For those who've been doing UFO research like me for the past few years, it's no surprise that Disney once produced a semi-documentary about UFOs, which aired one time and never again... but has been floating around on YouTube. Well, apparently there's more to that story. A whole lot more. And the up-and-coming 2014 film Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird (the Incredibles), written by Damen Lindelof (Lost, Promethius), and starring George Clooney, may pull it all out from under the rug. Or will it? Blockbuster movies about a conspiracy tend to make it unreal for people, so I'm not so sure this is a good thing.
Writer Eric Davis from Movies.com revisits the 1979 MUFON conference, where Disney animator Ward Kimball discussed his work on a Disney-backed documentary about alien and UFO disclosure... that never made it to air.
So Disney went ahead and began creating the documentary, tasking his animators with coming up with a concept for what an alien would look like, but when it came time to insert the real footage the Air Force rescinded its initial offer, all but squashing the documentary. Apparently it just didn't think the world was ready, despite Kimball being told that there was "plenty of UFO footage" by Air Force officials. Disney still had all of these animated creatures that he created for the doc, though, and so he decided to push forward, bringing on Jonathan Winters to voice many of the characters created for the movie, including an old lady who witnessed a UFO and a little boy who spots an alien through his telescope.
Although Ward Kimball and his fellow crew members were stopped in their tracks, eventually a "documentary" about UFOs -- called Tomorrowland -- did make it to air. Only one, time though:
Oddly enough, in 1995, Disney did finally produce a documentary on UFOs called Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland. Essentially this was a movie meant to promote the new Alien Encounters ride at Disney World's Tomorrowland, but some claim this was finally the government's attempt to see how the country would react to news that UFOs and aliens were real. The documentary aired one time on only five stations and was never heard of again. Luckily one person managed to record it off their VCR and a shoddy version is available to watch online. You can check it out below...
And here's a VHS recording of the documentary posted to YouTube:
Is this just another Hollywood movie? (It will probably be awesome, I'm excited!) Is this a test to see how the American people will react to information that the government/Project Blue Book has hidden the UFO phenomenon from the public? Is this another sign of disclosure?