Tomorrowland was first and foremost a design challenge for the entire creative team as proposed to us by Director Brad Bird. The mission was to design and build a complete virtual city. It needed a 1950’s optimism, free of cynicism, to start. He said Tomorrowland should “feel like the perfect blend between art and science.”
We were tasked to cover three time periods in Tomorrowland’s evolution: 1964, 1984 and 2014. 1964 depicts the city under construction. The 1984 version is the ideal and “fully realized” Pin Experience version, and finally, the dystopian “what went wrong?” version of Tomorrowland in present day 2014.
The final result was a true, functioning version of the place that Walt and Disney Imagineering eluded to in Disneyland’s original Tomorrowland while also incorporating Brad’s and Damon Lindelof’s vision of the city. We even paid homage to Space Mountain – The iconic mountain appears several times in the film.