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Where dreams become reality.
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

James Whitmore ... 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)

Dal McKennon ... 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)
Coward Wholesale ... Second Heckler (voice)
Tom Gasek ... Man in Crowd / Homer / Calaveras Miner / Mud People (voice)
Sally Sopwith ... Woman in Crowd (voice)

Will Vinton ... Dan'l Webster (voice) (as Wilf Innton)
Andrew Edwards ... First Miner (voice)
Harvey Brown ... Second Miner (voice)

Craig Bartlett ... Calaveras Miner (voice)

Mark Gustafson ... Calaveras Miner (voice)
Bruce McKean ... Calaveras Miner (voice)
Billy Victor ... God (voice)
Compton Downs ... Injun Joe (voice)
Nell Suza ... Animals / Mud People (voice)
Tim Kahn ... Animals (voice)
Stashu Beencof ... Animals (voice)
Kim Tonner ... Mud People (voice)
Gary Thompson ... Baby Cain (voice)

Directed by
Will Vinton 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Susan Shadburne 
Mark Twain  segments "The Jumping Frog of Calavaras County, " "The Diary of Adam and Eve, " "Captain Stormfield's Diary, " "The Mysterious Stranger"

Produced by
Susan Shadburne .... associate producer
Hugh Kennedy Tirrell .... associate producer
Will Vinton .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Scream 
 
Film Editing by
Kelley Baker 
Michael Gall 
Ed Geis 
Skeets McGrew 
Will Vinton 
 
Set Decoration by
Joan C. Gratz 
 
Production Management
David Altschul .... production supervisor
Andy Wiskes .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Joan C. Gratz .... stage design
Don Merkt .... stage design
 
Sound Department
Kelley Baker .... sound effects editor
Kelley Baker .... sound recordist
Jan Baross .... sound editor
Paul Diener .... sound effects editor
Luther Greene .... foley artist
Luther Greene .... sound mixer
Will Harvey .... sound mixer
Gary McRobert .... sound recordist
Larry Oatfield .... foley mixer
Andy Wiskes .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Gary McRobert .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
George Lockwood .... special optical effects
Sam Longoria .... front projection designer/camera
Sam Longoria .... motion control designer/camera
Pat O'Neill .... special optical effects
Will Vinton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce McKean .... still photographer
 
Animation Department
Barry Bruce .... character designer
Barry Bruce .... lead animator
 
Editorial Department
Kelley Baker .... negative conforming
Bob Zurcher .... negative conforming
 
Music Department
Paul Diener .... music editor
Will Vinton .... music editor
 
Other crew
Douglas Aberle .... claymation artist
Craig Bartlett .... claymation artist
Arnold Biskar .... accountant
Peter Dekom .... legal consultant
Michael Duffield .... title designer: main titles
William Fiesterman .... claymation artist
Jim Fischer .... synthesizer effects
Tom Gasek .... claymation artist
Mark Gustafson .... claymation artist
Carol Hart .... production assistant
James McAllister .... claymation artist
Bruce McKean .... claymation artist
Don Merket .... claymation artist
Walter Murch .... creative consultant
Billy Scream .... synthesizer effects
Leslie Sears .... assistant to director (as Leslie M. Sears)
Dennis Tbor .... title designer: main titles
Will Vinton .... claymation artist
Matt Wuerker .... claymation artist
Marilyn Zornado .... assistant to director
Marilyn Zornado .... title layout
Adam D. Wright .... distribution executive (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huck Finn" - USA (closing credits title)
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86 min
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Trivia:
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:
Revealing mistakes: Wires holding the asteroids that attack the airship as it nears the comet.See more »
Quotes:
Adam:Abel is a good boy, but if Cain had stayed a bear, it would have improved him.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Neighbours (1952)See more »
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29 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
These people are not exaggerating, 17 December 2004
Author: karo-6 from Amsterdam

Amazingly for those who haven't seen it (and usually neither heard of it), this unknown animated masterpiece regularly makes it into the shortest short-list of best films of those who have - and i don't mean list of animated movies, but movies in general. Uncomparable to anything else - much like Twain himself - it's every aspect is just amazing. It will feast your eyes (as much as any claymation can), fill your heart (with a both joy, sorrow, warmth and eeriness), boggle your brain, and make your jaw hurt. And you'll still have to find time to enjoy acting (yes, _acting_ of the clay figures here is just amazing) and clever solutions. For example, Mysterious Stranger is the best visualization of Devil(?) i ever saw in film.

Some have pointed out that it is "not necessarily a kids movie"; Not AT ALL a kids movie, i'd rather say.

Nobody forgets seeing it, and as soon as one remembers it later, one starts to look for it. Alas, it is extremely hard to find - at least i never succeeded. I saw it only twice, on TV, no less than 10 and 14 years ago, and my filmometer jumps high every time i think about it.

Find it. See it. Enjoy the ride. Copy it. Copy it again, for your grandchildren, and save the copy somewhere safe till they grow up.

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