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The Adventures of Mark Twain is an amazing journey of
imagination, humour and heart, and a must for fans of
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 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).
From the quirky mind of writer/producer William H. Hoffman Jr. comes a short irreverent comedy that’s BANNED BY THE CHURCH. Breaking Bread follows a messenger of God named Sister Mary Blaze played by Roxanne Albee (Sisters of Death, The Monkees).
Can there truly be a separation of Church and State? This nun like no other creates plenty of waves with her reeferendum, Proposition 420. As she takes her campaign to the community, she ends up having dinner with The Wallaces, a conservative couple desperate for something new in their stale marriage played by Josh Albee (The Saga of Jeremiah Johnson, Tom Sawyer) and Valerie Kairys Venet (Vanishing Point, The Monkees).
Official selections of 2011 LAShortsfest and 2012 OCCUPY Sundance.
Direct Link: http://www.dldhistory.com/link2us.asp?ID=1013
The dragon has an unofficial nickname given to it by the cast and crew of the show. Its nickname: Bucky.
Original name for Fantasmic was Imagination but was changed since Disney could not copyright the name.
This was the first show in the US to use the new French water screens. In addition to being used for back projection, they can completely hide Tom Sawyer Island for set changes.
Film images are projected onto three massive mist screens which appear on the River. Each screen is 50 feet wide, 30 feet high, and 6 inches thick.
Features include lasers, fog effects, water fountains, fireworks, and fiber-optics technology.
Maleficent, the Sleeping Beauty sorceress, is transformed into a 45-foot dragon which breathes fire and ignites the surface of the River.
Five water barges are the means by which a 20-foot-tall Ursula and a 25-foot-long Crocodile move about the river.
Length of Presentation: 22 minutes
Stage: For the most part, Fantasmic! takes place on the water. The remainder of the production occurs on the new "rest area" in front of the Cider Mill on Tom Sawyer Island. While guests may visit here during the day, at night it is a performance space including a 20-foot by 20-foot trap door.
Crew: 50 per performance
Costumes: 341 costumes are necessary to operate seven nights a week.
Complete video of Disneyland's Fantasmic at DLDHistory.com
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