Tomorrowland Secrets Revealed: Let's Over Analyze The New Trailer

Yesterday afternoon, Walt Disney Pictures released the first full trailer for Brad Bird's TomorrowlandYou can watch that trailer here, in case you haven't seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Tomorowland trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me.

We will give you some background on some of the secrets that have been hinted thus far, from the Optimist viral campaign and the 1952 Disney mystery box which was revealed at the D23 Expo. Hit the jump to see over 70 Tomorrowland movie photos now.

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The new trailer opens with Frank Walker (George Clooney) sitting in his cluttered home watching a countdown on a retro tube countdown clock. What is the clock counting down to? We think the following images will give us some clues...


Walker looks on intensely and uncomfortably. The wall in the background is filled with newspaper clippings and photos, neatly organized and laid out in a way we would expect from a conspiracy theorist.


We then get to see the elaborate set of monitors that Walker is looking at. The monitor on the right has a news report saying "severe weather costs millions." On the bottom right we see a news report about "survivors awaiting disaster" relief. On the main monitor we see a riot, and images look in line with some of the other displays.

Notice the "100% probability" on a display to the left of Frank's head. Probability of what? Likely some kind of doomsday.

The Probability MachineA clip was shown from Tomorrowland at Destination D which featured Frank as a young boy wandering around the 1964-65 NY World's Fair. During the sequence he makes stops at the Carousel of Progress and the integral probability machine (actual photo from the Fair seen above). Here is a description of the device that appeared at the fair:

The Probability Machine is a device resembling an enormous upended pinball game. Thousands of plastic balls are dropped from the top of the machine, bouncing down at random from peg to peg until they land in compartments at the bottom. No one can tell in advance where any individual ball will land — but the distribution of all the balls in all the compartments is regular and predictable. These experiments repeatedly test an important aspect of the Theory of Probability — and show how science uses "chance" to detect the laws of order in a world of random events.

Its possible that Frank has developed a more advanced version of the probability machine using today's computers, allowing him to foresee the grim future.

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We see more glimpses of Frank's wall of displays, including a monitor of "international relations" and a news report saying "Powerful Storms Strike the US Midwest," with dozens of tornadoes.


A close-up look at more rioting. It seems as if it is the end times.


We then see a montage of images showing the downfall of our world.


This is the end. Or at least where we're headed.

"Every second that ticks by, the future is running out."

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We then see Casey Newton (Britt Robertson) staring up at a television news report about the rampant looting along the east coast. We then get the scene from the Tomorrowland teaser trailer where Casey discovers the Tomorrowland pin transports her to another world — we'll skip the images because you've already seen them before.


Now driving in the passenger seat of her father's pickup truck (with her dad played by Tim McGraw), she holds the pin using a tissue. Apparently only when you touch the pin with naked skin does it transport you to Tomorrowland.

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Casey tried to explain to her father about the pin's magical abilities...

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...but he doesn't seem to believe her.

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Casey asks her father if she sees this while she is in Tomorrowland, and he knocks the pin out of her hand and forces her back in reality. This scene is very interesting for a number of reasons.

First off, Casey's movement in our world affects her movement in Tomorrowland.

Secondly, she doesn't disappear from our world when she goes to Tomorrowland, both seem to run alongside one another like parallel dimensions. Tomorrowland might not be another world but another version of our world, perhaps if we had made different choices.


Lets also take a moment to reflect on this image that we're seen in various forms before, in the teaser trailer and the theatrical poster. Isn't it interesting that Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird's future world of Tomorrowland looks more like a land we would see in a fantasy movie? Surrounded by nature, the futuristic structures reach up into the sky almost like a castle in a far off land. Speaking of which, I wonder if Disney will make a play on this castle-like city in the Walt Disney Pictures opening production company credit.

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A motorcycle turns down a street, somewhere in Florida. Who is the rider? we find out in the next shot:

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Casey pulls up to a farm house, which looks like it has seen many better days. She has come here in search of something, or someone.

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Notice the red NASA baseball cap Casey is wearing. She picked that up at collections. (The scene where she first discovers the Tomorrowland pin.)

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The barking dog locked up outside is just an illusion, a hologram of some sort.

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We hear George Clooney's character tell her to go away, but that isn't going to stop Casey.


She noticed a cleverly hidden security camera hidden in the seemingly ignored or abandoned farm house.

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She flashes the Tomorrowland pin at the camera. Notice Casey is now holding the pin with her bare fingers, and somehow is not transported to Tomorrowland as we've seen previously. Through the voice over we hear Casey ask Frank to take her to Tomorrowland. So does Frank have control of a device that can transport people to the other dimension?


Frank uses some kind of tech weapon to blast Casey ten feet from the doorstep.

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George Clooney certainly knows how to make an entrance. He recognizes the Tomorrowland pin because he's seen one just like it before as a child at the New York World's Fair.

