Saturday, March 17, 2012

John Carter of Mars animated by Disney circa 1957

Wonderful episode of Walt Disney's tv show from 1957, directed by Ward Kimball:

The episode starts with a delightful animated look at the history of mankind's shifting views of space, including a look at Copernicus, Galileo, HG Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars (which begins at 11:20).

And right after that segment is a fun pulpy sci-fi story about an unobservant scientist's plucky secretary being kidnapped and taken to Mars:

That segment is followed by predictions of how we will actually explore Mars:

Via these sites.

*Previously: Food Will Win This War - - WW2 propaganda from Disney.