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Robert Pearlman
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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' movie inspired by space memorabilia

What do a rocket thruster, a lapel pin depicting a stylized rocket launch and a letter from rocket scientist Wernher von Braun have to do with the plot for a 2014 Disney movie?

That's the question "Tomorrowland" director Brad Bird and producer Damon Lindelof posed this past Saturday (Aug. 10) with the surprise exhibit of the space memorabilia and more at the Walt Disney Company's D23 Expo, billed as "The Ultimate Disney Fan Event." The reveal was part of a "pop-up museum" that joined the expo's other booths at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

A follow-up to a photo of a "dusty old box" Bird posted to Twitter in January, the "Tomorrowland" museum displayed the same box and its contents, which was allegedly found in the Disney Archives. The eclectic collection of artifacts, which ranged from the blueprints for the 1964 World's Fair to an Audio-Animatronic robot arm to a 1928 copy of the pulp magazine "Amazing Stories," provided the inspiration for the "Tomorrowland" movie, Bird and Lindelof said.

"We brought out a dusty old box from the archives," said Lindelof. "Essentially, this was the genesis for the movie. They discovered this [box] in the [Walt Disney Archives] 'Morgue' and it had this piece of masking tape on it that said '1952,' but in that box were all these amazing things that completely fired up our imagination and became sort of the inspiration point for this movie."

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The teaser trailer was released today at New York Comic Con:

In possibly related news, I found this pin attached to one of our patches. It is not mine. Don't even ask me about what happens when I touch it...

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From the teaser trailer (check out the cap):

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Disney released a new teaser during the Super Bowl:

A nod to NASA's past...

...and a peak at the Tomorrowland future.

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I loved the NASA cap, and of course the 'one pack of Beeman's gum' she claimed.

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I'm in!

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posted 03-09-2015 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New trailer released today:

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One day shy of one month from opening (May 22). New trailer released:

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Disney's 'Tomorrowland' draws inspiration from NASA's past and future

In the new Disney film "Tomorrowland," now in theaters, NASA provides the launch pad — literally and figuratively — for the movie's plot to unfold.

The feature film, which drew its initial inspiration from the theme park land by the same name, juxtaposes the end of NASA's space shuttle program in 2011 with the space age future Walt Disney envisioned when he opened the original Tomorrowland in 1955.

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NASA photographer Bill Ingalls shared this photo on Facebook:
Quick group photo during a break in Disney's filming of "Tomorrowland" at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Nov. 18, 2013. Photo: (Kimberley French)

Among those in the photo, "Tomorrowland" director Brad Bird, cast members George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Tim McGraw, and from NASA: Charlie Bolden, John Grunsfeld, Bob Jacobs, David Weaver, Bert Ulrich, Allard Beutel and Lisa Malone.

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Is this a remake? I can remember watching a similar movie a few years back?

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No, it is not a remake. It is an original production based a story by Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jensen.

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It will probably get picked apart and is not really a space movie but I found it entertaining. All the reviews talk about how disappointing and predictable the ending is. It was still fun. The actors did a good job and the cinematography was pretty darn good. Disney didn't disappoint. I look forward to seeing it again.

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As someone who generally likes Brad Bird movies I have to say this was a pretty bad film.

It was a bad sign when we went to a 550 seat theater and the only people there were the two of us!

The NASA tie in is minimal and while the story had potential it was ruined by the preaching on how evil people are, global warming, etc.

Wait to see this at a discount theater or wait for netflix or rental.

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On the flip side, I've seen the film twice and enjoyed it. Both times, the theaters (two different locations) were close to full, if not full (though to be fair, the first time was as part of a preview).

I thought the message of the film was spot on but it's a topic that is already polarizing (which is sort of the film's point). If you don't think we need to change the way we work as a society then, well, you may not like "Tomorrowland."

But if you generally believe that the future could be brighter if we made changes today, then go see the film.

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It was a good, not great movie, with some fun bits. I admit it was my second choice, after I decided I didn't want to sit in the front row of the Avengers movie! It was a bit preachy but it wasn't obnoxiously so. I'm not sure why they put NASA in the movie early on, then dropped it for the rest of the film (pro-space travel, that would have been a message!).

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There was a second scene shot at Pad 39A that originally was planned for the end of the movie. It was cut, but hopefully it will be included on the Blu-ray.

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Enjoyable film, but not great (did not pay to see it, slipped in after seeing the new Avengers film ). It started off OK with the obvious NASA tie-in (and the scenes recreating the '64/'65 NY World's Fair which I attended, thumbs up to that), but midway there seemed to be a change in tone with posturing mixed in with the whimsy.

The scene showing the Eiffel Tower as a rocket/launch pad were nice (if it would have happened in real life, the French tour guides would have gone on strike, like they recently did for a spike in pickpockets, closing down the tower LOL). Would have left in the concluding scene at Pad 39A; maybe it could have shifted the tone of the ending? But the real star was actress Raffey Cassidy as Athena, the young rogue android. She puts Chuck Norris to shame; give her her own movie!

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I had high hopes to see this movie, but after what I've read here I doubt I will go to the movie to see it. I'm not into lefty Hollywood preachy movies anyway, i.e The Day After Tomorrow. Oh well. Not surprised though. Maybe on DVD.

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This could have been a great movie. Start with the TWA moon rocket ride and take it from there. Walt Disney would have been proud of that.

One star * for special effects.

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