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Page 27 of 51 26 POST JUNE 2015 place where the best and bright- est people in the world came together…" says Frank Walker, George Clooney's character in Disney's sci-fi/ac- tion/adventure/mystery Tomorrowland. Frank is describing the film's fictional To- morrowland, which draws from Disney's three generations of theme parks and Walt Disney's futuristic visions. But, "best and brightest" could just as easily be said for the film's produc- tion — two-time Oscar-winner George Clooney, two-time Oscar-winner writer/ director Brad Bird, writer Damon Linde- lof (Emmy winner for Lost), Oscar-win- ning composer Michael Giacchino, Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, Emmy award-winning pro- duction designer Scott Chambliss, and, providing a majority of the visual ef- fects, Industrial Light & Magic, which has accumulated 16 Oscars and 33 Oscar nominations over the years. Craig Ham- mack and Eddie Pasquarello supervised ILM's work. In the film, Frank, a disillusioned, grumpy, former boy genius, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teenager, take on a seemingly impossible mission: discover the secrets in a place called Tomorrowland, which exists who- knows-where in space and time. "The way Brad and Damon tell the story, it's made of fun chunks that come together for an adventure," Hammack says. "The city [of Tomorrowland] is the goal in the movie, but you don't spend a ton of time inside any one development of the city. The film is made of many individual gags." Nor did the filmmakers spend time in any one place. In total, the film has more than 90 different combinations of sets and locations, including the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland and the "Car- A Whole New World "A BY BARBARA ROBERTSON ILM helps build the future in Disney's Tomorrowland

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