For those of you old enough to remember, and I’m not one of them, Disney used to air specials on TV whose theme would be tied in with one of the ‘Lands’ at Disneyland. Frontierland, Adventureland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. Disney was original when it really counted. Well today, trolling the intertubes, I chanced up this neat little special, Mars And Beyond, on YouTube. It’s in 6 parts and its really kinda cool to see what Disney thought of space exploration circa 1957. In part 1, around 3:50, we see GreatA’Tuin and his elephants. And in part 5, we see a rather foliated Mars. Good stuff. Enjoy!
I have to give it up to the animators, this series is well done. It has funny stuff and serious stuff, an it makes space exploration interesting. Too bad we don’t have any of those kick @$$ rocketships around today. I guess our imagination outstrips our government’s desire to actually explore the solar system. I think the time is ripe for some enterprising internet person to update this series for the modern era.