The Adventures of Mark Twain

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Director: Will Vinton Cast: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug

DVD (Color / Wide Screen)

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Will Vinton, the stop-motion animation whiz who brought us The California Raisins, is the principal creative force behind The Adventures of Mark Twain. A clay-model Twain, voiced by James Whitmore, sets out in a hot-air balloon to find Halley's Comet. Joining the waspish humorist on his journey are some of his favorite creations, including Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn. As the balloon ascends further into the sky, we are treated to animated dramatization of such Twain classics as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County." Though brilliantly conceived and executed, Adventures of Mark Twain might have been even more effective had it been shortened by ten minutes or so.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2012
UPC: 0876964005111
Original Release: 1985
Rating: G
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:26:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director commentary; Story of claymation; Behind the scenes; Ths music of Mark Twain - selected music tracks; Crew interviews; Still gallery; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Adventures of Mark Twain
1. Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer
2. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
3. The Diaries of Adam & Eve
4. A Fearful Storm
5. The Mysterious Stranger
6. Mark Twain's Notebook
7. Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
8. The Private Life of Adam & Eve
9. Homer to the Rescue
10. Catching Halley's Comet
11. "Everyone is a Moon"
12. End Credits

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HSM_CJH-fan More than 1 year ago
Gotta love the claymation era of the 80's for giving us this gem of a film. Not historically accurate in the slightest (Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher traveling with Mark Twain? As if!), but still entertaining. The detail of the sets are astounding, and the characters are fun to watch. Great for the kids and the kids-at-heart. Even better when you have a slight knowledge of Twain's writings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series is very "deep". I covers issues like humanity, morality, christianity. It even portrays Satan in a very different way than most people would expect. I would not let younger kids watch this less of scary images or difficult to understand. It is however an outstanding display of clay animation. A collector's item, not really something to give to your young ones.