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The Adventures of Mark Twain 1985

  • Will Vinton
  • March 1, 1985
  • 86 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Animation, Family
Where dreams become reality.
Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the human race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet and crashing into it, achieving his "destiny." It's up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him that his judgment is wrong and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren't just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain's fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the "historical" events that inspired his works.


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I admire Will Vinton's distinctive character designs greatly. His other works can be seen in The California Raisins (which I plan on revisiting next year), Michael Jackson 'Speed Demon', Return to Oz (which we saw earlier this year for its 30th anniversary)

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The 'Mysterious Stranger' scene alone is enough scare kids. Seeing how imaginative and creative it was, I had to see it in full.

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I had discovered this gem of a film only a few years ago when I stumbled upon this YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqi5F5MqqTQ

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