The Jetsons at 50

A Peek Into the Jetsons Archive at Warner Brothers Animation

See some early sketches of the cartoon family that shaped our vision of what life would be like in the 21st century


The Jetsons Get Schooled: Robot Teachers in the 21st Century Classroom

Elroy gets in trouble with his robot teacher as we recap the final episode from its first season


Sad Jetsons: Depression, Buttonitis and Nostalgia in the World of Tomorrow

All Jane needs to recover from a case of the blues is a little bit of 19th century Americana


Mid-21st Century Modern: That Jetsons Architecture

The artists and animators working on "The Jetsons" were inspired by the futurist architecture popping up around Los Angeles


Viva Las Venus: The Jetsons and Wholesome Hedonism

What happens in the year 2063 stays in the year 2063

A miniaturized George Jetson talks to his boss Mr. Spacely on a videophone (1963)

Future Calling: Videophones in the World of The Jetsons

If there's one thing the Jetsons came closest to nailing, its the prevalence of being able to talk with your boss or family via video


The Jetsons and the Future of the Middle Class

Living paycheck to paycheck in the techno-utopian future


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 09 – Elroy’s TV Show

Kids of the 1960s were let in on the secret of how television is made.


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 08 – Rosey’s Boyfriend

The personal humanoid robotic assistant easily makes the short list of retro-futuristic dreams still unfulfilled


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 07 – The Flying Suit

Viewers got their first look at jetpacks as well as what actually happens on the ground beneath the Jetsons, and while it may not be zombies, it isn't pretty


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 06 – The Good Little Scouts

A camping trip to the moon might seem fanciful, but 1960s advertisers were already promoting space tourism


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 05 – Jetson’s Nite Out

George and Mr. Spacely sneak off to watch the big game, but are caught in the act by Jane on the family's super-sized television


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 04 – The Coming of Astro

Man's best friend has been fending off the the threat of a robot replacement for decades, not just on television


Recapping ‘The Jetsons’: Episode 03 – The Space Car

The Jetsons didn't invent the flying car, but it sure did a lot to cement the idea of the airborne automobile into the American imagination


Recapping “The Jetsons”: Episode 02 – A Date With Jet Screamer

The Jetson family's descent into sex, drugs and rock & roll


Recapping “The Jetsons”: Episode 01 – Rosey the Robot

Meet George Jetson! The first installment of our 24-part series on the show that would forever change how we view the future

The Jetsons title slate from 1962

50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters

Although it was on the air for only one season, The Jetsons remains our most popular point of reference when discussing the future.

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