Disney's Tomorrowland

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This week I attended a special preview screening of Disney’s Tomorrowland.

There has been so much hype about this film- mostly because George Clooney is in it, but for me -a die hard Disney fan- the film is more about the message it embodies.

Tomorrowland hearkens back to the roots of Walt Disney’s philosophy, the celebration of optimism, dreamers and thinkers.

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“From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. “

It tells an epic story that touches upon the possible end of mankind and Planet Earth — and then seeks out a solution for our ills that is rooted in creative people doing exceptional things for the greater good.

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What set’s this film apart for me is that it has not one but two strong female teen leads, Britt Robertson as Casey and Raffey Cassidy as Athena!  Showing not pretty princesses but creative, intelligent forward thinking gals who like to get their science on, {SPOILER} well one of them actually is a piece of science.  An empowering film for every young lady to see showing her it’s possible to dream of any future you want and that you have the power to make the world a better place.  Please if you have a young gal in your life- a niece, daughter, granddaughter or friend, take her to see this film.

Shifting throughout several time periods throughout the film, from 1960’s to 1980’s and “the future”,  Costume Designer Jeffrey Kurland (Inception), wasn’t trying to spark a fashion trend but to create something with a timeless appeal.

Bird told VARIETY when speaking about the films costumes, “Although outsiders gain entry to Tomorrowland by acquiring a special pin, the city itself changes over the decades. For example, the pin Britt Robertson’s character finds is from 1984, so that’s the version of Tomorrowland she sees when she touches it: People are wearing ’80s colors, and it’s the future as seen from the ’80s. As in the real world, however, characters each have different fashion tastes, and their wardrobe reflects a variety of forward-thinking styles, rather than matching uniforms.  Ultimately, the trick wasn’t to anticipate the future, but to make creative choices that would still look good tomorrow — and for decades to come.”

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As for merchandise….See this pin?

It’s what EVERY Disney fan both kid and adult alike is going to want to own after watching Tomorrowland.  Trust me, just get it now.

Disney’s Tomorrowland opens nationwide Friday May 22, 2015.

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