Walt Disney’s Our Friend the Atom

Our Friend the Atom is a rare Walt Disney Science series from 1957 describing the advent of the Nuclear Age. Dr. Heinz Haber, a noted scientist in the field of atomic energy, hosts this look at the possibility of an exciting new power source. He starts by comparing atomic energy to a genie in a bottle, both of which capable of doing both good and evil, and it is up to humankind to develop safe controls over this largely unexplored science.


Remember to take this is in context of the times. Little was known of the problems in the future that would ensue, so its a very optimistic look, which was very much Disney himself.

Walt Disney’s Our Friend the Atom

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