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      Son of Flubber

      G Released Jan 16, 1963 1h 40m Kids & Family Comedy List
      88% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 47% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Beleaguered professor Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) has already run into a pile of misfortunes with his discovery of the super-elastic substance "Flubber." Now he hopes to have better luck with a gravity-busting derivative he's dubbed "Flubbergas." Ned's experiments, constantly hampered by government obstruction, earn the consternation of his wife, Betsy (Nancy Olson). But a game-winning modification to a football uniform may help Ned make the case for his fantastic new invention. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: 4/5 Jan 30, 2003 Full Review Marlene Matouk Tampa Bay Times Flubber has returned in all its bouncy sparkle in Son of Flubber. Jan 13, 2021 Full Review Scott G. Mignola Common Sense Media Fun, harmless sequel to the Disney classic. Rated: 4/5 Jan 2, 2011 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 1, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Jan 10, 2005 Full Review Steve Crum Kansas City Kansan The goo still flew in this fun Disney sequel. Rated: 3/5 Oct 26, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      StephenPaul C The least funny 01 hour: and 40 minutes ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 05/21/23 Full Review steve d Train wreck of a sequel with no new ideas. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review r 9 A poor follow-up to 'The Absent-Minded Professor'. 'Son of Flubber' is inferior in every department. I praise the original for its amusing humour, but this film manages to lose it almost entirely. There are a few smirk-worthy moments, but it's mostly stale. A large reason for that is the lacklustre plot, which isn't ever interesting. The Flubber itself is rarely used, as they instead focus of its "gas". The conclusion is, like with the 1961 film, rather dull and adds little. Fred MacMurray, to his credit, is again good in the role of Prof. Brainard. Nancy Olson (Betsy) and Keenan Wynn (Alonzo) are both involved again, while Tommy Kirk (Biff) is shoehorned into a bigger part; not sure why. Speaking of forced characters, James Westerfield and Forrest Lewis again appear in the roles of officers Hanson & Kelly; they were, in my opinion, only funny in 'The Shaggy Dog', which these films evidently share the same universe with. Surely this sequel needed to be bigger and grander than the earlier film? Instead it practically follows the same path without setting the world alight. Still, I'm intrigued to see where the story goes for the Disney Channel produced sequels - though I'll have to wait to view, given they oddly aren't on the studio's streaming service or anywhere else. Overall, this isn't worthy of a watch. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun and family friendly. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A very family friendly film when you could send your children to the theatre and not worry about what was being shown. ( some may consider this film corny by todays standards ). Still it was a cute film, also Disney films list cast at beginning of film, something I like. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member A rare example of an sequel which is just as funny and original of the first film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Beleaguered professor Ned Brainard (Fred MacMurray) has already run into a pile of misfortunes with his discovery of the super-elastic substance "Flubber." Now he hopes to have better luck with a gravity-busting derivative he's dubbed "Flubbergas." Ned's experiments, constantly hampered by government obstruction, earn the consternation of his wife, Betsy (Nancy Olson). But a game-winning modification to a football uniform may help Ned make the case for his fantastic new invention.
      Director
      Robert Stevenson
      Producer
      Walt Disney
      Screenwriter
      Bill Walsh
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc.
      Production Co
      Walt Disney Productions
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 16, 1963, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2014
      Runtime
      1h 40m
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