Tomorrowland fun facts and new mazes! Out yesterday so go see it!


New Mazes and more of Tomorrowland! It’s in theaters now. Go see it!

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And Now the Fun Facts!

Director/writer Brad Bird is no stranger to the world of Disney and it isn’t just
from working on his previous films. When he was 11, Bird developed an interest
in animation and over the course of three years he finished a 15-minute
animated film that came to the attention of Disney Animation, who offered to
assign a mentor—the famous Master Animator Milt Kahl—to the then 14 year
old. Bird stayed with a family friend in Los Angeles to take advantage of the
once-in-a-lifetime offer.

• When the concept of “Tomorrowland” was just percolating in writer/producer
Damon Lindelof’s mind, Sean Bailey, president of production at Disney told him
about a box that had been discovered accidentally in a closet at the studio. The
“mystery box” contained all sorts of fascinating models and blueprints,
photographs and letters seemingly related to the inception of Tomorrowland
and the 1964 World’s Fair. Lindelof imagined that these findings were a guide to
a secret story that nobody knew about; a place called Tomorrowland that was
not just a theme park but existed somewhere in the real world. This became the
jumping-off point for the story of “Tomorrowland” that Lindelof would later
develop with director/producer Brad Bird and executive producer Jeff Jensen.

• In recreating the 1964 World’s Fair for “Tomorrowland,” filmmakers were lucky
to find that one of the iconic pieces, the Unisphere, was actually in Flushing
Meadows, New York, standing outside of the USTA National Tennis Center. The
huge globe’s fountains are still in place as well as the gardens. The filmmakers
dispatched a photographer to New York to take photos so that they could use
the real images as a composite element in the scenes.

• For the 1964 World’s Fair, the Walt Disney Company created three rides, the It’s
a Small World ride being the one we remember most. Though quaint by today’s
standards, back in 1964, Carousel of Progress and Great Moments with Mr.
Lincoln were revolutionary in how they used robotics and ride technology to
create a thematically rich experience.

• When it came to creating a city built by visionaries with advanced technologies,
filmmakers knew it had to look like one and finding such a place was not an easy
task. At first it seemed as though the whole of Tomorrowland would have to be
built from scratch, an expensive and time-consuming proposition. But then in a
series of wonderful coincidences, Tom Peitzman, the visual effects producer and
the film’s co-producer, stumbled upon a car commercial early on in production;
the location in the commercial looked so futuristic that he recorded the ad on his
phone and brought it to director Brad Bird. The location turned out to be the City
of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, and was designed by Santiago Calatrava
whose work was already serving as an inspiration for production designer Scott
Chambliss. The discovery also dovetailed with director Brad Bird’s preference for
physical locations over virtual sets.

• For the filmmakers, the bizarre memorabilia emporium, Blast From the Past, was
a fun—and nostalgic—set to create. Set decorator Lin MacDonald spent months
curating the extensive display of collectibles, consisting of thousands of pieces,
both purchased and manufactured by the production, and many originals—some
from Brad Bird’s own collection. There are shelves and shelves of comic books
and items such as classic sci-fi movie posters, an original Luke Skywalker action
figure from the 1970s, and even items from “Space 1999.” The production design
team literally built a store and set it in the middle of a sound stage.

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