Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Physicist Dr. Heinz Haber is both narrator and technical consultant for this "Tomorrowland" installment of Disneyland. Describing atomic energy as a "genie in a bottle", Haber explains that it has the potential for both good and evil--though the episode concentrates almost exclusively on the good. When orginally broadcast, "Our Friend the Atom" was promotionally tied in with Haber's 1956 book of the same title, published under the Disney imprimatur. This episode would be released theatrically in 1958.