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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)

Little Nemo (original title)
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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 »


Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz (as William Hurtz)


Chris Columbus (screenplay), Richard Outten (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Damon ... Nemo (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Flip (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Professor Genius (voice)
Danny Mann ... Icarus (voice)
Laura Mooney Laura Mooney ... Princess Camille (voice)
Bernard Erhard Bernard Erhard ... King Morpheus (voice)
Bill Martin ... Nightmare King (voice) (as William E. Martin)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Oomp (voice)
Michael Bell ... Oompy (voice)
Sidney Miller ... Oompe (voice)
Neil Ross ... Oompa (voice)
John Stephenson ... Oompo / Dirigible Captain (voice)
Greg Burson Greg Burson ... Nemo's Father / Flap (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Nemo's Mother (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... 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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Did You Know?


The circus people in the parade scene all resemble the Slumberland characters only wearing different outfits. See more »


Nemo: Shazama pajama!
Nightmare King: Oooo, pajamas do scare me so! Ha Ha Ha!
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Alternate Versions

The following scenes, cut from the 1992 version, were reinstated on both the Japanese and U.S. DVD releases (Total running time of missing footage:): -Originally, the film opened with a long opening credit sequence (including the TMS logo), lasting 2 minutes and 45 seconds, set to the title theme song sung by Melissa Manchester. In addition, the end credits were originally 2 minutes and 3 seconds long (combined with what was originally the opening credits, the end credits in the 1992 version ran for 4 minutes and 30 seconds. The end credits in this version also had a 1992 copyright date, whereas they originally had a 1989 one). -10 seconds of the scene where Nemo falls from the cloud ruins. -10 seconds of the scene where Nemo tries to evade the train. -A 10 second shot of the film's logo, after Nemo wakes up from his first dream. -An entire 1 minute and 43 second scene where Nemo sleepwalks into the kitchen to sneak a pie out of the icebox, only to be schooled by his mother, because he broke his promise, about sneaking them out of the kitchen. He then hurries back to his room. This would explain why the "Remember Your Promise!" note appears again later in the film. -A 12 second scene where Nemo and Professor Genius arrive at the floor where Princess Camille is. -An entire 1 minute and 59 second scene where Nemo and Flip make mischief in the Slumberland Police Station, and then escape on Flip's flying Bird named Flap. -1 minute and 53 seconds worth of footage from the dance scene. -A 17 second scene of Nemo, Icarus, Flip, Princess and Professor walking through a spooky forest on the way to Nightmare Land. -An entire 1 minute and 16 second scene where Icarus tells the Oomps that if Nemo says the incantation to use the Royal Scepter, he will die. Nemo then reassures him that he will be just fine. -A 14 second scene where Nemo gets annoyed by the constant chanting from the Oomps and Icarus, as he tries to study the incantation. -A 49 second scene, where as Nemo and the others venture into Nightmare Land, Oompo gets burned, they lose direction, and they find themselves in a sea of black slime. -An entire 1 minute scene, where one of the Nightmare King's henchmen tells him that Nemo and the scepter have been terminated. But when the Alien Bird informs him that Nemo is still alive, he blows everyone away with his powers. -A 40 second scene where, after the Nightmare King has been defeated, Icarus looks for Nemo, only to find that he died from using all of his strength to activate the Royal Scepter. -A 6 second scene near the end, where, after waking up from his dream, Nemo apologizes to his mother for breaking his promise by taking the pie from the kitchen. See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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It's nice to relive your childhood every now and then
9 January 2005 | by abum190See all my reviews

My sister and I used to go to this daycare where we watched a movie a day. We watched a lot of movies more than once and this was one of them, because everyone loved it so much. About a month ago, I remembered so little about the movie that I thought I had dreamed about it (kinda ironic, don't you think?). Then I looked it up on IMDb and realized it was a real movie. I got it for my sister for Christmas and having just watched it, I'm glad I did.

Nemo is a fun-loving boy who dreams that he goes to Slumberland, a magical kingdom that contains everything any kid would ever love. This place becomes a sort of reality for Nemo and he is entrusted as King Morpheus's heir and given a key to every door in the kingdom- however, he is asked to not open the door that has the key's symbol on it. Of course, he ends up opening it (with a little encouragement from a troublemaker named Flip) and the Nightmare King ends up kidnapping the king.

The movie is not an intricate masterpiece storywise, but the plot and characters are so much fun it really doesn't matter! The real joy here is the animated backgrounds and effects- this movie is a visual stunner.

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Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$407,695, 23 August 1992

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Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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