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
97 Views

It all started one day...

...after Tom heard about

Becky Thatcher...

...going down to see Saint Louis

with the judge.

It just worked on him thinking

about her down there having fun.

Time is slipping away,

and l'm getting older and older, Huck.

There's no wars breaking out,

no continents to explore.

No way a man can make

a name for hisself.

And now Becky exploring.

What an outrage.

l heard tell the Saint Louis papers

been talking about...

...some kind of balloon up there.

Suppose Becky will see it.

But probably not.

-That's it.

-What?

All the continents and stuff been

discovered by Christopher Columbus.

But for certain sure,

nobody has charted the skies.

What the sam hill are you

carrying on about?

The balloon in the papers

near Saint Louis.

What about it?

You couldn't see an adventure

hanging from the end of your nose.

Full steam ahead.

Get your paper right here.

Halley's comet coming.

Extra. Extra.

The countryside was humming

because of the balloon...

...and folks said there was a comet

heading our way.

Penny a paper. Penny a paper.

--like even these ones.

He might let me at least...

...you know,

get on and walk around....

-lt's taken me a long time.

-Doomed!

But once lost,

l could not find it with a dog.

-Great guns.

-Amazing.

Surely, Mr. Twain,

you aren't fool enough...

...to actually travel

in that fantastic contraption.

The man with a new idea is a fool...

...until the idea succeeds.

Why, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn,

whatever are you doing here?

-Nothing.

-Why, Becky Thatcher...

...land sakes, what a coincidence...

...you being here the same time

as Huck and me.

lsn't he grand?

l got up close so l could see,

and he stopped.

He let me shake his hand.

-You shook his--?

-Well, that's nothing.

He's invited us to be

the first inspectors of his balloon.

-He has?

-ls that just more of your hot air?

Come, step lively, Huck.

We'd best be getting aboard.

So long, Becky.

Tom....

Where you really going

in that thing, Mr. Twain?

Going traveling?

Travel has no longer

any charm for me.

l've seen all the foreign countries

l care to see...

...except for heaven and hell...

...and l have only a vague curiosity

as concerns one of those.

No, friends,

l go to meet the comet.

He's not really gonna do that.

-Yes indeed, l surely plan to.

-But that's dangerous.

Come on, Huck.

Come on, hurry up.

You're nothing but a liar

and a stowaway, Tom Sawyer.

You too, Huck Finn.

You mustn't.

l came in with Halley's comet

in 1 835...

...when l was born.

And l expect to go out with it.

Oh, l'm looking forward to that.

-Welcome to the hurricane deck.

-lt stopped.

-Whoopee, let's go.

-What in tarnation is this thing?

Be careful, Tom.

-Tom, where are you?

-Great Scott, what a contraption.

-Huck.

-Look at that, Tom.

l thought l saw someone.

Gee willikers.

Look at this.

Huck.

-Whoopee.

-Oh, no.

-We're on our way.

-Oh, no!

Great Scott, we gotta get off.

Off? What's the matter with you?

Now, l'll be celebrated.

Tom Sawyer, the ''aeronort.''

-That'll show that Becky Thatcher.

-Show her what?

Caught you out, didn't l, Tom Sawyer?

You are stowaways.

-Becky, you're no balloon inspector.

-Neither are you.

Are you ever gonna catch it

when your Aunt Polly gets ahold of--

-Welcome to the hurricane deck.

-Boys. Tom. Huck.

-Mark Twain.

-And Becky Thatcher.

-How did he know our names?

-Hello, my angelfish.

More every day you remind me

of my wife, Livy, God rest her.

Same combination

of innocence and sand.

Same carefree laugh of a girl.

What happened to Livy,

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