New Tomorrowland is Packed With Retro-Futuristic Goodness

By Matt Novak on at

Walt Disney Pictures has released a short video showing off some of the retro inspiration for its upcoming movie, Tomorrowland. Many elements of the film are still shrouded in mystery, but you may notice a lot of familiar footage in the new teaser.

Did you catch all that? We saw Walt Disney's vision for colonies on Mars, futuristic monorails, and the Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow known as EPCOT. Not to mention Disney himself with Garco the robot. If this doesn't get you nerds excited about this movie, I don't know what will. (Aside from the rumours that Nikola Tesla makes a cameo, I guess.)

Much of the footage you see in the short video can be found on the DVD set called Walt Disney Treasures, Tomorrow Land: Disney In Space and Beyond. The two-disc package was released in 2004 and was part of the now-defunct Walt Disney Treasures collection.

It's honestly one of my favourite DVDs of all time but I haven't watched it in years. I guess now I know what I'll be doing in lieu of actually getting to see Tomorrowland this week, which sadly won't debut in cinemas until May 22nd.

This article originally appeared on Paleofuture, a Gizmodo blog looking into the future that never was