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The Jetsons (1990)




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Movie Info

Hanna-Barbera's Space Age clan made the leap to the big screen in this animated feature, in which George and the family are transferred to a remote space outpost. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovimore
Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Christopher Thompson, Dennis Marks
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 28, 2009
MCA Universal Home Video


Mel Blanc
as Spacely
as Judy
Dana Hill
as Teddy 2
Russi Taylor
as Fergie Furbelow
Paul Kreppel
as Apollo Blue
Rick Dees
as Rocket Rick
Russie Taylor
as Fergie Furbelow
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Critic Reviews for The Jetsons

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Top-notch computer graphics, star voices and a gaggle of gadgets cannot disguise the fact that this family of the future is stuck firmly in 1962.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The film isn't any more fascinating than the television cartoon series that inspired it. It's only longer.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Jetsons: The Movie is nothing less than a master plan for Utopia. Your children may never be the same.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | July 6, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Great visuals, lackluster characters and plot.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

A terribly featherweight movie, lacking a ripping sense of cinematic urgency to help understand why Universal would think this moderately amusing trifle needed a wide release and numerous marketing tie-ins.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Jetsons


I always thought that the Jetsons should have a movie, a live action movie, really, but this was pretty good anyway. It's an entertaining kids movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

It's got a great new 3-D shaded look, but it seemed like the same old Jetsons story-wise.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer


Jetsons: The Movie is a harmless animated picture the entire family can watch without worrying about corrupting the younger kids. The animation is solid for 1989 (watch for some early uses of CGI) and it has the occasional chuckle. It may ooze with nostalgia for audiences who grew up with the original cartoon, but there's something off about this version. As with many things in the 1980s (Star Trek IV, for example), Jetsons: The Movie centers itself on protecting the ecosystem and why capitalism is bad, though not in those terms exactly. The messages are heavy-handed when the movie gets around to them; the other main attraction here is Tiffany as Judy Jetson, a supporting character who gets more screentime than her by-the-numbers subplot demands. A bad movie? No, not at all. A bit dull and lacking the oomph which says the events will be a game changer in the Jetsons universe. At least the film is actually a film and not three television episodes strung together.

Jason Vargo
Jason Vargo

Super Reviewer

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