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Name: Walt_Disney_Treasures-Tomorrowland(Disk1)
Man in Space (March 9, 1955) (51:15)
Man and the Moon (December 28, 1955) (54:43)
Mars and Beyond (December 4, 1957) (54:25)

Total File Size: 696MB
Total Running Time: 02:40:24
Video: XVID 720x478 23.98fps
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 80Kbps

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Two-pass re-encode to 1CD size from the full DVD original.


Leonard Maltin introduces (1:18) Walt Disney's "science-factual"
programs as a forerunner to the educational and instructional shows
that populate public and cable television these days. Maltin explains
that Disney put a lot into these programs on space travel, intending
them for a broad audience in the 1950s.

Man in Space (March 9, 1955) (51:15)
In a 2-minute introduction to this piece, Leonard Maltin briefly
discusses Disney animator Ward Kimball's impact on the series, for
which he was director and producer. He also explains the reception
to this episode. He reveals it was later edited into a featurette,
accompanying Davy Crockett and the River Pirates and meriting an
Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short. As the title
implies, this episode looks into the potential of people traveling
to space.

This new series is launched with a brief, and often light-hearted
history of experiments with rockets. The possibilities of satellites
are considered. And then a practical look at what a spaceman shall have
to physically and psychologically face: momentum, weightlessness,
radiation, and perhaps space sickness. These animated sequences on the
spaceman are most inspired, providing a factually accurate and visually
amusing fashion. The episode concludes with a simulation of a launch into

Man and the Moon (December 28, 1955) (54:43)
The first twenty minutes of this episode are highly enjoyable. Man's
fascination with the moon is explored, in a variety of lighthearted ways.
With basic, appealing animation, the moon is considered in terms of
cultural beliefs, the moon's role in Shakespeare and children's rhymes,
lunar superstitions, and scientific research. From Kepler to Cyrano de
Bergerac, from Jules Verne to green cheese, a delightfully wide range of
perspectives are covered with a fast pace and a great sense of humor. An
array of animation techniques are employed, from simple line animation to
drawings meant to look like children's art.

After this highly inspired first third, Ward Kimball comes on with some
information on the moon, supplemented by graphics. Kimball then introduces
Dr. Werner von Braun, who discusses plans for a trip around the moon. Though
effective efforts are made to make this not feel like a lecture, it still
comes off much dryer and information-based than the spirited opening. Braun's
hypothetical run-through of a voyage to the moon becomes a narration of some
detailed and interesting artwork. Eventually, a live action simulation from
inside and outside a rocket dramatizes what such an expedition might be like.
The episode ends with a preview of next week's episode "When Knighthood was in
Flower" (the 1953 film released theatrically as The Sword and the Rose) and the
feature film The Littlest Outlaw.

Mars and Beyond (December 4, 1957) (54:25)
Garco the Robot introduces Walt, who introduces this exciting episode of
"Tomorrowland" which covers life on other planets.
We begin with a history of man, who seeks to understand the world they inhabit
and begin to notice patterns in the stars. Mankind begins to develop certain beliefs
regarding the celestial bodies. Theories from scientists and philosophers are
covered. Ptolemy's inaccurate, but accepted theories, and then Copernicus.

Then life on other planets is considered. Some wonderfully imaginative imagination
depicts the theorized inhabitants of other planets. Soon, Mars becomes the focus of
this episode. Ideas from H.G. Wells and Edgar Rice Burroughs are brought to life with
more colorful animation. Pulp science fiction comics of the time are parodied in the
same straightforward tone as everything else. As the segment plays out, you can see
freedom in the production, Ward Kimball's comic tone, and even a cameo from Donald Duck.

After this, the program adopts a more serious tone as it profiles each of the planets
in the solar system, from the perspective of what would happen to a man on them. Life
in Mars could almost be normal, the program declares. Something that is of increasing
importance for the future, we're told. Dr. E.C. Slipher, a foremost Mars authority,
discusses the red planet and the possibility that life is there. More animation speculates
what the conditions in Mars might be like. This section is filled with striking, inventive
and decidedly atypical Disney animation. The program wraps up with what a trip to Mars
would entail for a space crew and its vessels. Over the end credits, Old Yeller is advertised.

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An external tracker .torrent file to the full 8.7GB 2 DVD set is also
included in the folder.

