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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.


Don Hertzfeldt


Don Hertzfeldt
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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Julia Pott Julia Pott ... Emily (voice)
Winona Mae 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. All of her dialogue in the film was unscripted and edited into the story from recorded conversations when she was four years old. See more »


The moon always presents the same face to the Earth and orbits the earth once every 28 days, which means the robots escaping the darkness are circling the moon at that same rate. The "dark side of the moon" is called that only because that is the face which is not visible from Earth, not because it is always in darkness. See more »


Emily: Emily Prime, there is another reason I have contacted you today. You retain an early memory that I have forgotten, that was very important to me. I wish to retrieve it from you before I die. I shall extract this memory from you now.
Emily Prime: This is me. And mommy. This is me and mommy walking. This is me and mommy walking.
Emily: Thank you, Emily. This will bring me great comfort in the days ahead.
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Unique and Rather Original
26 February 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

World of Tomorrow (2015)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Don Hertzfeldt's rather unique and original animated short deals with a young girl who is visited from the future by her third clone, which takes her into the future and show her how the world has changed in the two hundred plus years.

I'm watching this short a couple days before the Oscars are actually announced and I must admit that I'll be shocked if something beats this. Well, it's the Oscars so I guess anything is possible but this is a rather clever, original and unique little gem that manages to be rather smart throughout its 17 minute running time. The animation itself is rather laid back but I thought this approach actually worked extremely well and especially when you consider that it's the screenplay and story that is really selling the material. Both Julia Pott and Winona Mae are extremely effective with their voices and really sell the characters quite nicely.

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