Magic Highway, 1958

“An excerpt from the 1958 Disneyland TV Show episode entitled Magic Highway USA. In this last part of the show, an exploration into possible future Transportation technologies is made. Note the striking animation style here, achieved with fairly limited animation and spectacular layouts.”

- Greebo Worshipper


Thank you to Dirk Krause

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6 comments to Magic Highway, 1958

  • Kat

    Tubular highways! I just posted a link for my history class to watch this.

  • Lady Crafthole

    Haha! Even with all these labour-saving devices the mother is still needed to run the house full time :-)

  • Ray Martin

    Jaw-droppingly naive :D

  • Kim

    That is amazing and jaw-droppingly naive! One wonders if the British Secretary of State for Transport, Philip “Hoverboard” Hammond saw this as a child and still believes it to be true, after all he is on record as saying that electric cars and more motorways will solve the problem of congestion.

  • The Urbanophile » Blog Archive » Urbanoscope

    [...] This is a pretty incredible 1958 animated short called “Magic Highway” I found on How to be a Retronaut. It was supposedly put out by Disney and talks about all the amazing innovations in highways and cars that will be coming soon and how they will improve our lives. There’s a Jetsons-like quality to this, but I think it illustrates the mindset about these things people had back then. (If the video doesn’t display, click here). [...]

  • Ray McIntyre

    What a wonderful, if naive, view of the future. Am I the only one who wishes it were so?

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