LOS ANGELES — “Many of the things that seem impossible now… will become realities tomorrow.”

For all that Walt Disney imagined about the future — rapid mass transit, robotics, space travel — it’s hard to believe he died in 1966, three years before humans would land on the moon and decades before many of his dreams would become realities. Many are yet to come.

The latest extension of that vision is Tomorrowland, director Brad Bird’s action-adventure movie that plays with the idea that Walt’s theme-park attraction was a front for something much, much more advanced.

In this featurette from Walt Disney Studios, shared exclusively with Mashable, see Bird, co-writer Damon Lindelof, George Clooney — and even ol’ Walt himself — make the deep connection between the man, the park, the movie and the vision.

“In our modern world,” Disney says, “everywhere we look, we see the influence science has on our daily lives.” That goes for on-screen, too.

Tomorrowland hits theaters nationwide on May 22.

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