In the upcoming sci-fi mystery adventure film Tomorrowland, a cynical old scientist and bright teenager must team up to unravel an enigma that catapults the duo through time and space. The movie harkens back to a period when hope for the future was laden with thoughts of jet packs, automatic convenience and an abundance for all. As part of that optimism, Chevrolet has announced a partnership with Disney to help promote the new Volt, framed as the automaker’s bid for a brighter tomorrow.

“Tomorrowland is a place where nothing is impossible, which is something that Chevrolet believes can exist in the here and now,” said Tim Mahoney, Vice President, Global Chevrolet, in a press release. “The Chevrolet spirit reflects the hopes and possibilities of tomorrow in real instruments of change for today like the next-generation Chevrolet Volt.”

The promo will see a TV spot and digital adverts beginning in early May.

As a reminder, Chevy’s idea of a brighter future for today involves 50 miles of emission-free driving and 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups. The Volt has seen extensive revisions for 2016, including an updated exterior, a reorganized interior space, and a lighter, more efficient drivetrain.

Tomorrowland is scheduled for theatrical release May 22nd, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.

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Chevy and Disney have worked together several times in the past, with previous collaborations including a “reimagined” test track attraction at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Chevy’s designation as the official vehicle of the Shanghai Disney Resort.

It isn’t at all surprising to see Chevy pushing hard to frame the new Volt in a futuristic light. After all, it’s GM’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid, and the heavily redesigned new generation just dropped this year at Detroit Auto Show. The first Volts did not sell as well as GM had originally hoped, which means the new model has a bit of catching up to do. Which leaves the question – will audiences buy it today, as they do in Tomorrowland?

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Press Release

At their core, Disney and Chevrolet are entities of optimism, believing that with a little ingenuity, anything is possible. They will come together in the new Disney film “Tomorrowland” to imagine the possibilities.

The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt and EN-V concepts appear in the backdrops of the present day and Tomorrowland. The film’s U.S. debut is May 22.

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.

“Tomorrowland is a place where nothing is impossible, which is something that Chevrolet believes can exist in the here and now,” said Tim Mahoney, vice president, Global Chevrolet. “The Chevrolet spirit reflects the hopes and possibilities of tomorrow in real instruments of change for today like the next-generation Chevrolet Volt.”

The first marketing efforts for the 2016 Chevrolet Volt will be tied to Tomorrowland. A television spot and digital advertising will debut in early May.

The all-new Volt is an electric car with extended range, showcasing a sleeker, sportier design that offers 50 miles of EV range, greater efficiency and stronger acceleration. The Volt’s new, efficient propulsion system will offer an estimated total driving range of more than 400 miles. With regular charging, owners can expect to average more than 1,000 miles between gas fill-ups.

Chevrolet and Disney have a long history of collaboration around the globe.

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