"Escape from Tomorrow" tells the story of man who experiences a mental breakdown while on vacation with his family at Disney World. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is low-budget horror film, filmed entirely in black and white, that features iconic Disney characters committing violent acts against park visitors and Disney Princesses as prostitutes.
The film premiered at Sundance back in January and many assumed that it would never see commercial distribution as the director, Randy Clark, filmed at both the Disney World park in Florida and at Disneyland in California without notifying Disney officials.
Disney has remained uncharacteristically quiet about the film. After "Escape from Tomorrow" premiered at Sundance, Disney stated that it was aware of the film, but declined to comment further. Now with an impending release date of Oct. 11, Disney is still declining to issue any sort of official statement or comments about the film.
Questions have been raised about the legality of the film, particularly in regards to use of a bloodied Mickey Mouse glove in the advertising campaign in addition to font on the movie poster that looks strikingly similar to the font used on Disney movie posters. Some have argued that Disney's silence about the whole film speaks louder than words. Disney is seemingly unwilling to play into the film's aggressive publicity campaign and that could hurt the film in the long run.