The Adventures of Mark Twain

Synopsis: Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the human race, is intent upon finding Halley's Comet and crashing into it, achieving his "destiny." It's up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him that his judgment is wrong and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren't just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain's fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the "historical" events that inspired his works.
Director(s): Will Vinton
Production: Eureka Entertainment Ltd
 
IMDB:
7.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
80%
G
Year:
1985
86 min
127 Views


Mr. Twain?

To the helm.

We've work to do.

Mr. Twain, there's been

some kind of an accident.

l think a miscalculation.

-Not by a considerable sight.

-But we're taking off.

What a view.

-How are we gonna get down?

-You keep a tight tongue, Huck.

-This is bully up here, Mr. Twain.

-This is glorious.

-Did we ever strike it lucky.

-Yeah.

-How high are we?

-How are we gonna get back down?

-Down is not our destination, my boy.

-Oh, no.

You mean we're--?

-Where are we going?

-To Halley's comet.

Halley's comet?

-We'd get--

-Burned to a crisp.

lt will be the greatest

disappointment of my life...

...if l don't meet up with that comet.

-Have a look back here.

-The man's plumb crazy.

-l wanna show you something.

-Well, l'm not. You stick with me.

See here.

Now, we cross the Atlantic...

...catch this trade wind...

...to where the comet's parabola

comes close to the Earth.

Or close enough.

How come a writer knows so much

about piloting and navigating?

Because long before l was a writer,

l was a Mississippi riverboat pilot.

Say, that's an uncommon fine frog.

Well, that's Homer.

You know, it was a frog like Homer

that put me in the writing business.

l wrote a story about The Celebrated

Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.

That's right here.

Home of Jim Smiley and

his famous frog, Dan'l Webster.

Famous frog?

Will you tell me what in tarnation

a frog could do to get hisself famous?

Oh, Tom.

l've been trying everything l know,

and l ain't even a little bit famous yet.

Well, l'll tell you all about him.

Just as it was told to me.

What a fellow, that Jim Smiley.

Always betting on anything

that turned up.

Only thing is,

he made sure he won every bet.

He catched a frog one day

and took him home...

...and said he'd calculate

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