Twelve and a half minutes of fun that reminds us of how America used to be and what people thought the future might be like. The film is set in the year 2000. There’s no people of color and no political correctness.
Published on Jul 8, 2017
A cartoon look back at the history of safer cars from the Jetson-like world of “Futureville,” The date on a newspaper in this animation is October 5, 2000 (headline: “Mars Sets Off New Q-Bomb”). Produced by John Sutherland.
John Sutherland; Acclaimed for Artistry of His Industrial Films
February 27, 2001|ELAINE WOO | TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Elliot Sutherland, an award-winning industrial and educational filmmaker whose subjects ranged from cancer and chemistry to General Electric and the New York Stock Exchange, has died.
He was 90, and died Feb. 17 in Van Nuys after a short illness, according to his son, Eric, of Chicago.
Sutherland began making live-action training films for the military during World War II. His success in that led to the formation of John Sutherland Productions in Los Angeles, which concentrated on documentaries and industrial films during the 1950s and 1960s.
He produced about 20 movies a year, such as “A Is for Atom” for General Electric…
A few comments from youtube:
The music was done by Eugene Poddany, who did music for the Tom and Jerry cartoons directed by Chuck Jones in the early 1960s. Narration was by George O’Hanlan, better known as George Jetson.
From the era in which industry was proud to produce educational material about how great they were, and made no effort to hide their involvement.
These days they have to use front groups and keep their name off it, otherwise people will be distrustful of a biased source.
I LOVE John Sutherland cartoons !
This old stuff is great. And here I am working 19 hours a week (officially anyway) sitting in Silicon Valley using a computer that’s got more processing power than the whole world had back then – I got it for $200 used. But a car? A car? Why have one of the expensive things? I ride my bike or am about to go on the local (Japanese-made) light rail tonight. The Japanese are going to the moon (seems everyone’s been) and everyone’s going to Mars it seems from the Indians to Elon Musk.
The world is a lot more advanced but mainly it’s a lot more weird than they could have imagined in the 50s.
Wow, how I miss all that stuff 17 years ago. Political Correctness, and lawsuit-happy people make us drive cars back on the ground, no Mars or Moon trips, moving media pages (which of course came back with phones and tablets) that caused seizures.
Those were the days……