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an early, infographical-like, episode of Disneyland which aired on December 4, 1957. it discusses the possibility of life on other planets, especially on Mars.

the short animated film is rich with early forms of simple info-graphics, un-Disney-like animation, theatrical music & technical details, blended with innovative storytelling. the episode begins with an introduction of Walt Disney & his robot friend Garco, who provide a brief overview. the comics style from the start shifts to a more serious tone as the movie addresses the technical details of traveling to mars.

see all the parts in sequence after the break.

[link: wikipedia.org & parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 (youtube.com)|thnkx Jones]

see also powers of 10 movie.

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The Mars & Beyond videos are amazing. They instantly reminded me of the work of Ray and Charles Eames.

You might want to check out The Information Machine from 1958.

Mon 18 Jun 2007 at 2:05 PM
Gabor Bernath

All these Disney shorts are part of a larger collection that is very much worth buying: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000BWVAI/002-9626176-9772824

Wed 20 Jun 2007 at 3:32 PM

If you like this series, you may like its prequel, Disney's Man in Space, which I posted on both YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=2AD567ED8B95D576
and TeacherTube.com for those teachers and such that can't see YouTube in the classroom (click on the 'topics' to see the list of videos):
http://www.teachertube.com/groups_home.php?urlkey=space

Enjoy!

Wed 17 Oct 2007 at 8:17 AM
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