The T.V. of Tomorrow

The T.V. of Tomorrow is a 1953 animated theatrical short directed by Tex Avery. It was part of series of cartoons Avery did satirizing technology of the future which included: The House of Tomorrow, The Car of Tomorrow, and The Farm of Tomorrow. These were parodies of live-action promotional films that were commonly shown in theaters at the time.


The cartoon begins with "Your Town, U.S.A.", a quiet, peaceful neighborhood as explained by the narrator, voiced by Paul Frees. But over night, Television mania took over the town, flooding the rooftops with TV antennas. However, as the narrator explains, Television came with problems: eye strain, image distortion, and picture jumping. But these problems are eliminated by the following "Television sets of tomorrow":