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The Blue Yonder (aka 'Time Flyer')


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  • Actors: Peter Coyote, Huckleberry Fox, Art Carney
  • Directors: Mark Rosman
  • Format: NTSC, Color
  • Language: English
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Walt Disney Home Video
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000683DK0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,287 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Have you ever thought of traveling through time... going forward or backward to any date? That's the intriguing question aviator/inventor Max Knickerbocker (E. T's Peter Coyote) asks 11-year-old Jonothan Knicks (Huckleberry Fox of "Terms of Endearment"). Max is unaware that Jonothan is his grandson - already an adventurous time traveller thanks to a machine built by his neighbour, Henry Coogan (Academy Award-winner actor Art Carney). Can Jonathan save his grandfather from a fatal solo flight across the atlantic and alter the course of history? Summary written by Rick Brownlie

Customer Reviews

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I have this movie on VHS and I love this movie and it plays great.
Scott D. Cooper
I would buy this but I can't get myself to spend so much when I don't know if I will even like it now as an adult.
Lonnie Muenkel
"Goodbye, Jonathan." and you KNOW he is going to die--so heartbreaking for a child!!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on March 4, 2005
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I saw this movie several years ago on TV. Sadly Disney has not seen fit to put it on DVD yet. One can only hope they will since they are releasing several of the other movies now. Peter Coyote, Art Carney, and Huckleberry Fox all turn in wonderful performances. Henry played by Carney plays the part of Jonathan's, Fox, grandfather. He tells him stories of how his great grandfather, Coyote, tried to cross the Atlantic by plane before Lindbergh did it. Jonathan uses a time machine to go back and try to help his great grandfather succeed. A great movie for the whole family. I sure would buy it if I could get it on DVD.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hooley on August 25, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
I absoulutely Love this movie, I watch it heaps on Austar, I really think it should be on DVD format, I highly recommand it, a excelent family movie, I will buy it as soon it comes on DVD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Cooper on October 29, 2009
Format: VHS Tape
I have this movie on VHS and I love this movie and it plays great. I wish it was on DVD but no dice yet. I love it just as much as I did when I was a kid. Jump at your chance to grab this classic which Disney seems to have forgotten about. I have had the VHS in my possesion for about 10 years now still love and pull it out every once in a while to relive my childhood. It was pretty tough to trach down back then it because it was discontinued. Every home Disney should not be without it. Buy it buy it now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George - Cornelius, NC on October 15, 2011
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I was delighted to find this movie at Amazon. Many years ago I was able to make a poor quality VHS copy from one of the movie channels. I had this movie along with another on the same tape.

Amy, the gal that sent me the Disney movie on the VHS tape was most kind as she sent along a note telling me to let her know if I was the least bit unhappy.

The package arrived, overpacked to protect the tape and in excellent condition. I have since moved the tape to DVD so I can play it on all of my digital equipment.

I am a 72 year old kid and this movie takes me back to my days in the Civil Air Patrol where I got to fly in small planes often.

Many thanks, Amy and many thanks Amazon
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By Amazon Customer on December 31, 2010
Format: VHS Tape
I saw this on the Disney channel back when it first came out in 1985. At first I was bothered by Jonathan's (Huckleberry Fox)70's mullety hairstyle. Was he a boy or a girl? That and the fact that I walked in on the middle of the show where he's dressed in old-fashioned clothes must have added to my confusion on his gender, therefore leading to my initial biased opinion.
But I was eventually drawn to it as my grandfather loved airplanes and had one of his own that he had built. I was drawn into the movie. I am not much of a sci-fi person so I find the thought of time travel very bizarre and hard to comprehend. So the movie was a bit strange, but really quite good.

When it first came out on Disney, it was known as "The Blue Yonder", after pilot Max Knickerbocker's biplane. However, they later revised it and added more scenes (or maybe just added clips they cut out of Blue Yonder) and released it as the Disney Sunday Movie known as "Time Flyer". I liked that version best as it made more sense.

Jonathan goes back in time to meet his grandfather Max and he is WAY out of place in his grandfather's world--including his 1980s flamboyant clothes. He acts like a goon! He should know he is in another time but of course he is just an ignorant kid. It is funny and interesting. One of my favorite scenes which was not on the original movie (Blue Yonder) was in "Time Flyer" when Jonathan walks into a MacDonald's and asks for a quarter pounder. Apparently MacDonald's didn't sell quarter pounders in those days!! (Or maybe that MacDonald's had nothing to do with the fast food chain--apparently if I remember correctly, it was a grocery store, and the fast food chain is spelled "McDonalds"). I guess he goes back to the 20's...
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Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
I recently watched "The Blue Yonder" on VHS.This was the first time I had seen it since it aired on TV in 1985. I still love the movie as much now as then. This is an Adventure/SciFi movie about a young boy (Huckleberry Fox) who goes back in time to try to save his grandfather who died while trying to become the first person to fly across the Atlantic. There are great performances by Peter Coyote (as the boy's father) and Art Carney (as a friend of the boy), but for me, what really made this a first rate production was the masterful direction of Mark Rosman and the incredibly believeable performance by the very adorable young Huckleberry Fox in what may possibly be his greatest role ever. This is a movie for anyone who needs encouragement to follow their dreams and believe in their own vision. This movie soars with adventure, and when you watch it your spirit will soar as well. (I am hoping and praying that Disney will release this wonderful film on DVD.)
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