“Escape from Tomorrow” is a genuinely surprising, extremely uneven, downright experimental little movie that’s bound to be buzzy in film and intellectual property circles because of how it was made as much as what it’s about: Writer/director Randy Moore shot the fantasy-horror film, his first feature, guerrilla-style, without permission, at Walt Disney World and Epcot Center.
Disney is not known for anything approaching calm or restraint when it comes to their IP. Disney famously sued the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for using Snow White during the 1989 Oscar telecast, and former Disney chairman Michael Eisner was quoted in Barron’s back in 1990 as noting, “When it comes to intellectual property, you can’t be too litigious.”
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‘Escape From Tomorrow’
Starring: Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber, Katelynn Rodriguez
Running time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Theater: Alamo Slaughter Lane