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Son of Flubber
     

Son of Flubber

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Director: Robert Stevenson

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn

 

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Disney's first theatrical sequel, 1963's Son of Flubber reunited Fred MacMurray with the cast of the classic The Absent-Minded Professor. Presented on this DVD, the film finds bumbling scientist Ned Brainerd finding a new use for the perpetually bouncy titular putty. The disc features the black-and-white movie in the full-screen format with the

Overview

Disney's first theatrical sequel, 1963's Son of Flubber reunited Fred MacMurray with the cast of the classic The Absent-Minded Professor. Presented on this DVD, the film finds bumbling scientist Ned Brainerd finding a new use for the perpetually bouncy titular putty. The disc features the black-and-white movie in the full-screen format with the soundtrack remastered in Dolby Digital Mono. Subtitles are available in English, French, and Spanish, and a photo gallery is also included.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
If not quite as good as its progenitor (The Absent-Minded Professor), the always amiable Son of Flubber is still very enjoyable family fun. Son's only real problem is in the screenplay. It's not bad, but it is a bit padded. In some films, padding becomes plodding; that's not the case here, as director Robert Stevenson keeps the pace moving along very nicely. However, the padding is necessitated by a plot that -- as laid out here -- comes across as a bit too thin. In fact, it needn't come across that way. The essential conflict, of Medfield College desperately needing a money-making scheme to save it from imminent destruction, is actually strong enough to work. But the writers don't hang the "tangents" onto that plot in a convincing way. Fortunately, none of this matters too much, as the tangents themselves are entertaining, if a bit formulaic; the "Flubber"-inspired products, and especially the ad for "Flubberoleum," are especially noteworthy. Of equal importance is the very agreeable cast, led by the eternally paternal Fred MacMurray. MacMurray is having a good deal of fun here, and it's contagious. He's well matched by the spunky Nancy Olson, the spirited Tommy Kirk, and the sleazy Keenan Wynn, plus a host of good character actors such as Leon Ames, William Demarest, and Charlie Ruggles. All this good company makes Son of Flubber a very pleasant diversion.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
UPC:
0786936233940
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:43:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "Son of Flubber" galleries; Black-and-white presentation as originally created

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred MacMurray Prof. Ned Brainard
Nancy Olson Betsy Brainard
Keenan Wynn Alonzo Hawk
Tommy Kirk Biff Hawk
Charlie Ruggles Judge Murdock
Leon Ames President Rufus Daggett
Ken Murray Mr. Hurley
William Demarest Mr. Hummel
Paul Lynde Sportscaster
Elliott Reid Shelby Ashton
Bob Sweeney Mr. Harker
Joanna Moore Desiree de la Roche
Edward Andrews Defense Secretary
James Westerfield Officer Hanson
Alan Carney Referee
Stuart Erwin Coach Wilson
Forrest Lewis Officer Kelly
Alan Hewitt Prosecutor
Leon Tyler Humphrey Harker
Jack Albertson Mr. Barley
Eddie Ryder Mr. Osborne
Harriet MacGibbon Edna Daggett
Wally Boag Father
Lindy Davis Newsboy Joey Marriano,1st Hobgoblin
Norman Grabowski Rutland Football Player No. 33
Darby Hinton Hobgoblin
Henry Hunter Admiral
Harvey Korman Actor
Dal McKennon Juror
Belle Montrose Mother in Commercial
Burt Mustin 1st Bailiff
William H. O'Brien Attendant
J. Pat O'Malley Sign Painter
Jack Rice Actor
Robert Shayne Assistant to Defense Secretary
Hal Smith Bartender
Lee Giroux Newscaster
Hope Sansberry Secretary
Mari Lynn Couple in Commercial
Brad Morrow Football Player
Joe Flynn Announcer in TV Commercial
Byron Foulger Proprietor
Gordon Jones Rutland Coach
Beverly Wills Mother
Ned Wynn Rutland Student Manager

Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
George Bruns Score Composer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Edward Colman Cinematographer
Robert O. Cook Sound/Sound Designer
Don DaGradi Screenwriter
Walt Disney Producer
Peter Ellenshaw Special Effects
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Robert Mattey Special Effects
Joseph L. McEveety Asst. Director
Pat McNalley Makeup
Ron Miller Associate Producer
Bill Runtke Art Director
Dean Thomas Sound/Sound Designer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
William Tuntke Art Director
Bill Walsh Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Cotton Warburton Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening/Got No Money [10:07]
2. Flubberoleum [6:55]
3. The I.R.S. [8:35]
4. Slightly Nuts [5:58]
5. The Dinner Guest [7:44]
6. Big Game [7:35]
7. I Made It Rain [10:49]
8. The Party [4:40]
9. A Soaked Car [8:07]
10. The Football Suit [18:10]
11. The Trial [11:14]
12. Veggies/Closing [2:28]

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Son of Flubber 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After I watched ''The Absent-Minded Professor,'' I felt I just had to see the sequal. All in all I thought it was not bad-- the rain in the car and the flying football game were a couple highlights. However, the arguments between Ned and Betsey brought it down. As I said, not a bad movie, and definately a movie to remember. Even though I still think ''The Absent-Minded Professor'' is better.