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The Absent-Minded Professor

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Overview

Released eight months after Disney shipped a colorized, full-screen version of the film, The Absent-Minded Professor comes to DVD in its original black-and-white, widescreen format. As with the previous release, there are no supplements on the disc, but Dolby Digital Surround tracks are available in both English and Spanish.
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Overview

Released eight months after Disney shipped a colorized, full-screen version of the film, The Absent-Minded Professor comes to DVD in its original black-and-white, widescreen format. As with the previous release, there are no supplements on the disc, but Dolby Digital Surround tracks are available in both English and Spanish.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Black-and-white presentation as originally created; Dolby Digital Surround; Spanish-language track; Widescreen (1.66:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
If you can tear the kids away from the computer-generated flash of Flubber, the inferior 1997 remake, The Absent Minded Professor provides ample amounts of Disney slapstick for an afternoon of laughs. The film reunited much of the same team that made The Shaggy Dog a success two years earlier, including Fred MacMurray, exuding his warm, bumbling charm, and writer Bill Walsh. Keenan Wynn appears as an appropriately nasty villain. The story is classic Disney: Right and wrong are clearly defined, and there are plenty of down-home American values. Also like most Disney fare of the era, the material is aimed squarely at children, and there isn't much to engage their older chaperones.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2003
  • UPC: 786936225259
  • Original Release: 1961
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
  • Language: English, EspaƱol
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 18,398

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred MacMurray Prof. Ned Brainard
Nancy Olson Betsy Carlisle
Keenan Wynn Alonzo Hawk
Tommy Kirk Bill Hawk
Leon Ames Rufus Daggett
Elliott Reid Shelby Ashton
Ed Wynn Fire Chief
Edward Andrews Defense Secretary
David Lewis Gen. Singer
Jack Mullaney Captain
Belle Montrose Mrs. Chatsworth
Wally Brown Coach Elkins
Alan Carney Referee
Forrest Lewis Officer Kelly
James Westerfield Officer Hanson
Gage Clarke Rev. Bosworth
Alan Hewitt Gen. Hotchkiss
Wendell Holmes Gen. Poynter
Don Ross Lenny
Charlie Briggs Sig
Wally Boag TV Newsman
Leon Tyler
Technical Credits
Robert Stevenson Director
George Bruns Score Composer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Edward Colman Cinematographer
Walt Disney Producer
Peter Ellenshaw Special Effects
Eustace Lycett Special Effects
Robert Mattey Special Effects
Bill Walsh Screenwriter
Cotton Warburton Editor
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/The Third Time's a Charm! [9:28]
2. Flubber! [7:14]
3. Saving Medfield [6:58]
4. The Test Drive [7:19]
5. A Basketball Wonder [12:43]
6. The Professor's Revenge [5:31]
7. A Business Proposition [10:38]
8. The Dance [5:19]
9. Bait and Switch [9:01]
10. Stealing the Car Back [5:21]
11. Bringing Down Mr. Hawk [5:39]
12. Military Alert/End Credits [10:37]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English
         Spanish
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
   Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Is There Really Such a Thing as "Flubber?"

    The screenwriter created a movie that all ages can enjoy. It is hard to find the quality and originality that this work has in today's films. It took a genius to think of the professor inventing flubber. What a surprise! It introduced the concept of an evil-minded villain without shooting and killing. The Model "T" jalopy was also hard to beat as an antique that he redesigned so it could fly.

    I'm thinking of throwing an Absent-Minded Professor party, including a brunch. It's totally unique.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2001

    Another hit!

    Disney has made many great films, but I think it is remarkable how older films most often are the ones the public goes back to. Sure, there are plenty of good remakes and sequals, but it is the original that stands out in people's minds. Such was the case with ''The Absent-Minded Professor.'' There was a remake, but not as good. In ''The Absent-Minded Professor,'' Professor Brainard invents an anti-gravity substance, which he named ''flubber.'' He hopes that since he missed his own wedding to create the stuff, he can win back the girl when she sees what fantastic things flubber can do. Bring home your copy of ''The Absent-Minded Professor'' today!

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