The Absent-Minded Professor ( 1961 )


Bumbling professor Ned Brainard accidentally invents flying rubber, or "Flubber", an incredible material that gains energy every time it strikes a hard surface. It allows for the invention of shoes that can allow jumps of amazing heights and enables a modified Model-T to fly. Unfortunately, no one is interested in the material except for Alonzo Hawk, a corrupt businessman who wants to steal the material for himself.

The protagonist's inventive and imaginative problem-solving abilities are central to the story.


Light-hearted and humorous situations drive much of the plot.

Characters demonstrate determination in overcoming obstacles.

Themes of taking responsibility for one's actions are present.

Collaborative efforts to solve challenges are depicted.

violence 2/10

Comic and slapstick violence, including pratfalls and physical gags.

intimacy 1/10

Mild romantic elements and brief, non-explicit displays of affection.

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