September 13, 2009

Oooooooh, shiny!

After the Soviets put their first Sputnik into orbit in 1957, the US media filled with stories about going to space. A good example of what TV viewers were seeing back is this Disneyland program from 1957. (There are six parts in all.)



It surprised me how entertaining the program still is, over 50 years after it was first broadcast. Pay special attention to Part 5—I think the animators were smoking some wacky weed. (And no, I won't comment on the rumors that I was sitting in front of the TV in my PJs when the show aired back in 1957.)

Posted by Magpie at September 13, 2009 02:49 PM | Shiny Things | Technorati links |
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