The animated short film "Duck Dodgers in the 24th 1/2 Century" is classic Daffy Duck. Much like the Jetsons, this film presents a world of flying cars and ultra-modern design. In an odd way, by examining comedic films you're able to most accurately take the pulse of the nation. The world of 1953 was certainly obsessed with space travel.
Duck Dodgers was rated 4th in the 1994 list of the 50 greatest cartoons of all time.