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Name: Walt_Disney_Treasures-Tomorrowland(Disk2of2).avi
Eyes in Outer Space (June 1959) (26:38)
Our Friend the Atom (January 23, 1957) (51:54)
EPCOT 67" (October 1966)(25:30)
The Optimistic Futurist (18 May 2004) (24:36)
Marty Sklar, Walt, and EPCOT" (18 May 2004) (26:30)
Sherman Brothers perform - There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (1964?) (4:05)

Total File Size: 696 MB
Total Running Time: 02:39:35
Video: DivX 5 720x478 23.98fps 517kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 48000Hz stereo 80Kbps

Bonus Art Gallery: 6.75MB (161 files in 6 folders)5.9 MB zipped)
Index Stills (19)
00Publicity and Publications (15)
01Behind the Scenes (18)
02Story and Background Art
/01Man in Space (27)
/02Man and the Moon (20)
/03Mars and Beyond (62)

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Disk 2of2 (This completes the set)
Two-pass rip and re-encode to 1CD size from the full DVD original
Ripped 161 individual screenshots from .VOB file to reproduce
the Bonus Art Gallery.


Disk 2 opens with more Maltin who compliments Disney and his staff for being able to make complex scientific ideas
comprehendable for the average American, without talking down.


"Eyes in Outer Space" (June 1959) (26:38):
Released initially as a featurette to theaters, this show came to the "Disneyland" show three years later. The

focus is on the weather. There is a portion devoted to water, and how it changes forms. Then, satellites and

weather prediction are covered. The subject matter may not be the most exciting, which makes the abstract animation

and unusual jazz music the highlights.

"Our Friend the Atom" (January 23, 1957) (51:54):
In his interesting introduction to the piece, Leonard Maltin recalls how he and his friends would breathe sighs of

relief at the "Walt Disney Presents" opening titles during educational films in school. The special begins

discussing Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, with full screen footage of the 1954 Disney film.Walt then

comes on and tells how the subject of this is of great importance, so great that he reports on plans for an atomic

exhibit at Disneyland.
Walt turns over to Dr. Heinz Haber, who opens with an animated story of a fisherman and a genie. The rest of the

special relies on this analogy that atomic energy is like a genie that the fisherman ("society" ) finally has power

over. Haber proceeds to discuss how tools like a Geiger counter and a microscope allow us to explore things that

are unnoticeable to the human eye.
Certain well-known theories, formulas and experiments are brought to life, such as E=mc² and a light beam passing

through a gold sheet. To illustrate chain reactions in nuclear fission, a table filled with mousetraps represents

the atoms and pingpong balls stand in for the new neutrons created from the split.Though the material may not

greatly differ from a high school science class, Maltin's observation that these are the same people who made Snow

White and Bambi is astute. Atomic science is a lot more fun the Disney way.

"EPCOT 67" (October 1966)(25:30):
In this promotional film from October 1966, Walt Disney explains his plans for Disney World in Florida. In his

introduction to this feature, Maltin states that this is the first time it has been seen in its entirety by the

general public. Disney speaks with excitement about EPCOT as "an experimental prototype community that will always

be in a state of becoming." The film details transportation plans for EPCOT, calling for three levels of

transportation, with a high-speed monorail and a WEDWAY People Mover at the highest level. Sadly, Walt Disney died

just two months after this was filmed (December 15, 1966).


"The Optimistic Futurist" (18 May 2004) (24:36):
In "The Optimistic Futurist" (24:36), author Ray Bradbury speaks about Walt Disney, the man and his creations.

Bradbury discusses Disney's optimism, his vision, and his achievements in television and parks.Bradbury recalls the

first time he met Walt Disney, a story which will be familiar to those who have seen Walt: The Man Behind the Myth.

Bradbury is a most engaging speaker, and this interview of his thoughts and memories is one of the highlights of

the set.

"Marty Sklar, Walt, and EPCOT" (18 May 2004) (26:30):
In "Marty Sklar, Walt, and EPCOT" (26:30), Leonard Maltin interviews Marty Sklar, a longtime Disney employee and

Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering. Sklar discusses Walt as a visionary, plus "Tomorrowland" the program

and the section at Disneyland. The focus is more on the latter, as Sklar's expertise seems to be more about the



Sherman Brothers perform "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" (1964) (4:05):
Richard and Robert Sherman, Disney's go-to songwriting team, perform the song with Walt Disney himself. Walt then

speaks directly to the camera, addressing the recipients of this song, the General Electric Pavilion at the

1964-1965 New York World's Fair. It doesn't really pertain to this set, although it is relevant to the Tomorrowland

section of Disneyland, as the theme of the Carousel of Progress attraction. Of course, any footage of Walt Disney

himself has an interest value, even something like this.


Publicity and Publications gallery:
Contains ad materials for Man in Space's theatrical release as a featurette, plus Disney's high-class companion

books to the series. There are 15 stills.

Behind the Scenes Gallery:
Offers 18 photographs of the creative talent behind the programs.

Story and Background Art Gallery features stills from the three programs from Disc 1:
Man in Space (27 stills)
Man and the Moon (20 stills)
Mars and Beyond (62 stills)
It offers a collection of TV storyboards and conceptual art.

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