Tomorrowland

Even before we knew the official title, speculation ran rampant about how Brad Bird‘s latest film tied into Disney history. When the title was revealed to be Tomorrowland, some additional clues came to light. More was then revealed at the D23 Expo and again when shooting began. Now, the co-writer and director has harnessed his inner teenage girl and posted a selfie on Twitter. That selfie, however, just happens to be in front of an old school Disney ad, raising even more questions. Check it out below.

Here’s Bird’s Tweet.

The Carousel of Progress is a ride that currently lives in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kindgom in Walt Disney World, Orlando FL. It was created for the 1964 World’s Fair (as seen in the poster) by Walt Disney himself. After that, it was at Disneyland in California before being transported to Florida. Below is a video of the entire performance, or you can just read about it on Wikipedia.

We already knew Tomorrowland had something to do with that World’s Fair, both from the leaked photos and 1952 box. But why is Bird showing us this now? Does the story of the ride play into the movie? Or maybe the fact the ride has travelled? We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m loving how Tomorrowland is sprinkling Disney history into its own narrative.

Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, co-written by Damon Lindelof and starring George Clooney, opens May 22, 2015.

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