Watch Mars and Beyond, Disney's trippy 1950s vision of space…

Four years before the Soviet Union's Luna 2 reached the surface of the Moon, and fourteen years ahead of the crewed Apollo 11 mission, Walt Disney introduced audiences to deep space exploration with a trio of fantastic space-themed featurettes. » 5/09/12 3:20pm 5/09/12 3:20pm

Burroughs and Disney Drop Acid, Create Animated Martian Dictionary

Click to view » 9/04/08 1:20pm 9/04/08 1:20pmIn the early twentieth century, Edgar Rice Burroughs compiled a of the terms used in his Martian novels. In 1957, Walt Disney created an animated version of it for his "Mars and Beyond" TV show (we've already showed a of , but this one's great too). I love the surreal animation, some of which (the Banth…

What Killed The Mars Movie Fad?

People have been making movies about Mars for decades, but the real boom in semi-realistic Mars movies started about a decade ago — and ended pretty soon afterward. A spate of movies about Mars, some of which aimed to show the first human exploration of the planet, started around 1999 and stopped in 2002... just… » 3/11/08 4:30pm 3/11/08 4:30pm