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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 »

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

Writers:

Chris Columbus (screenplay), Richard Outten (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Damon ... Nemo (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Flip (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Professor Genius (voice)
Danny Mann 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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Storyline

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"...


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$407,695, 21 August 1992

Gross USA:

$1,368,210
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Company Credits

Production Co:

TMS Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Japanese DVD box-set)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Because the film was released in Japan in 1989, and because most of the Nintendo Entertainment System's games were designed in Japan, the NES tie in, Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990) was available in the US for several years before the film was released. As the American cartridges made no reference to the film, most players were unaware that the game was, in fact, a tie-in to the movie, and not simply inspired by the comic strip. See more »

Quotes

Professor Genius: Have nothing but fun!
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Connections

Version of Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Slumberland
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Melissa Manchester
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"Little Nemo" a joy true to the spirit of the original
5 March 2009 | by greg-glenSee all my reviews

"Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" is a joy and a wonder, just like the original Winsor McCay cartoons. For those ignorant of the history of American cartoons, McCay's "Little Nemo" series was a classic of naive pop surrealism exploring the adventures of a boy in the dream-world. McCay was sometimes deficient in spelling, but he was never deficient in drawing or imagination. Of course, the movie has to elide or telescope things a bit. After all, the original cartoon was a serial running episodically in newspapers. I find no serious fault with this. I took particular delight in how some scenes here meticulously mirrored the original cartoon. The animation is at various points dreamy, beautiful, dark, menacing and, of course, surreal. I think it is a mistake to view this film purely as a product of the anime industry - the film is instead a meeting of the Japanese culture with American culture. The merger of sensibilities here is quite wonderful. I loved the squirrel's petulant irritation at being called a "rat." And I loved the nightmare monster-heel. And, of course,the trickster figure, Pip. The whole thing has the quality of a twisting dream, sometimes good, sometimes bad, just like real dreams. Don't hesitate to buy and watch this. Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C., Canada


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