In an interview nine years in the making, Nick talks with legendary graphic designer Clint Schultz about his experience working on Tomorrowland, including the film’s iconic pin and the secretive 1952 box!

This discussion acts as a companion piece to the comprehensive article Clint wrote for the July 2015 issue of the Art Directors Guild Perspective Magazine.


On the 10th anniversary of Disney’s “The Optimist” alternate reality game, The Tomorrowland Times Podcast presents a retrospective chat with one of its contributors: 

Writer, experience designer, and creative director Chad Jones.


To celebrate the 7th anniversary of the theatrical release of Tomorrowland, The Tomorrowland Times Podcast is proud to present a special interview with legendary storyboard artist Marc Vena. His work on the film encompassed several key sequences, including a few tantalizing omissions!

Marc was kind enough to give us permission to cut together a story reel of his boards for one of the movie's most intriguing deleted scenes. This version of the "Boat Ride" sequence features more backstory for the Plus Ultra secret society, which would eventually become the Origin of Plus Ultra animated short.

This deleted sequence was filmed and CG models were drafted by ILM, but it was never finished, having been excised prior to the reshoots which restructured the film. 



There's no delicate way to share this news, but Athena's corpse just sold ⁠— alongside several other pieces of original Tomorrowland make-up effects ⁠— as part of the Bill Terezakis estate auction.


Legendary make-up effects artist Bill Terezakis passed away in June of 2021, and the contents of his WCT Productions facility were auctioned today by Direct Liquidation in Canada. He was credited on Tomorrowland as "Special Make-up Effects", a position which he also served on Disney's Tron: Legacy and dozens of other Hollywood productions. 

Included in the Tomorrowland lots were several versions of Ursula Gernsback's (Kathryn Hahn's) decapitated head, as well as multiple Dave Clarks, and even a full-scale young Frank figure. Molds without production castings were also available, including the Plus Ultra Jules Verne and Thomas Edison mannequins. 

We attempted to acquire several lots for our eventual Tomorrowland Times Museum of the Future, but were mostly unsuccessful. The level of bidding competition, while disappointing for us, hopefully indicates a renewed interest in the film. We will remain optimistic that Athena, Ursula, and the gang found a good home. 

While all the lots labelled "Tomorrowland" (and, humorously, "Tomorrow Land") fetched a hefty sum, there were a few items from the film in Bill's estate that the liquidation company was not able to identify, and we were able to obtain. Stay tuned for more on our acquisitions for the Tomorrowland Times Archive.

full gallery of auction photos can be found here for reference.

You can watch the live bidding captured on our YouTube channel:


Would you love to see Tomorrowland again on the big screen?

Dreamers in Japan may have that opportunity thanks to the Dreampass on-demand cinema service. This program allows audience members to vote for films they would like to see screened in their local theater, with Tomorrowland being one of the films currently available. 

While the film has not yet crossed the threshold for screening at the time of this writing, its official availability on the platform alongside a limited selected of other titles speaks to Disney's willingness to keep the film in circulation, which was uncertain considering its recent disappearance from the Disney+ streaming service in the United States.

With any luck this form of audience-driven theatrical screening service will make its way to domestic cinema chains in the future, and your community's next showing of Tomorrowland could be just one vote organizing campaign away. 

Thanks to YuuDai Nojiri for the heads-up!