Genre Guesstimation – Jetsons: The Movie (1990)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s genre has been chosen by Emily Slade of Why This Film Podcast and we will be reviewing our favorite Non-Disney Animated Films of the 90’s.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Dec by sending them to nondisneyemily@movierob.net

Tnx Emily!

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Non-Disney Animated Films of the 90’s……..

“Why did you wake me? I was dreaming about sleeping.” – George Jetson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Dec 2021)

Brief Synopsis – George Jetson is sent to a far away plant by Mr. Spacely and he and his family must adjust to their new surroundings so far form their home.

My Take on it – Fun film that is able to take the story of the family from the future and bring it closer to the more modern world that e live in.

As a kid, I loved watching reruns of this show ad despite the characters sometimes just running in circles with the plots, the futuristic aspects have always been fascinating to watch.

The added technology over the 25 years between the show and this film saw such an amazing growth in real technology that sometimes is based on sci-fi and this show is no exception to that rule.

Obviously, we are still quite far from much of this technology to really come to fruition soon, but we are definitely closer now than we were in both 1964 when the show was on and in 1990 when this film was made.

The story itself deals with environmental concerns of businesses that are doing some kind of drilling and they found a nice way to integrate it into a futuristic setting.

It is enjoyable watching these characters, but the film isn’t deep on any level at all.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A few moments before his death, George O’Hanlon had recorded all of his dialogue for George Jetson. According to voice director Andrea Romano, O’Hanlon had suffered a second stroke and found it difficult to read and hear and in the end he died in the recording studio doing what he loved. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not really. Fun to see these characters again, but the story isn’t very powerful at all.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (6/10)

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