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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)

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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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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 »

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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

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

Quotes

Nemo: Who was that Professor?
Professor Genius: Flip! A frightful fellow!
Nemo: Flip?
Professor Genius: Please, forget you ever heard that name.
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Connections

Referenced in Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Fun and Laughter
Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Dreams vs nightmares= good vs evil in a beautifully animated and imaginative film
14 October 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw Little Nemo: Adeventures in Slumberland on YouTube last night, having vague memories of seeing it once as a child. I just want to say I loved it; it is such a beautiful imaginative movie, that is a must-see for everyone. There is so much to recommend this wonderful movie, and the rest of this review will aim to explain why the film was so good.

The animation is stunning. Yes, I know some of the characters' faces were rather pale, but the backgrounds are colourful and lush, and the scenes in the sky were jaw-dropping. The songs by the Sherman Brothers, who brought us Mary Poppins, Jungle Book, Aristocats and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are lovely and memorable. Some bring a subtle touch to scenes, while others are jolly and fun.

The characters are a delight. Nemo is still a likable character, if a rather unlikely hero. Icarus is hilarious, Camille has her good moments, King Morpheus reminds me of Santa, Captain Genius is great fun but my favourite has be Flip. As for the vocal talents they were exceptional, the standout easily being Mickey Rooney in a fitfully amusing turn as Flip. The story is highly imaginative and beautifully told, with some subtle moments and some dark ones. I will admit what I remembered most about this movie as a child was the Nightmare King. Young children may find him frightening, but he is such an effective villain. Who cares if he looks a little like Chernabog from Fantasia, he is still a scary and great villain in my eyes.

All in all, a beautiful, imaginative and underrated film. 10/10 of course! Bethany Cox


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