The Adventures of Mark Twain (Blu-ray) (DVD)

Director: Will Vinton

Stars: James Whitmore Michele Mariana

1985 USA

Animation Adventure Family






  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Year: 1985
  • Runtime: 86
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Colour: Colour
  • Certificate: PG
  • Subtitles: English SDH
  • Genre: Animation
  • SKU: EKA70036
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2011
  • SKU: EKA40341
  • 1 Disc
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2013
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The Adventures of Mark Twain is an amazing journey of imagination, humour and heart, and a must for fans of Aardman Studios.

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. Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn stow away with Mark Twain on an incredible journey in Twain’s airship.

The journey introduces the three friends to a variety of the author’s characters from; 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 sequence based on The Mysterious Stranger reportedly received over ten million views upon being posted on YouTube. The sequence was allegedly banned from TV due to its ‘disturbing content’.

The Adventures of Mark Twain was the first full length feature film in the magic of Claymation, directed by Will Vinton (best known for The California Raisins animation).


  • Feature length director’s commentary
  • The story of Claymation
  • The music of Mark Twain – selected music tracks
  • Behind the scenes
  • Crew interviews
  • Stills gallery