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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »

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Nemo (voice)
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Flip (voice)
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Danny Mann ...
Icarus (voice)
Laura Mooney ...
Bernard Erhard ...
King Morpheus (voice)
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Nightmare King (voice) (as William E. Martin)
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Oomp (voice)
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Oompy (voice)
Sidney Miller ...
Oompe (voice)
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Oompa (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Greg Burson ...
Nemo's Father / Flap (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Nemo's Mother (voice)
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Bon Bon (voice)
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A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself. Written by Kadi Lynnith

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Take Off On A Wonderful Adventure With "Little Nemo"...


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21 August 1992 (USA)  »

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El pequeño Nemo  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,368,210 (USA)
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Trivia

This film includes several references to Winsor McCay's other work. For instance, Gertie the Dinosaur is seen holding up a bandstand cover, and Nemo's mother asks him if he has been "sneaking pies again," in reference to "Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend." See more »

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Nemo: Your Majesty, I broke my promise. I opened the forbidden door. I'm very sorry.
King Morphy Morpheus: Hm. Your courage destroyed the Nightmare King and his evil kingdom is gone forever.
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"Kiddy" and "Kid Appropriate" are two very different things.
5 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In reference to my review's my tag line, this is by no means a movie for "kids only". Looking back at Little Nemo as an adult, I'm surprised at how well it still holds up in my eyes. The writer's did a good job in making Little Nemo suitable for younger viewers, but without dumbing down the plot, dialogue, or artistic creativity of the film. There's no reason why a kids film can't be smart and original, and it really irks me when writers use a young target audience as an excuse to give us a second rate script.

Little Nemo is certainly unique if nothing else. The story follows a young, imaginative boy named Nemo as he travels through the mystical Slumberland. Nemo meets and befriends numerous people throughout Slumberland eventually earning the high esteem of the land's royal family. Unfortunately things go horribly wrong after Nemo's curiosity inadvertently leads him to unleash a virtual Pandora's Box, which threatens to destroy the kingdom. Can Nemo redeem himself and save his new friends?

The lead characters are very well developed, thanks in no small part to the great voice actors. They convey a genuine and convincing level of human emotion. Little Nemo has a very surreal atmosphere to it, which work perfectly at conveying the dreamy atmosphere of Slumberland. There are also some surprisingly dark and moody moments. Don't get me wrong, this isn't scary by any means, far from it, but the colors are very effective in conveying the tense emotion and gloomy atmosphere of these scenes. Likewise the more upbeat moments are also very well executed, with a bright vibrant array of reds, blues, yellows, etc. Really top-notch animation, that still holds up very well even by today's standards.

I would definitely recommend Little Nemo if you're looking for a quality children's film, that parents will likely enjoy as well.


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