A bumbling professor accidently invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself. Written by
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All about a scrambled egghead ... a flying flivver and FLUBBER (the Goo that Flew!)
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Did You Know?
At the height of the film's popularity, Time Magazine printed the Disney Special Effects Department's recipe for Flubber, as used in the movie. It read as follows: "To one pound of salt water taffy add one heaping tablespoon polyurethane foam, one cake crumbled yeast. Mix till smooth, allow to rise. Then pour into saucepan over one cup cracked rice with one cup water. Add topping of molasses. Boil till lid lifts and says 'Qurlp'." It is not recorded whether this also carried the standard warning "do not try this at home". See more
When the Professor brings his car upside down in the air, the silhouette of the car clearly shows his hat on his head, despite there being no hand to hold it in place. See more
Prof. Ned Brainard
Mr. Hawk, let me get this straight. You want me to turn my discovery over to you so you can blackmail our government?
Alonzo P. Hawk
All right, then look at it this way: Medfield College can grow and prosper, or it can wither and die on the vine. That's entirely up to you.
Referenced in Gorgo: Behind the Scenes
Medfield Fight Song
Written by Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman See more