With Disney’s upcoming sci-fi thriller starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie slated for a release this year, ID&T are ready to fight the corporation over the ‘Tomorrowland’ title.
The friction between Disney and Tomorrowland just got even more bitter. ID&T, the company that organizes the massive Belgium gathering, has asked Disney to change the title of their upcoming movie in the nations where they hold rights over the ‘Tomorrowland’ title, namely – Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands.
The feud between the two dates back to the time when Tomorrowland announced it’s expansion into the States in 2013. The festival was forced to rename itself TomorrowWorld as the film giants held the US rights to the name ‘Tomorrowland’ since 1970.
Sharon Daboul, ID&T’s white collared representative, said to the Belfast Telegraph:
“Disney has a trademark registration in the USA for the term Tomorrowland, dating back to 1970. With this registration, it was successfully able to prevent the music festival from calling itself Tomorrowland when it launched in the USA. However, the music festival has the rights to the term in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and has prevented Disney from using the name in these countries.”
Let’s see how this battle shapes up in the near future. In the meanwhile, check out the official trailer of the movie:
(Cover Image Courtesy: Tomorrowland Facebook)