The Adventures of Mark Twain
When Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn catch a ride on a futuristic flying machine bound for the faraway Halley's Comet, the characters learn about their creator, Mark Twain, whose life-span mirrored that of the comet's celestial appearances.
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- Will Vinton
- This movie is
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Adventures of Mark Twain is a 1985 movie filmed in Claymation that explores the stories, characters, and quips of Mark Twain. The biggest concern for parents is the nightmarish imagery in some scenes -- bizarre dream worlds where a demonic character with a tragedy mask for a face waxes bleak about the human condition, or a demonic Injun Joe wields a knife. There's also some minor profanity ("hell" and "damned"). The film offers an honest portrayal of Mark Twain's cynicism (and cigar smoking), which is often overlooked in more sugarcoated presentations of his work. Parents looking for a more straightforward introduction to Twain for younger kids should look elsewhere.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable
- Nightmarish imagery. Injun Joe makes a brief appearance, looking like a demon and wielding a knife.
- "Hell." "Damned."
- Social Behavior
- This movie teaches an appreciation for the classic stories, characters, and quips from the writer Mark Twain.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Mark Twain is rarely shown without his cigar. In another scene, strange creatures smoke cigars and drink cocktails.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it