Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
A variety of fanciful innovations in "future" T.V. sets, including a model with a built-in stove, and a number of highly interactive models. And of course, even with dozens of channels, ... See full summary »
A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »
A jailhouse, a tempting safe... and a sleeping sheriff. Can the two villains make off with the loot without waking him up? Not if deputy Droopy has his way. Much of this cartoon is a remake... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
obviously a product of "back then", but still pretty neat
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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