Movie Facts: Disney’s Tomorrowland


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Casey Newton is an optimistic teenage who has a deep passion for discovery science. Frank Walker was a boy prodigy inventor who lost his hunger for curiosity long ago. Now they share a destiny and begin on a dangerous adventure to find a place that only exists in the space of their memories – Tomorrowland.

From the director of The Incredibles, Brad Bird, comes an action packed drama that will make you question what you know about the human mind. And he’s picked an outstanding cast. North Carolina’s 25-year-old Britt Robertson (Under the Dome’s Angie) plays Casey. Kentucky’s 53-year-old George Clooney (The Monuments Men’s Frank Stokes) acts as Frank. Also among the cast is Illinois’ 40-year-old Kathryn Hahn (Happyish’s Lee), Michigan’s 39-year-old Judy Greer (Arrested Development’s Kitty), and England’s 56-year-old Hugh Laurie (House’s House).

Here are 10 fast facts before you catch Tomorrowland in theaters May 22nd!

  • The story is based on the Disneyland theme kand, Tomorrowland.
  • Shailene Woodley had turned down the role Robertson took over. Naomi Scott was also considered before Robertson landed it.
  • Director Brad Bird respectfully declined to work on Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens to work on this project.
  • This the 3rd time Clooney and Greer have worked together.
  • The project was filmed in Canada, California, and Florida.
  • Disney changed the name to Disney Project T because there is a registered festival called Tomorrowland. To be fair, when the festival wanted to out in America, it had to change its name to Tomorrow World.
  • The film runs just over 2 hours.
  • The move was rated PG by the MPAA for syfy action violence and peril, language, and thematic elements.
  • If you look close enough in one of the trailers, you can see Space mountain in the background. You can also see it in the movie’s promo poster.
  • Bird stated it is such a rare opportunity to work on an original film he couldn’t say no.

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