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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (トム・ソーヤーの冒険 Tomu Sōyā no Bōken?) is a Japanese anime series, directed byHiroshi Saitô which was aired in 1980. It is based on the well-known and popular novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyerby Mark Twain.

The series was broadcast on the World Masterpiece Theater, an animation staple on Fuji TV that showcased each year an animated version of a different classical book or story of Western literature, and was originally titled "Tom Sawyer no Bōken". It was the second installment of the series, after 1977's Rascal the Raccoon, to feature the work of an American author.

This series was also dubbed to English by Saban International and aired on HBO circa 1988 under the title "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." It aired during the 7:30AM time slot and alternated with the later WMT version of "Little Women." Celebrity Home Entertainment released videos in the United States under the title "All New Adventures of Tom Sawyer".

In 1997, 2008, 2010, and 2014, it was aired on ABS-CBN in the Philippines.

As of January 2011, the anime is airing in the United States (in the original Japanese) on the NHK's cable channel TV Japan.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 25 minutes

Premier: 1980-01-06

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938 film) - Netflix

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a 1938 American literature adaptation produced by David O'Selznick and directed by Norman Taurog starring Tommy Kelly in the title role, with Jackie Moran and Ann Gillis. The screenplay by John V. A. Weaver was based on the classic 1876 novel of the same name by Mark Twain. The movie was the first film version of the novel to be made in color. It was remade in 1973 as a musical.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Production notes - Netflix

This was the fourth film adaptation of the Twain novel, following versions released in 1907, 1917, and 1930, and this is the first filmed in Technicolor. H. C. Potter originally was signed to direct but was fired and replaced by Taurog after George Cukor declined the assignment. Cukor directed some scenes, but received no on-screen credit for his contributions. Tommy Kelly, a Bronx fireman's son, was selected for the title role through a national campaign waged by producer David O. Selznick, who later would conduct a similar search for an actress to portray Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind. According to a 1937 memo he sent to story editor Katharine Brown, he originally hoped to cast an orphan as Tom, feeling such a stunt would receive “tremendous attention and arouse such a warm public feeling that it would add enormously to the gross of the picture.” Kelly failed to achieve the star status of fellow child actor Freddie Bartholomew, and after an inconsequential career he retired and later became a school teacher. After reading the comment cards completed by an audience at a sneak preview of the film, Selznick sent director Taurog a memo expressing concern about the climactic scene in the cave, which many viewers had described as “too horrible for children.” He advised Taurog “this worried me, because we certainly want the picture to be for a family audience,” and as a result he was cutting a close-up of Becky, in which her hysteria was “perhaps a shade too much that of a very ill woman, rather than that of a little girl,” “with regrets.” On the strength of the designs for the cave sequence executed by William Cameron Menzies, Selznick hired him for Gone with the Wind. Some exterior scenes were filmed at Big Bear Lake, Lake Malibu, Paramount Ranch in Agoura, California, and RKO's Encino movie ranch. Other scenes were filmed on recycled sets left over from A Star is Born (1937), such as the Boldgett family home interior (kitchen, living room, & bedroom), and a silhouette of a wolf howling at the moon. Mississippi River long shots from Tom Saywer would later be reused in MGMs 1951 musical Showboat.

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