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World of Tomorrow (2015)

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A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.



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Cast overview:
Julia Pott ...
Emily (voice)
Winona Mae ...
Emily Prime (voice)


A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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Winona Mae, the voice of Emily Prime, is animator Don Hertzfeldt's niece. See more »


Emily: Now is the envy of all of the dead.
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Edited into The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015) See more »


Composed by Reinhold Glière (as Reinhold Gliere)
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A 16 Minute Mind F*@%
17 January 2016 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The science fiction genre is no stranger to themes of artificial intelligence surpassing human capacity, the exploration of space and the discovery of space creatures, or even the pursuit of immortality through social media or other means of preservation. World of Tomorrow, the latest piece from Oscar nominated writer/director Don Hertzfeldt (Rejected), manages to wrap all of these themes into a 16 minute animated short film. Too much to cover in too little time you say? Hertzfeldt's short masterpiece will prove you wrong, taking its audience on a mind bending journey into the future and acting as a humorous allegory for the dangers of human disconnection in a world lived via the internet.

World of Tomorrow follows Emily, a young girl voiced by Winona Mae (Hertzfeldt's own four-year-old niece who was recorded at play with the recordings subsequently being fit into the film). Emily receives a video call from 227 years in the future when humans live between space and earth and survive in what is known as the outer- net, a vast empty space which is the...

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