Disney’s Tomorrowland stars George Clooney , Hugh Laurie and Britt Robertson in an epic science fiction movie from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as Tomorrowland.

Britt Robertson and George Clooney in Tomorrowland (Photo credit: www.GV.com.sg)

Britt Robertson and George Clooney in Tomorrowland
(Credit: Disney)

What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever. Featuring a screenplay by Brad Bird and Lost writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof, from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Bird, Tomorrowland promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The trailer gives a sneak peek of the impressive visuals and I can’t wait for this movie to take me deep into the realm of fantasy, that is Tomorrowland. Counting down the days until it shows in cinemas here. Meanwhile, here are some interesting facts about the movie.

The Theme Park

Tomorrowland is one of the themed areas in Disneyland themed parks. When Tomorrowland in Disneyland opened in 1955, Disney Imagineers were presenting the future as they perceived it would be in 1986!

Tomorrowland in the Disney movie (Photo credit: www.GV.com.sg)

Tomorrowland in the Disney movie
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 On Location

Instead of a virtual set or building a physical set from scratch, they used a real life location to shoot this film. It is the futuristic-­looking City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain. This place was designed by Santiago Calatrava whose work was already serving as an inspiration for production designer Scott Chambliss.

The City of Arts & Science in Valencia, Spain (Photo credit: www.forocio.com)

The City of Arts in Valencia, Spain
(Credit: www.forocio.com)

As Real as it Gets

Filmmakers paid a farmer to grow winter wheat that had a particular shade of amber—director Brad Bird’s vision of rural perfection. Then the crew moved to a farm in Enderby, in British Columbia’s Okanagan, to shoot the Walker farm and its cornfields, also grown specifically for the production.

Britt Robertson finds herself in a wheat field, a mysterious other dimension (Photo credit: www.GV.com.sg)

Britt Robertson finds herself in a mysterious other dimension
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The Game

In 2013, there was an alternate reality game  The Optimist launched by Disney as a lead up to this movie. Walt Disney Imagineering and the Walt Disney Studios partnered to launch The Optimist, which acted as a promotional alternate reality game which set up several key plot points which will be unveiled in Tomorrowland. At the end of The Optimist, each player received a special pin, as seen in the Tomorrowland trailer. This pin is also similar to the Disneyland trading pins found throughout the Disney parks.

Tomorrowland pin  (Photo credit: www.GV.com.sg)

Tomorrowland pin
(Credit: Disney)

Tomorrowland Party

Just on May 9, Disney threw a huge Tomorrowland premiere party. Disney walled off Tomorrowland and made it exclusive to their A-list guests, transporting them away from the throngs of park visitors into a party world of their own. The event was complete with no waits to ride on all of the land’s attractions such as Space Mountain. The star of Disney’s Tomorrowland, George Clooney, and his wife Amal brought along niece Mia Alamuddin to this red carpet event at Downtown Disney.

George Clooney plays former boy-genius inventor Frank Walker in Disney's Tomorrowland (Photo credit: www.GV.com.sg)

George Clooney plays former boy-genius inventor Frank Walker in Disney’s Tomorrowland
(Credit: www.GV.com.sg)

Tomorrowland opened in cinemas on May 21.