Lochlyn Munro, Pierce Gagnon and Darren Shahlavi round out the supporting cast for Tomorrowland, which hits theaters nationwide May 22. While the movie is certainly inspired by Walt Disney's work, we'll have to wait and see if the movie will make any sort of direct connection between the magical world in Tomorrowland and Walt Disney himself. Check out the featurette below, and stay tuned for more on Tomorrowland.