Mutant Monster Chickens Stalk “The Farm of Tomorrow” (1954)

Modern machinery and any number of tasty hybrids populate “The Farm of Tomorrow,” the last (whew!) of Tex Avery’s “of Tomorrow” cartoon cycle. We’ve already got cloning and embryo transfer technology—it's only a matter of time until a giant-drumsticked chicken shows up on your dinner table. » 7/07/08 1:00pm 7/07/08 1:00pm

“The T.V. of Tomorrow” Broadcasts From Mars in 1953

Stuffed full of rapid-fire sight gags and visual puns like the others in the series (but no mother-in-law jokes), the whole of Tex Avery’s “The T.V. of Tomorrow” is definitely worth a watch. But the piece-de-resistance comes in the form of the world’s first television transmission from Mars. What strange form of life… » 7/03/08 1:00pm 7/03/08 1:00pm

Tex Avery Drives into the Future With “The Car of Tomorrow” (1951)

One quick sight gag follows another in Tex Avery’s “The Car of Tomorrow” (1951), his second foray into predicting our future (hint: parking problems solved!). Don’t miss his depiction of modern marketing’s annoying practice of “pink-wrapping” items to make them allegedly more appealing to women (on the other hand, the… » 7/02/08 1:20pm 7/02/08 1:20pm

Tex Avery Introduces “The House of Tomorrow” in 1949

An in-house tanning bed (complete with spatula-like flipper), self-adjusting chair, three-way TV set (anticipating the Food Network, Playboy Channel, and Nickelodeon, to boot), a disturbingly efficient electric razor, and some rusty mother-in-law jokes are all part of "The House of Tomorrow" envisioned by animation… » 7/01/08 1:20pm 7/01/08 1:20pm

Who Cares About Blu-ray When You Have The Television Of Tomorrow?

Sure, HD DVD has been slaughtered by Blu-ray, but will we really care when our television is an ingestible alpha-wave generator that'll just paint the pictures on the insides of our heads for us? Tex Avery's vision of the Television of Tomorrow in this MGM cartoon from 1953 might not have come true yet, but we're… » 2/20/08 4:30pm 2/20/08 4:30pm