You can soon see Mickey Mouse back on the big screen, but it’s not your typical Disney flick. The iconic smiling mouse makes an appearance in Escape from Tomorrow, a surrealistic neo-noir film, which was shot without permission at Disney’s theme parks in California and Florida.
The movie, directed by Randy Moore, features a father who suffers a mental breakdown while he’s vacationing at the theme parks with his family. He soon cannot tell the difference between his hallucinations and reality, taking the audience along for a nightmarish decent into his madness.
Though it premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, many were skeptical about it ever making it to mass audiences because the director did not have legal permission from Disney. However, Slate.com is reporting that it appears Disney is electing to not respond, likely because the company doesn’t want to attract more attention to the movie. Furthermore, the film would likely be covered by fair use protection, according to the news site.
Local audiences interested in seeing the film will get their first chance on Oct. 11 when it hits the screens at two theatres in the Los Angeles area: Sundance Sunset and Downtown Independent. The movie will also be screened at Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, along with a handful of other theatres across the nation.
For more information about the movie and to watch the official trailer, visit escapefromtomorrow.com.