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The House of Tomorrow (1949)

A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

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Frank Graham ...
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Woman on television (uncredited)
Don Messick ...
Narrator - Pressure Cooker Blackout (voice) (uncredited)
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A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

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Trivia

While Don Messick is heard on some prints of the cartoon, his voice was a "looping" of the scene about the pressure cooker. The original narration referenced the year 1975 as being the "tomorrow" of the title, so the line was redone by Messick (Frank Graham having died years before) to advance the year of the future to 2050. See more »

Goofs

The automatic sandwich maker makes sandwiches by slicing up bread and salami and demonstrates how the sandwiches are made. In the next shot when the sandwich maker is putting the sandwiches on the plates, the remaining loaf of bread and salami have both vanished. See more »

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Followed by Car of Tomorrow (1951) See more »

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That Old Feeling
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Music by Sammy Fain
[Plays when dad's TV screen is shown. Also plays at the end of the short.]
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obviously a product of "back then", but still pretty neat
31 May 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

I have to admit that I only loosely know Tex Avery's work (namely that it was the inspiration for "The Mask"), but "The House of Tomorrow" is still a treat. A look at how people in 1949 imagined that future dwellings would be - think "The Jetsons" - there are some things that might eat at us in the 21st century, namely the fact that the cartoon envisions housewives staying home cooking and cleaning while their husbands go to work.

But, as long as we understand that this cartoon was a product of its era, we can accept it for what it is. And I think that everyone can agree about the mother-in-law; it looks like they were talking about Endora on "Bewitched". In conclusion, this cartoon will always remain a classic! And about that woman on dad's TV: meow meow...


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