Over the past few months, there has been much speculation about Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s upcoming sci-fi film, Tomorrowland. When we first learned of the mysterious project, it simply had a working title of “1952,” but now it seems a Disney historian may have uncovered the truth behind Tomorrowland.
Jeff Hill, a historian of all things that involve Walt Disney and the Disney Corporation, has unlocked the secrets of Brad Bird’s “1952” mystery box. According to Hill, the box was first brought out in a story meeting with Disney Executive Sean Bailey. The contents of the box were originally for Disney’s 1965 comedy That Darn Cat, starring Hayley Mills, but then alternatively re-labeled 1952. The box belonged to WED Enterprises, Walter Elias Disney’s Imagineering company.
A few weeks ago, Disney Archivist Director Becky Cline examined the contents of the box and broke down each item that appeared in the photo Damon Lindelof tweeted. It held an important clue that pointed to “Project Blue Book,” the U.S. Air Force group assigned to investigate reports of flying saucers back in the 1950s.