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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mark Twain (voice)
Michele Mariana ...
Becky Thatcher / The Mysterious Stranger / Girl In Crowd (voice)
Gary Krug ...
Huck Finn (voice)
Chris Ritchie ...
Tom Sawyer (voice)
John Morrison ...
Adam (voice)
Carol Edelman ...
Eve (voice)
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Jim Smiley (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Herb Smith ...
The Stranger (voice)
Marley Stone ...
Aunt Polly (voice)
Wilbur Vincent ...
The Mysterious Stranger (voice)
Wally Newman ...
Captain Stormfield (voice)
Tim Conner ...
Three-Headed Alien (voice)
Todd Tolces ...
Saint Peter (voice)
Billy Scream ...
The Indexivator / Animals (voice)
Bob Griggs ...
First Heckler (voice)
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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. Written by Doug Ferrar <DAFerrar@ix.netcom.com>

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$849,915 (USA)
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The segments based on "The Diary of Adam and Eve" had been released earlier as a separate short to procure investors for the final feature film. See more »

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When Satin is destroying the clay village, the little boy clay person is already seen dead in the background before Satin destroys him. See more »

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Eve: It looks like a man. I have never seen a man before, but it looks like one. I think it's the most unusual of the reptiles. It has frizzy hair, no hips, and tapers like a carrot, so it must be a reptile, although it could also be architecture.
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Happy Birthday
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best unknown movie ever
13 March 2003 | by (boston) – See all my reviews

I know this is going to sound like hyperbole, but this makes my list of the ten best movies EVER. What a shame it's so obscure. Highly recommended, for older kids and adults. A bit dark and scary for younger kids.

The script draws in some of the more obscure Twain works such as The Mysterious Stranger and Tom And Huck Abroad, and does so seamlessly. The claymation is excellent. It really gives you sense of both the humor, darkness, and humanity of Mark Twain. Just a great, great movie, and an excellent overview of Twain and his work.

BTW, I believe that there is a later live-action movie with the same title (The Adventures Of Mark Twain), so don't get the wrong one.


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