It’s a rare thing when the makers of a movie have a sense of humor about its failure. But that’s what’s happened with Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland. A new trailer promoting the Blu-ray release jokes about how Tomorrowland’s optimistic viewpoint didn’t play with destruction-craving audiences.
Ever since Disney and Pixar announced they’d be making The Incredibles 2, I’ve been obsessed with it. Partially that’s because I’m such a huge fan of Brad Bird’s original, pitch perfect superhero team/family film. But also it’s because I can’t figure out how the hell they’re going to make it work.
There’s a meme going around that Tomorrowland underperformed at the box office because people weren’t ready for its message of optimism. There’s just one problem — Tomorrowland isn’t an optimistic film at all.
Lots of movies have a wonderful first half, followed by a blah second half. Setup is often easier than follow-through. But Tomorrowland, out today, might become the clearest example of this syndrome. And the reason Tomorrowland falls apart halfway through is because it sinks into Baby Boomer angst. Spoilers ahead...
This third Tomorrowland trailer not only includes a ton of new footage, but a decent portion of an entire scene — one where androids invade George Clooney’s house, only to discover his rather impressive home security system. But it’s only made us more intrigued in Brad Bird’s new film.
Producer Steven Paul Leiva (Space Jam) put this bit of wonderful ephemera on his YouTube channel awhile back, and it’s well worth taking three minutes to watch: the “pencil-test trailer” for an animated version of Will Eisner’s The Spirit that was almost made in 1980 by Brad Bird and Gary Kurtz.
We've seen some neat visuals from the earlier Tomorrowland trailers, but this one...this one is just adorable. Between the crazy inventions and the action in our retrofuturistic city, it feels like Brad Bird is channeling 1980s-era Steven Spielberg. And just like that, we're excited.
We're still not entirely sure what's going on in Brad Bird's upcoming film Tomorrowland, but we are excited to spend time in the shimmering city that the movie is teasing, one packed with futuristic vehicles, inviting public spaces, and skyscrapers from a forgotten version of the future.
We've got an exclusive video of The Iron Giant director Brad Bird playing with Mondo's Iron Giant Delux Figure. And the music combined with the Giant's face is just... eep... we... mustn't cry... Oh dear, here we go.
The Parr family is being called into action once again. After all, the world never stays saved.
George Clooney has arrived on set to Brad Bird's new Disney picture Tomorrowland. And while we think we know who Clooney and Britt Robertson (left) are playing, who is this young lady on the right? Speculations to follow.
Oh man, we are loving the retro feel of these set photos from Brad Bird's Tomorrowland. Every single extra, prop and set piece looks like it stepped right out of the classic Disney reels. We are loving this!
Behold, the retro world of Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's mysterious Tomorrowland movie. So this is what a film inspired by a box of random Disney World crap from 1952 looks like. Retro!
Although we were unable to get Brad Bird as the director of the upcoming Star Wars sequel, he's clearly had the franchise on his mind. Apparently he was recently talking with Patton Oswalt, and told the comedian how he'd change the beginning of Return of the Jedi.
A potential plotline for Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's mysterious Tomorrowland movie is one part AI and two parts Brave New World. The movie, inspired by a box of random Disney World memorabilia from 1952 has had us all fairly befuddled. What does a box of crap have to do with Lindelof and Bird? What does it all…
Attention! Attention! Disney has just announced that Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's much anticipated and very very secret Disney movie, known as 1952 and inspired by a box of Disney junk, has been renamed Tomorrowland. Disney fans may recognize the name as one of the five themed areas that make up the Disney theme…
Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird's recent sci-fi collaboration, oddly titled 1952, is shrouded in Spielberg face wonder and mystery... until now (maybe).
We were really, really hoping that Brad Bird would be directing Disney's upcoming Star Wars movie, especially after Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt signed on to write the script. Alas, it is not meant to be. Bird has just confirmed over Twitter that he won't be directing the next Star Wars film.
The mysterious new science fiction project being directed by Brad Bird keeps getting more interesting. First of all, we learn from the Hollywood Reporter that the movie's codename had changed from 1952 to Tesla — which is just a codename, not the official title. But it's still interesting.
Yeah, sure, today we're choosing which of those two guys gets the "Leader of the Free World" job and stuff. But let's not lose sight of the most important thing: who's going to direct Star Wars: Episode VII? We all know that Brad Bird is the best guy for the job*, and now The Unlearning Channel has a great campaign…