The Animated Adventures of Tom Sawyer

DVD Release: August 1, 2017


Join Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn on a series of exciting adventures that lead to mischief and mayhem wherever they go. No matter how hard they try, Tom and Huck just can’t seem to stay out of trouble – but they have a lot of fun trying! They also learn some important lessons along the way

Dove Review

This animated version of Mark Twain’s classic tale about Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn features many musical numbers and colorful characters. The story is filled with the boy’s imagination of being Robin Hood and a pirate—plus Tom’s love for the lovely Becky.

It’s important to remember this is a classic, and the era in which the story was written there were slaves, and the movie has comments about slaves being sold. Also it was a time when a person was hung for crimes they committed, and corporal punishment in schools was ok.

It is an entertaining adventure a long as one remembers the history of the time. We award the Dove Family-Approved Seal to this version of Tom Sawyer.

Content Description

Sex: Young couple kisses.
Language: Name calling such as idiot, fatso, dang idjit, bloated fool, baboon, skunk, worthless bum, town drunk, nincompoop, etc.
Violence: Man kills another with a shovel, and another man gets blamed for it; man shoots gun at boy; man pretending to be Robin Hood breaks man out of jail; men pretending to be pirates tie people up.
Drugs: character is drunk and passes out by tree.
Nudity: None.
Other: Comments about a "slave" being sold; imagination of ghosts in a cave; man tells that he saw water and fire in cave;


Company: Lionsgate
Writer: Bob Merrill
Director: William R. Kowalchuk, Jr.
Producer: William R. Kowalchuk, Jr.
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 72 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: voices of: Ross Malinger, Kirsten Dunst, Christopher Lloyd
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe