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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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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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  (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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The first full-length feature in clay animation.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Wires holding the asteroids that attack the airship as it nears the comet.See more »
Becky Thatcher:How come you want to catch that comet so bad, Mr. Twain?
Mark Twain:Oh-ho-ho, the comet and I are part of the plan, angelfish. No doubt the Almighty said here, "There go those two unaccountable freaks. They came into this world together, they must go out together."
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Brilliantly Animated Story, 17 November 2000

After recently watching this film on video, I realized I had finally seen a movie I have waited 15 years to see since I missed it in the theatres when it first came out. I was not disappointed. Will Vinton Studios went out of their way to produce a masterpiece: the animation is top-notch, the story is amusing, intelligent, and marked with wry humor. I was particularly impressed with the section with the Mysterious Stranger. Most of the film focuses on the story of Adam and Eve. They explore Twain's dark side and his emotional side. Through all the subject matter, it still remains a family movie. Absolutely brilliant.

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