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The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985 film)
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| based on = The works of Mark Twain| starring = James Whitmore| music = Billy Scream| cinematography = | editing = Kelley BakerMichael GallEd GeisSkeets McGrewWill VintonWill Vinton>Will Vinton ProductionsHarbour Town Films| distributor = Clubhouse Pictures19851ACCESSDATE=APRIL 30, 2016, }}| runtime = 86 minutes| country = United States| language = EnglishWEBSITE=ANIMATION WORLD NETWORK, August 16, 2016, adventuresofmarktwain}}}}The Adventures of Mark Twain (released in the United Kingdom as Comet Quest) is a 1985 American stop motion claymation animated fantasy film directed by Will Vinton. It received a limited theatrical release in May 1985. It was released on DVD in January 2006.WEB,weblink DVD Review – 'The Adventures Of Mark Twain' - Collider, April 30, 2016, The film features a series of vignettes extracted from several of Mark Twain's works, built around a plot that features Twain's attempts to keep his "appointment" with Halley's Comet. Twain and three children, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher, travel on an airship between various adventures.

Plot

After having a bout of one-upmanship, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher sneak aboard an airship piloted by Mark Twain in an attempt to become famous aeronauts. Upon discovery, they find that Mark Twain intends to pilot the airship to meet Halley's Comet. Worried that this goal will end in their deaths, the trio learn to fly the ship while conspiring to sabotage the voyage.After discovering the truth behind Twain's journey, the trio recognize their folly, and the group navigates storms and treacherous skies with the help of a mysterious dark figure who turns out to be Mark Twain's dark side. The two Twains merge and fly off to meet the comet, leaving the airship in the hands of the youngsters.

Cast

Production

The concept was inspired by a famous quote by the author:}}Twain died on April 21, 1910, one day after Halley's Comet reached perihelion in 1910.WEB,weblink Mark Twain, a Biography, Chapter 293 "The Return to the Invisible", Albert Bigelow Paine, August 23, 2012, Included are sketches taken from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Mysterious Stranger, "The Diaries of Adam and Eve (Letters from the Earth)", "Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" and a rendering of Twain's first story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". References are made to his other works, including "The Damned Human Race". This animated film was shot in Portland, Oregon.When he was asked about the rumours of this film being made by a 17-person crew, Vinton stated:

Critical reception

On Rotten Tomatoes it has a score of 80% based on reviews from five critics, with an average rating of 7/10.WEB,weblink The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes, August 16, 2016, On Common Sense Media it has 3/5 stars.WEB,weblink The Adventures of Mark Twain Movie Review - Common Sense Media, August 16, 2016,

See also

References

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External links

  • {{IMDb title|0088678|The Adventures of Mark Twain}}
  • {{bcdb title|20622|The Adventures of Mark Twain}}
  • {{AllMovie title|974|The Adventures of Mark Twain}}
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