Tom Sawyer

DVD Release: June 2, 2009
Tom Sawyer


“Tom Sawyer” is a delightful cartoon adaptation of the timeless children’s book “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” Mark Twain’s classic tale of boyhood adventure featuring the loveable Tom and his happy-go-lucky friend, Huckleberry Finn. Exploring the banks of the Mississippi River and finding fun as only young boys can, the two boys witness the robbery of a steamboat and later become the unwilling targets of the evil perpetrator’s revenge. The boys are a clever pair, but can they mastermind a plan to escape the riverboat robber and save the day? Find out with A Storybook Classic’s unforgettable coming-of-age story, one that will captivate and charm any audience.

Dove Review

“Tom Sawyer” is the charming coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the mighty Mississippi River. The hapless Huckleberry Finn and his boyhood friend Tom find fun as only two young boys can. Around every turn and each corner, they find themselves in the middle of an adventure!

Unfortunately, in the midst of one of their many escapades they stumble upon a steamboat robbery in process and soon find themselves in the crosshairs of a dastardly crook with only payback on his mind. Tom and Huck try to disentangle themselves from his evil plan, but trouble seems to follow them even as they try to do what is right.

Tom and Huck Finn are fast friends filled with imagination fueled by the moving waters of the powerful river. While they often have a pocketful of ways to slip away from the watchful eyes of the adults in their lives and conjure up a new quest for fun, they are respectful and kind to those around them. These boys and their commitment to their friendship is a strong theme throughout this fine film. Childhood imagination is prevalent in these impish boys and a sense of exploration fuels everything they do. This rollicking tale is a winner for viewers of all ages and we are pleased to award “Tom Sawyer” the Dove Family Approved Seal.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Shut-up-1.
Violence: Pursued by robbers; falling; guns; gun shots, no blood.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Spooky cave with shadows appearing to be a lurking monster.


Company: Cinedigm
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 52 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Nancy Bowens