Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Mars and Beyond - December 4, 1957

Time constraints relating to my trip to MouseFest later this week have prevented me from doing a more extensive post on one my favorite episodes of the Disneyland television program. But I still wanted to at the very least acknowledge that today was in fact the 50th anniversary of perhaps the show's very best Tomorrowland segment, "Mars and Beyond."

The incredible talents of Disney Studio veteran Ward Kimball were distinctly showcased in the program's entertaining mix of history, comedy and scientific speculation. The opening introduction featuring Walt Disney and GARCO the robot truly communicated the era's fun sense of futurism.

4 comments:

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

For those of you wanting to see more of GARCO, especially if you are going to be down at WDW for MouseFest, some of the footage from Mars and Beyond featuring GARCO can seen during the montages shown at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. Hope everyone has a safe and fun trip!

Doc Terminus said...

Mars and beyond is easily my favorite infotainments from Tomorrowland. Thanks for keeping it alive!

Waxy Reyerson said...

You can also see the whole thing on DVD with the Disney Treasures Tomorrowland set (if you miss garco at the Dine In Theater).

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