Dr. Heinz Haber, a noted scientist in the field of atomic energy, hosts this look at the possibility of an exciting new power source. He starts by comparing atomic energy to a genie in a ... See full summary »

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Dr. Heinz Haber, a noted scientist in the field of atomic energy, hosts this look at the possibility of an exciting new power source. He starts by comparing atomic energy to a genie in a bottle, both of which capable of doing both good and evil, and it is up to humankind to develop safe controls over this largely unexplored science. Written by Anonymous

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23 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Disney had originally planned a show entitled "Adam to Atom" on the subject of atomic energy. That show was canceled, though some of the material was incorporated into this show. See more »

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Edited into Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) See more »

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Our Friend The Atom
11 December 2013 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This is a Disney film explaining how atomic energy can be used as a power source. Each element has a different atom. Heinz Haber shows us uranium, a radioactive element. Einstein showed that mass can be converted to energy when atoms are split. A single proton can start a chain reaction. Chain reactions can be controlled by reactors and used to make electricity. Someday our coal and oil will run out. This is Disney, and so science and fantasy are combined. A cartoon fisherman harnesses a magical genie to represent mankind harnessing atomic power. This film was made during an era when there was great enthusiasm for atomic energy. Its application has proved to be a long, arduous process. Sort of like putting a man on Mars!


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