Adventures of Mark Twain, The


Restored to High Definition, recently released by Magnolia in Dec. 2012. The imagination of Mark Twain meets the magic of Will Vinton, in this fantastical journey of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn as they travel through time in search of Halley's Comet. This year marks the 175th Anniversary of Twain's birth, and the 125th Anniversary of Twain's pinnacle work Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and the 100th anniversary of his death.


Director: Will Vinton Producer: Will Vinton Executive Producer: Hugh Tirrell Writer: Mark Twain and Susan Shadburne Animators: Barry Bruce, Joan Gratz,, Don Merkt, Will Vinton, Craig Bartlett, Bill Fiesterman, Mark Gustafson, Bruce McKean, Tom Gasek, Doug Aberle, Matt Wuerker Music: Billy Scream James Whitmore (Shawshank Redemption) as the voice of Mark Twaln


Animation, Family

RUNTIME: (86 Min)


Will Vinton


Hugh K. Tirrell

YEAR: 2012

RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1986






Photos / Additional Key Art

Long Synopsis

Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn stow away with Mark Twain on an incredible journey to meet with Halley's Comet – a journey that takes them through a variety of Twain's stories and characters, including "The Diary of Adam and Eve", "Huckleberry Finn", "The Mysterious Stranger", "The Famous Jumping Frog of Caliverous County" and "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven". "The Adventures of Mark Twain" was the first all claymation feature film ever created where every aspect of the film is made of plasticene clay. According to film critic, Michael Medvid, this film is "the most original and audacious animated film since "Fantasia"'! And in the opinion of it's Director, Will Vinton, it is unlikely such an endeavor and "labor of love" will ever be attempted again. "It's the zenith of claymation! DVD EXTRAS: * Director's Commentary * Story of Claymation (16:44) * Behind the Scenes (14:57) * Selected Music Tracks * Still Image Gallery including Production Art * Interviews with key staff (53:38) WILL VINTON'S SHORTS • Closed Mondays (8:00) (Academy Award® Winner) • The Great Cognito (4:00) (Academy Award® Nominee) • A Christmas Gift (8:16) • The Famous Jumping Frog (4:00) • Dinosaur (13:00) • Legacy (6:00) • Mountain Music (8:00) • Go Down Death (8:00)