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The House of Tomorrow (1949)

A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writers:

Jack Cosgriff (story), Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Frank Graham Frank Graham ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Joi Lansing ... Woman on television (uncredited)
Don Messick ... Narrator - Pressure Cooker Blackout (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A narrator takes us on a tour of the dream house of the future, and its many innovative appliances.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дом завтрашнего дня See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While Don Messick is heard on some prints of the cartoon, his voice was a "looping" of the scene about the pressure cooker. The original narration referenced the year 1975 as being the "tomorrow" of the title, so the line was redone by Messick (Frank Graham having died years before) to advance the year of the future to 2050. See more »

Goofs

The automatic sandwich maker makes sandwiches by slicing up bread and salami and demonstrates how the sandwiches are made. In the next shot when the sandwich maker is putting the sandwiches on the plates, the remaining loaf of bread and salami have both vanished. See more »


Soundtracks

Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
(uncredited)
Music from German folk song
[Plays when Fido's entrance is shown.]
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Fun, but enough with the Mother-in-law jokes!
15 April 1999 | by SquonkSee all my reviews

"The House of Tomorrow" is a great Tex Avery short which focuses in on the wonderful inventions certain to be part of our lives in the near future. Many of the gags are very clever and original. The machine designed to answer all of your children's questions is my favorite. Though, I give this short high marks, it still gets into a major rut. That being, the overuse of the Mother-in-law jokes. Those segments can only be called predictable, a word you'd almost never use to describe the work of Mr. Avery.


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