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The Wonderful World of Disney - Moon Pilot
The Wonderful World of Disney - Moon Pilot
Strap in for a rollicking ride to the early days of space travel, and lift off with comedy at the controls!


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Movie Reviews

Lift off with comedy at the controls.
microjoe | 01/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TRIVIA & BEHIND THE SCENES: Tom Tryon was selected for the lead role right after he had completed a western television series for Disney known as "Texas John Slaughter". The film is directed by James Nielson, the first of many movies he helmed for the Disney Studio after directing 2 episodes of Zorro. His movies for Disney included Bon Voyage, The Moon-Spinners, Summer Magic, The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin.. The 3 songs in the movie were composed by those Disney wonders, the Sherman Brothers . Dany Saval as the female lead Lyrae, Saval was an actress from France. Disney regulars Tommy Kirk, Brian Keith and Edmond O'Brien turn in great performances. Screenplay by Maurice Tombragel, based upon an original story by Robert Bruckner from his novel "Starfire". Disney's first feature film about outer space, it features some nice special effects and gadgets. The FBI filed a complaint to Disney about their portrayal in the film. Disney hoped for some future success for the their female lead, and had her sing a song from the movie on the next Annette Funicello record. Running time 98 minutes. Premiered on February 9, 1962, general release on April 5, 1962. It later aired on the weekly Disney television show on NBC's "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", on January 16 & 23, 1966. It then re-aired on February 21 & 28, 1971 with the show's new NBC title "Wonderful World of Disney". First released on VHS in 1986. Disney also produced an episode for their television show that was a behind the scenes peek at the making of the movie, titled "Spy in the Sky".

PLOT: A space scientist is assigned, reluctantly, to an important space mission, but a mysterious young woman keeps appearing everywhere he goes trying to give him a message. Even more unusual, she seems to know all the top secret details of his upcoming mission. He finally reports her appearances to the authorities, and while they are looking for her, HE disappears. So who is this girl, is she a Russian spy? The Air Force, and FBI clash as they try to figure out what is going on, and the blame game begins. Much of the films jokes come from poking fun at our government institutions, all shown as bumbling fools. No one escapes the skewering which includes the Air Force, FBI, Secret Service, Senators, and other agencies.
Walt Disney's Moon Pilot DVD
Richard K. Cook | 09/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great movie it's a good old Disney great. Glad I found it for my collection. If you are a Disney fan it is a must. This movie brought back the time when I was a kid and seen it at the theater. Gee I wish they made more movies like this. Again get and enjoy with the whole family."
Ground control to Capt. Tom
Robert | Fresno, Ca. | 08/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I use to think Mr. Dean Jones was the leading funny man for the Disney studios, but Tom Tryon gives it his best as a rather clueless volunteer to the mission of orbiting the moon. He has been given a few days leave before the mission resumes, but not without it's security difficulties and comic mayhem. He also "encounters" a beautiful foreign female who begins to follow him wherever he goes, and almost always out of nowhere. I won't give out the result of this plot, but Mr. Tom Tryon should have done more for Disney as he shows positive comedic acting skills in this Moon Mission mishap. Fun to watch all the way."