At the D23 Expo this weekend, Disney has revealed new logos for a bunch of its new projects, one of them is Tomorrowland
, named for the futuristic section of Disneyland.
I agree the Tomorrowland
’s logo is perhaps the best, with its sunrise implications of a new dawn (below).
A project shrouded in secrecy with many a clue dropped but not much in the way of concrete information is scheduled to reveal its secrets nationwide on December 12th, 2014.
The film, which will star George Clooney
as the grizzled inventor, Frank Walker and Hugh Laurie
as the villain David Nix is said to be inspired by a strange, unexplained box marked ‘1952’ in the Disney archives. Co-writer and producer Damon Lindelof
and director Brad Bird
‘revealed’ the contents of this box – all sorts of material related to Walt Disney and his imagineers, who started working on the theme park version in 1952.
Along with the sci-fi pulp magazine ‘Amazing Stories’ there was this nine-inch Phonovision disc (above), dated November 1963, and titled ‘A History of Tomorrow.’
Though the disc was scratched, some information had been extracted, revealing a cartoon that reportedly suggested how Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Jules Verne and Gustave Eiffel met at the Paris World’s Fair of 1889 to ‘dream about a better future for the planet,’ using some kind of technology. A letter accompanying the disc pointed out that Edison and Tesla were bitter rivals for years, and whatever brought them together must have been spectacular.
also stars Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson
and perhaps Judy Greer
. Production just began for the flick last week.