ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR
THE ABSENT MINDED PROFESSOR
   Film (1961). Walt Disney. Dir Robert Stevenson, starring Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn. Screenplay Bill Walsh. 97 mins. B/w.
   Historically important as the financially successful template for a great many lightweight, comparatively low-budget sf comedies from the Disney studio, though it was not their first live-action fantasy comedy (The Shaggy Dog, 1959). Subsequent movies in a similar vein include The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), The Love Bug (1969) and The Cat from Outer Space (1978); because these are largely assembly-belt products aimed at children, they do not receive entries in this volume. TAMP, perhaps the best, features MacMurray as a high-school science teacher who accidentally invents flubber (flying rubber), an ANTIGRAVITY substance he fits in a Model-T Ford. The flying scenes (matte work by Peter Ellenshaw) are astonishingly proficient for the period, but the science is puerile, the humour broad and the characters stereotyped. MacMurray gives one of his most charmingly deft performances. The sequel was Son of Flubber (1963).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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