After eating a rarebit at a party, a woman has a strange dream in which her husband converts their home into a flying machine to escape having to pay the exorbitant interest on the mortgage, on a flight that takes them around the world and to the moon.
“The Flying House” is a “re-imagining” of Winsor McCay’s 1921 short, “Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend: The Flying House.”. Bill Plympton cleaned, removed all imperfections, and colored each frame using reprints of Winsor’s color comics as a guide. By recording the voices of Patricia Clarkson & Matthew Modine he was able to remove the balloons and intertitles and replace them by their voices. A completely new soundtrack was added as well.