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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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Where dreams become reality.


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1 March 1985 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huck Finn  »

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$849,915 (USA)
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When they are ejecting ballast from the airship to catch the comet, one of the items thrown overboard is a Paige typesetter, of which Mark Twain comments, "Worst damn investment I ever made." In reality, Mark Twain did invest - and lost - a lot of money on an automatic typesetter. See more »

Goofs

Wires holding the asteroids that attack the airship as it nears the comet. See more »

Quotes

Mark Twain: A harp, a hymn book and wings? Good god, what a swindle. I'm led to consider a different path. Heaven for climate, Hell for company.
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Written by Billy Scream and Paul Jamison
Performed by Craig Carothers and the Billy Scream Band
Lyrics by Susan Shadburne
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wonderful, yet dark
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My mother brought this movie home from the library once when I was a young child, about 4. I didn't understand it very well, but I was thrilled by the clay animation. When I was about 13, I came across it tin the library again and after checking it out, I found a post-it note stating: "May not be understood by children under Junior High level."

When I watched it again, I understood it. There was the story of Adam and Eve and how they didn't understand what each other did, and thought each other foolish. Then there was the dark side. I still didn't understand it quite as well after watching it a second time, but it was slightly understood.

This may not being a good movie for younger children, but they do get a thrill out of the animation, although they may not fully understand it.


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