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 parks. Says Wikipedia:
Each version of the land is different and features numerous attractions that depict views of the future. Disneyland Park (Paris) includes a similar area called Discoveryland, which shares some elements with other Tomorrowlands but emphasizes Jules Verne-inspired visions of a future that never came to fruition.
Walt Disney was known for his futurist views and, through his television programs, showed the American public how the world was moving into the future. Tomorrowland was the realized culmination of his views. In his own words: "Tomorrow can be a wonderful age. Our scientists today are opening the doors of the Space Age to achievements that will benefit our children and generations to come. The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future."
Curious. So I think we can say that Tomorrowland is about a vision of the future as perceived back in 1952... maybe? Hmm. What 1950s-centric futuristic ideas might be included? Flying cars? Ray guns?Space stations? Stay-at-home moms?