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"What you saw was a place where the best and brightest people of the world came together to actually change it"


A kid with a rocket pack jets by. We have heard that Frank soared in a rocket pack like this when he accessed Tomorrowland through a secret entrance beneath Walt Disney's "It's A Small World" attraction at the NY World's Fair. Its possible the young man flying by is young Frank Walker, played by Thomas Robinson in the movie.


Casey explores Tomorrowland. Notice the structure in the background, it has the same look as Disneyland and Disney World's popular roller coaster attraction Space Mountain, also seen in the Tomorrowland poster. A look at Disneyland's Space Mountain:


Casey watches as a flying car goes by.


...and underneath her. Casey is on a moving elevated vehicle which we have heard is called a Nonorail.

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We cut back to Casey's first visit to Frank's hidden bunker, where she discovers our post-apocalyptic future.

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Frank explains to Casey that he's been looking for "someone like" her for a really long time.


The Nonorail passes a building.

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"Why? did something happen over there?," asks Casey. "Something bad?"

Cue our villain: David Nix (Hugh Laurie), Governor of Tomorrow.

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Back in our world, someone has discovered Frank's hideout.

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Someone with ... a green laser pen?


Apparently one of Nix's thugs followed Casey to his secret hideout, exposing him. He has some kind of cool green laser gun weapon. (Or a weapon with a green laser sight, at least.)

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Frank hits a secret button in the wall.


A secret protective door closes behind them as they make a run for it.

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Just in time to protect them from the blast.

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Casey and Frank jump into the bathtub?

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They lean back in the tub as Frank prepares to push a button on his remote control.

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The bathtub is propelled into the air.

Notice that one of Nix's thugs, apparently a robot, gets his arm caught in the bathtub as its launching out into space — if you look closely you will see him fall off and explode.


We then see a cryptex cycling through numbers. Who knows whats going on here.

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Casey and Frank are now joined by Athena (Raffey Cassidy) inside the Eiffel Tower. Its worth noting that the 1952 box and the Optimist viral campaign revealed the story of Plus Ultra, a secret society founded by Tesla, Edison, Eiffel, and H.G. Welles at the 1889 World's Fair.

Eiffel met Jules Verne and Thomas Edison at his Tower apartment to start a secret society of optimists. Key members of Plus Ultra included Ray Bradbury, Amelia Earhart, Mark Twain, Nicholas Tesla, and other key scientific figures. Walt Disney was a member of Plus Ultra.

The Effel Tower is obviously a significant location for the group.

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Frank walks up to a device, which must have been hidden in the Eiffel tower by Plus Ultra.


We see men, probably Nix's robot thugs, running up the stairs at the Eiffel tower, hot on Frank's trail.

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Frank looks back, worried, as the group makes it way across a gantry to what appears to be a retro-looking rocket ship which was somehow hidden in the tower?


An unseen character shoots Casey with a raygun. If you look around the location, it appears to be a science fiction store (notice the R2D2 dome in the background of the above shot).

Tomorrowland Times says the unseen character is most likely "Kathryn Hahn as Ursula Gernsbach, proprietor of the "Blast from the Past" antique store."ZZ03522A2C

Notice some other geeky sci-fi references all around the background of this shot.


Athena whips out her ray gun.


A guy in a rocket pack (likely young Frank) blasts by the camera to give us another look at the futuristic world of Tomorrowland.


Doors open to reveal that Frank, Casey and Athena are now captured by David Nix and his robot thugs.

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Athena is on top of a mech robot piloting it.

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We see Athena lead the mech in combat.

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Casey now steps into some kind of dome that surrounds her with images of our Earth.


The image of the city shows waters flooding between the skyscrapers – our ultimate doom. Is this a prediction of our future or does Nix have a device that can see our actual future?

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David Nix explains that Frank thinks she can "fix the future." He now appears to be aiding Casey and Frank, unlike in earlier scenes.


The Tomorrowland pin is put into a device, activating it and presenting a glowing light around the pin.


The secret rocket launch gantry emerges from beneath the Eiffel Tower.


Including a huge space ship.


Nix's robotic thugs (top of the frame) jump off the gantry platform towards the rocket ship.


The thugs try to smash through the rocket ship before it takes off.

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The rocket ship activates and prepares for liftoff.

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Frank, Casey, and Athena prepare for launch from the rocket ship's cockpit. Frank tells Casey to "Hang on!" Notice the steampunk-looking coolness of this rocket ship interior.


Tourists use their cellphones to snap photos and take video of the surprising rocket ship launch from the streets of Paris.

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The rocket ship takes off to reveal the Tomorrowland movie logo.

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After the credit block we see footage of Casey walking through the cornfield towards the futuristic city of Tomorrowland. "You wanted to see Tomorrowland, here it comes" promises Frank over voice over.

So what did you think of the Tomorrowland trailer? Is there anything we may have missed? Let us know in the comments below!