This live action Disney film with special effects about a green piece of flub was first released in theaters on November 26, 1997, and was released on VHS on April 21, 1998, then on DVD in widescreen format on June 16, 1998.


Brilliant but befuddled Professor Philip Brainard (Williams) is on the brink of inventing a revolutionary energy source and missing his wedding to fiancée Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds -- president of financially challenged Medfield College -- for the third time! When Phillip experiments with his own big bang theory, a miraculous elastic goo -- Flubber -- emerges, leaving him ecstatic but unmarried! Phillip and his flying cyber sidekick Weebo soon discover that Flubber, applied to anything, enables it to bounce super high and fast. However, many questions remain. Is Flubber goo enough to win Sara back, save Midfield from its financial problems and slip through the hands of the evil financier who is bankrolling the college?

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo November 22, 1991
3 Trailer for Mulan (Version 2 Only) January 27, 1998
4 Trailer for Mr. Magoo
  • April 7, 1998 (Version 1)
  • April 21, 1998 (Version 2)
5 Trailer for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
6 Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World March 31, 1998
7 Teaser trailer for The Lion King II: Simba's Pride April 21, 1998
8 Video preview for The Black Cauldron April 7, 1998
9 Feature Presentation October 25, 1994
10 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
11 Flubber November 26, 1997

The early copies of Flubber did not contain the preview for Mulan, and the trailer for Mr. Magoo is different.

Advertised on:

Theatrical release

  1. Old Yeller (1997 VHS)
  2. Alice in Wonderland (1997 VHS)
  3. The Jungle Book (1997 VHS/1999 DVD)
  4. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (VHS/DVD)

1998 VHS

  1. Mummies Alive: The Legend Begins (VHS)
  2. Belle's Magical World (VHS) (extremely rare later copies)
  3. Hercules (1998 VHS)
  4. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Kurt Russell Collection
  5. Peter Pan (1998 VHS)
  6. Walt Disney Film Classics: The Hayley Mills Collection

Television broadcasts

Flubber premiered on ABC on May 9, 1999, then on Disney Channel on August 14, 1999. It aired again on ABC on April 1, 2001, and twice more on Disney Channel on May 9 and August 4, 2003, and once more on July 23, 2004.

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Japan VHS September 18, 1998
Japan DVD October 23, 1998

Notice: Flubber was shown at movie theaters in Australia and New Zealand during the 1997 - 1998 summer school holidays which include Christmas, Boxing Day (the movie's release date) and the New Year, but according to a preview for the film on the VHS release of RocketMan in Australia, it is never given a VHS release until May 1999. In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film was released on February 6, 1998.