The Absent Minded Professor/Son of Flubber [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 9379086
  • Release Date: 09/14/2008
  • Rating: G
  • 4.5 (2)
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • "Son of Flubber" Galleries
  • Closed Captioned


Son of Flubber
Son of Flubber represented the first time that Walt Disney ever attempted a theatrical feature sequel: in this case, the earlier film was the 1961 moneyspinner The Absent-Minded Professor. While Flubber is more formula-bound than Professor, it proved an instant audience-pleaser, and a hit to the tune of nine million dollars. Fred MacMurray returns as professor Ned Brainerd, currently working on his new discovery, "dry rain." The comically destructive side effects of this discovery seemingly doom the professor to failure -- at least until the closing courtroom sequence -- but meanwhile he has better luck with Flubbergas, a byproduct of the antigravity glop he'd invented in the first film. In addition to MacMurray, Absent-Minded Professor alumni Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Leon Ames, Elliott Reid, Alan Carney, Gordon Jones, Forrest Lewis, and James Westerfield reprise their roles from the earlier film, while Ed Wynn shows up in a new guise as a nervous agricultural agent. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

The Absent-Minded Professor
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 supported by a cast including Tommy Kirk, Keenan Wynn and Leon Ames, although the central romance between MacMurray and huffy bride-to-be Nancy Olson gets a bit annoying in its repetitiveness. In all, however, this is one of the best children's films of the '60s, and is highly recommended. A sequel, Son of Flubber, followed, with a remake simply titled Flubber appearing in 1997. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Fred MacMurray
    Fred MacMurray - Prof. Ned Brainard
  • Nancy Olson
    Nancy Olson - Betsy Brainard
  • Keenan Wynn
    Keenan Wynn - Alonzo Hawk
  • Tommy Kirk
    Tommy Kirk - Biff Hawk
  • Charlie Ruggles
    Charlie Ruggles - Judge Murdock

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 (2 Reviews)
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