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

  • SKU: 9379086
  • Release Date: 09/14/2008
  • Rating: G
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • "Son of Flubber" Galleries
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    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

    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

    Cast & Crew


    • Fred MacMurray
      Fred MacMurray - Prof. Ned Brainard
    • Nancy Olson
      Nancy Olson - Betsy Carlisle
    • Keenan Wynn
      Keenan Wynn - Alonzo Hawk
    • Tommy Kirk
      Tommy Kirk - Bill Hawk
    • Leon Ames
      Leon Ames - Rufus Daggett



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Disney

      Posted
      grumpyolman
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      Started collecting DVDs so that my grandson will be able to see a lot of the classic Disney movies, which I imagine most kids these days will probably never see. Amusing and imaginative entertainment that doesn't have to rely on foul language or sexual innuendo for a laugh.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Two fine movies done well.

      Posted
      mydac22
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      Two great movies,, Fred McMurray leaves you laughing one moment to the next,, very well done, great supporting cast, a movie for all ages..

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun family entertainment

      Posted
      dixiepicsy
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      We have really enjoyed these DVD's. As long as you can stand Professor Ashton with his long lashes and irritating prose, it would be a fun family night.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Fred McMurray

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      D810360
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      Fred McMurray's dry delivery of comedic lines is rarely equaled. These movies were hilarious in the 60's and still hilarious today.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Disney movie

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      Maximus
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      Enjoyed as a kid. Good classic movie to share with young family members.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good old disney movies.

      Posted
      bobp
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      Good quality picture & O K sound on the DVD. Nice entertaining family movie. Worth buying.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      that is fine great

      Posted
      edidoggy
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      that is great no problem a movies wonderful perfect

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great double feature

      Posted
      disneyfan
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      Flubber and flubber gas, as American as apple pie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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