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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: The House of Tomorrow, 2008 style

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A 4-minute film promoting Disney's current "House of Tomorrow."

I'll admit this house is a whole heck of a lot more homey and livable than the 1957 version, but it lacks that "in the not too distant future..." sense you get from the slightly sterile 50s stuff. It doesn't feel like a set in an SF movie, and that's what all "Houses of Tomorrow" should have, quality wise.
Even so, I wouldn't mind living in something like this. Those video tabletops are especially sweet. Click through to see.

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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: The House of Tomorrow, 1957 Style

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This was an A-ticket display at Disneyland from 1957 to 1967

These things are never terribly good at portraying the future, of course, but they are really good at giving us a window in to what people want. In fact, I still think most of that is kinda' schwee, particularly the powered cabinets and the adjustable sink. Conversely, the thought of a million people a year trying out the electric razor and the toothbrush is just nasty. Seriously: Click through and see how cringe-inducing that is.

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Treasure Planet” (2002)

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Widely derided and almost deliberately overlooked during its initial release in 2002, no one ever bothers to mention that Treasure Planet is the last Disney movie - ever - to actually provoke an honest emotional response out of its audience that wasn’t cloying or filled with treacle. (Not counting Pixar, of course.) While the movie unquestionably has its problems, it manages to offset these by hitting some sporadic highs that are better than anything The Mouse had attempted in thirty years or more.

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