NYCC: Disney to Preview ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ at New York Comic-Con

Short on details, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed its plans to present at the 2014 New York Comic Con on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

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‘Before Tomorrowland’ Novel/Comic to Establish Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’

Disney's 'Tomorrowland'Amazon is listing Before Tomorrowland, a ‘deluxe novel’ which ‘dives into the history and ancient conspiracy behind the world of Tomorrowland with an action-packed original story.’ The publisher’s description also notes that the title is ‘perfect for fans of Tomorrowland and fans of science fiction and alternative history.’ The 288 page novel — which also includes a 20 page full-color comic insert — is currently slated to be released on April 7, 2015, just shy of two months before the film’s May 22, 2015 release date. The book is a combined effort of Brad Bird (director/co-writer/story), Damon Lindelof (co-writer/story) and Jeff Jensen (story) along with noted comics writer and illustrator, Jonathan Case.

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Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Official Synopsis

Disney's 'Tomorrowland'With filming well underway, most recently at the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney Studios has provided us with an official synopsis for Tomorrowland from Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof.

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s  Tomorrowland, a riveting mystery adventure 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.

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‘Tomorrowland’ Begins Filming in Vancouver

Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy and Thomas Robinson. The film is directed, produced and co-written by two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird. Damon Lindelof and Jeffrey Chernov are also producers. The screenplay is written by Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof from a story by Lindelof & Jeff Jensen and Brad Bird.

Jeff Jensen and John Walker will executive produce with Bernard Bellew and Tom Peitzman, VFX producer serving as co-producers.

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D23 Expo: ‘Tomorrowland’ Unlocks ’1952′ Secrets, Disneyland’s Lost ‘Jet-Man’ Attraction

Tomorrowland AppAs we reported yesterday, there is a prominent booth at the D23 Expo this weekend which will remain under cover until after today’s arena presentation covering upcoming live action films including Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland.

Thanks to a free app released today, appropriately titled ‘Tomorrowland D23,’ we now have some additional insight into what the pavilion will share with attendees — the mysterious contents of the case titled ’1952′ reportedly discovered in the Animation building’s ‘morgue’ which served to inspire the film.

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D23 Expo: ‘Tomorrowland’ Film Poses More Questions Than Answers; App Coming

'Tomorrowland' Booth at D23 Expo‘Well this is a shocker,’ said absolutely nobody when it came to Disney’s D23 Expo and Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland project’s presence there. Attendees of the D23 Expo which kicks off today will no doubt notice the massive translucently-curtained booth that shamelessly advertises which upcoming Disney project it’s there to support.

But attendees won’t be able to visit and explore it — at least not until after the Walt Disney Studios live action presentation on Saturday, in which the film will be talked about and teased by Bird who is also slated to appear at the Expo’s Dream Store for an appearance/signing as well.

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D23 Expo: Major Schedule Updates Include ‘Frozen’ Panel, Brad Bird Signing

Late last night, the D23 Expo schedule received a major overhaul with appearances, signings, panels and other events as well as more specific start — and more importantly — end times. While each attendee should carefully pour over the additions, here are just a few of the highlights we spotted:

  • Disney Animation (Friday, Arena, 10 am) – allotted a whopping 2 1/2 hours. The Studios presentation (Saturday, Arena, 10:30 am) is given 2 hours.
  • Pixar’s Angus MacLane Buzz Lightyear Small Fry action figures signing (Friday, Disney Living, 4:30 pm)
  • Marty Sklar signing (Friday, Talent Round-Up, 4:15 pm)

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Disney Dates ‘Planes 2,’ ‘Tomorrowland,’ Untitled Marvel, ‘Into the Woods’ and Renames ‘Muppets… Again’ Again.

Walt Disney Studios has made several announcements regarding its upcoming film slate:

  • Planes 2: Fire and Rescue in 3D is slated for release on July 18, 2014
  • Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has been re-scheduled for December 12, 2014 (up from December 19)
  • Two ‘Untitled’ films from Marvel Studios have been slated for May 6, 2016 and May 5, 2017
  • The Muppets… Again has been renamed to Muppets Most Wanted
  • Saving Mr. Banks opens for limited release on December 13, 2013. Wide release remains December 20, 2013

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’1952′ with George Clooney Re-titled ‘Tomorrowland’

The Walt Disney Studios has announced that its live-action release previously known as 1952 will be titled Tomorrowland. The film will be released domestically on December 19, 2014. George Clooney (The Descendants) is set to star.

Tomorrowland is written by Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof (Star Trek, LostPrometheus) will produce and Bird (The IncrediblesMission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce and direct.

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First Look: ‘Waking Sleeping Beauty’ Doc Looks at Rebirth of Disney Animation

020 Waking Sleeping Beauty, directed by Disney film producer Don Hahn and co-produced by Hahn and Peter Schneider, is an upcoming documentary that goes behind the scenes of the rebirth of Disney Animation with films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King.

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these stills from the film which capture the essence of what went in to creating a series of films that defined an entire generation of new fans of Disney animation.

Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version or click on the PicLens link to start the slideshow.

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