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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.

Director:

Don Hertzfeldt

Writer:

Don Hertzfeldt
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Cast

Cast overview:
Julia Pott Julia Pott ... Emily (voice)
Winona Mae Winona Mae ... Emily Prime (voice)
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A little girl is taken on a mind-bending tour of her distant future.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Don Hertzfeldt's first digitally animated film. All of his other films were shot on 16mm and 35mm, but he animated this film using a Cintiq tablet, Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. He stated in an interview that he did this because that since the film takes place in the future and that the future looks so abstract, it would be impossible and time consuming to do it right on film. See more »

Quotes

Emily: I am very proud of my sadness because it means I am more alive.
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Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Suite
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"The World of Tomorrow" is strange and a bit disjointed, but still very entertaining.
8 February 2016 | by dave-mcclainSee all my reviews

"World of Tomorrow" (United States, 17 min.) – This film tells its story by animating stick figures and laying them over simple, but colorful and imaginative backgrounds. A little girl who sounds like she's 3 or 4 is visited through her television set by a clone of herself (a few clone generations removed) from 200 years in the future. The future Emily tells "Emily Prime" about life in the future and how all this came to be, as well as taking Emily Prime into the TV so she can see a place called the "outer-net". This film is silly, but inventive, deriving its humor from the quirkiness of people in the future, their whimsical references to death and from the reactions of a toddler hearing and seeing things that adults would have a hard time understanding. The script also works in some social commentary and even a couple deep thoughts such as, "You only appreciate the present when it's the past." Enjoyable, but weird. "A-"


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