Disneyland: Magic Highway U.S.A. (1958)

Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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A Disneyland salute to America's roadways--past, present, and future--this episode is an agreeable blend of animation (much of produced especially for TV) and live action. Chronicling the early days of motor transportation, the episode features rare newsreel footage of the opening of the Lincoln Highway in 1913. Also seen in this segment is a satirical recreation of the perils of driving in the first two decades of the 20th century (for example, a driver might have to disassemble his entire car so as not to frighten a passing horse), as enacted by members of the Horseless Carriage Club, Southern California chapter. The animated portion of the program offers amusing glimpse of contemporary driving problems (with lots of archaic "woman driver" jokes) before seguing into a fanciful speculation of the Highway of the Future.