Disney's live-action adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" follows the exploits of Tom and Huck as they witness a murder, fake their own drowning in fear of Injun' Joe, search for hidden treasure and finally return to Hannibal, MO to do the right thing.
Walt Disney Pictures produced this version of Mark Twain's beloved novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Young friends Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn are once again causing mischief in 1840's Hannibal, Missouri. However, the boys run into even more trouble than they bargained for after they witness Injun Joe kill a man late one night. Although the two friends take an oath of secrecy, Tom reveals the killer's identity to save an innocent man from being sent to prison. But Injun Joe avoids capture and goes after Huck, Tom and Tom's girlfriend, Becky Thatcher. The film's exciting climax has the youngsters facing the murderer in a creepy cave.
Released theatrically in the USA on December 22, 1995. Soundtrack available on cassette and compact disc from Walt Disney Records. The Disney animated short "Stand By Me" featuring the characters Timon and Pumbaa from "The Lion King" played with "Tom and Huck" in theatres. Additional cast: Peter Mackenzie (Mr. Sneed). Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who plays Tom Sawyer, also stars as Tim Allen's son on the TV show "Home Improvement."
"...This umpteenth adaptation of Mark Twain's classic THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER should rope in both [boys and girls]..." -- Rating: B - 05/03/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.88
"...A first-rate job of evoking a strong period flavor..." - 01/01/1996 Variety