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The Adventures of Mark Twain -- Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher stow away on Mark Twain's magical airship and take an incredible journey through time in search of Halley's Comet!
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  (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
Lise Romanoff .... sales agent
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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Did You Know?

The films composer, Billy Scream, has said that he added lyrics to the Adam & Eve love theme, and played the song at his wedding.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Wires holding the asteroids that attack the airship as it nears the comet.See more »
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 »
Happy BirthdaySee more »


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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
best unknown movie ever, 13 March 2003
Author: democracys-1 from boston

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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