The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
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One of Disney's most entertaining forays into live-action, this hit family comedy stars Fred MacMurray as a college professor so forgetful that he missed his own wedding twice. He creates an extremely resilient flying rubber, dubbed "Flubber," and manages to make his old Model-T bounce all the way to Washington, DC, where it is mistaken for a UFO, as well as helping the college basketball team win the big game with Flubber-powered sneakers. MacMurray is a lot of fun in the title role, ably
Mar 16, 1961 Wide
Jan 14, 2003
Buena Vista Distribution Company
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Flubber provides fuel for a very funny piece of hyperbolic humor in the grand American tradition of Paul Bunyan, and Director Robert Stevenson and Scriptwriter Bill Walsh get plenty of bounce out of every ounce.
MacMurray is ideally cast as the car-hopping prof, and plays the role with warmth and gusto.
This is a zanily inventive piece of work, with delightful special effects, which set the style for a long series of live-action Disney films.
Disney produces a goofy lightweight Mack Sennett-like family comedy fantasy film that's joyfully directed by Robert Stevenson.
This Disney family film, inexplicably made in black-and-white, was nominated for three Oscars (cinematography, art direction, and visual effects), but won none, though it was popular at the box-office.
One of Disney's milestone live-action films.
Tepid live action Disney.
Goofy comedy classic.
Classic Disney, classic MacMurry.
Enjoyable Disney effects comedy with good cast.
Disney life-action for the simple-minded.
Dated and silly, but still good family fun.
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