MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,463 this week

Rocket-bye Baby (1956)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 189 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1281 titles
created 26 Feb 2011
 
a list of 84 titles
created 16 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1007 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 4233 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rocket-bye Baby (1956)

Rocket-bye Baby (1956) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rocket-bye Baby.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Narrator / Joe Wilbur / Capt. Schmideo / Lecturer (voice) (uncredited)
...
Hospital P.A. / Martha Wilbur / Old Lady (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A cosmic mix-up results in a Martian baby being delivered to Earth, while an Earth baby is sent to Mars. Joseph Wilbur and his wife try to raise the green-skinned, ingenious Martian tyke as if he were an Earthling. But the kid builds his own spaceship and flies away, and Wilbur must find him and bring him back, or he'll never be able to make an exchange with the Martian parents for his own boy. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 August 1956 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: This is the planet Mars. In the summer of 1954, this planet passed extremly close to Earth, so close that a cosmic force was disturbed and a baby intended for Earth was delivered to Mars, while a Martian baby went by mistake to Earth.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Captain Video and His Video Rangers (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Caught between unfunny sitcom and self-conscious cartoon
22 April 2009 | by (Lincoln, England) – See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Rocket-Bye Baby' is an example of the "domestic" cartoons of the late 50s and 60s but with a sci-fi twist. Beginning with the strange concept that a cosmic disturbance resulted in an Earth baby being delivered to Mars and vice versa, 'Rocket-Bye Baby' never really finds its feet. Sharing more in tone with campy sitcoms like 'Bewitched' than with the average Warner Bros. cartoon, 'Rocket-Bye Baby' follows the progress of the Martian baby and his bewildered parents. Jones makes a wise decision in opting for the highly stylised animation which reflects the strangeness of the plot but, while there's the odd amusing moment, 'Rocket-Bye Baby' is largely caught between unfunny sitcom and self-conscious cartoon. An interesting but not especially memorable short which hasn't quite worked out the logic of its own universe.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Rocket-bye Baby (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?