The Absent-Minded Professor (Widescreen Edition) Directed by Carroll Clark, Edward Colman, Robert Stevenson
The Absent-Minded Professor (Widescreen Edition)
 Directed by Carroll Clark, Edward Colman, Robert Stevenson
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Hailed as one of Walt Disney's most hilarious comedies, THE ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR contains two essential elements for laughter -- Fred MacMurray and Flubber, his gravity-defying formula for flying rubber! You'll visit Medfield College and delight in the fun when Professor Brainard (Fred MacMurray) uses Flubber to put more bounce in the basketball team, fly a Model "T" Jalopy over Washington, D.C., and save Medfield College from financial ruin! Join a brilliant cast full of your favorite Disney stars: Ed Wynn as Medfield's bumbling Fire Chief, Keenan Wynn as the evil-minded Alonzo Hawk, and Nancy Olson as the college secretary who the Professor has absent-mindedly left at the altar ... three times! It's high-flying fun for the entire family!|The motion picture, made on a small budget, did fine business at the box office, inspiring the 1963 sequel SON OF FLUBBER.|When the movie was released, Time magazine called it "The season's kookiest science-fiction farce" and printed the special effects department's recipe for Flubber: "One pound saltwater taffy, one heaping tablespoon polyurethane foam, one cake crumbled yeast. Mix till smooth, allow to rise, then pour into saucepan over one cup cracked rice mixed with one cup water. Add molasses. Boil until it lifts lid."|The filmmakers decided the film should be shot in black and white to make the special effects more believable. It was later colorized.|Walt Disney was allegedly inspired to make the film after witnessing an experiment involving carbon dioxide gas.
Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #58344 in DVD
  • Brand: Buena Vista Home Video
  • Model: 786936225259
  • Published on: 2006-02-07
  • Released on: 2003-09-02
  • Rating: G (General Audience)
  • Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Formats: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Black & White, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Original language: English, Spanish
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Dimensions: .75" h x 5.50" w x 7.50" l, .24 pounds
  • Running time: 96 minutes
  • Product Features
  • Run Time: 97
  • Release Date: 2/7/2006
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    By The Curmudgeon
    This 1961 film features MacMurray as a professor who is more interested in doing chemistry experiments with his dog nearby than getting married. He has already missed his wedding a few times. He eventually develops a new substance which has anti-gravity properties. He calls it Flubber.

    The value of this movie is that it is still a part of American culture and Flubber was mentioned recently in an article about Trump, which is what brought it to my attention. Another valuable part of the movie is that it shows what America looked like in 1961, especially the big cars.

    But the story may be too corny for modern audiences, especially when MacMurray spends a lot of time flying around town in his Flubber-powered Model T Ford.

    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
    4Great family entertainment made better when served with buttered popcorn!
    By W. J. Hornby
    Great old movie from my Loew's Drive-in childhood! One of my suggestions for 5 year olds and up watching. Funny, plus good life lessons, even if a little corny sometimes. Disney's early works are relaxing, and good conversation starters for families. Great for seeing some of the mores and folkways of 1950's white America. This movie is especially enjoyable when a large bowl of buttered (only real butter and sea salt, please) popcorn is present (along with copious quantities of paper napkins which are then recycled in your worn garden.).
    Technically, great special effects for this movie era. The sound is good, dialog is very understandable unlike some current movie releases which have horrible recording quality for voices.

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    2I thought this might have a colorized version
    By Brian H. Winer
    The DVD version with a black and white picture on the front, was Black and White. There was a colorized version, it had this same picture on the front in color. This indicated that the movie was in color.
    So, I imagined that this blu ray version had a colorized version, as well as a high quality black and white version, because the cover shows the color picture of the model T. It doesn't.. only a highly detailed black and white version of the movie. In fact, the detail is so great, you see the grain of the film, which is sort of distracting. But detailed and high quality, it is....

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