Huckleberry no Bōken

Huckleberry no Bōken (ハックルベリィの冒険) is a 1976 anime series based on the 1884 novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. It is the first of two Huckleberry Finn anime. A second Huck Finn television series was made in 1994, Huckleberry Finn Monogatari.[1]

Huckleberry no Bouken
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Huckleberry Finn on Italia 1
GenreAdventure
Anime television series
Directed byHiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Tameo Kohanawa
Produced byHiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Masakazu Higuchi
Tameo Kohanawa
Written byMamoru Sasaki
Music byNobuyoshi Koshibe
StudioGroup TAC
Original networkFuji Television
Original run 2 January 1976 25 June 1976
Episodes26
Anime film
Directed byHiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Tameo Kohanawa
Produced byHiroyoshi Mitsunobu
Masakazu Higuchi
Tameo Kohanawa
Written byMamoru Sasaki
Music byNobuyoshi Koshibe
StudioGroup TAC
ReleasedAugust 16, 1991
Runtime86 minutes
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A feature-length English dub of this series was made in the early 1980s, and broadcast on cable TV in the United States.[2]

The English-dubbed version for the episodic TV version of Huckleberry Finn was owned by Saban Entertainment in 1993.

As with most of the programming library and properties of Saban Entertainment and Fox Children's Productions, the rights to this series is now owned by Disney Enterprises through BVS Entertainment, who acquired the Fox Kids Worldwide franchise in Summer 2001.

Some episodes of Saban's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were released on Region 2 DVD by Maximum Entertainment Ltd. in the 2000s. However, there were no plans to release the English dub version of the series on Region 1 DVD.

Plot summaryEdit

At the end of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huck is adopted by the Widow Douglas in return for saving her life. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, in some respects a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the widow attempts to "civilize" the newly rich Huck.

Huck is kidnapped by his father but manages to fake his own death and escape to Jackson's Island, where he coincidentally meets up with Jim, a slave of the Widow Douglas' sister, Miss Watson. Jim is running for freedom because he has found out that Miss Watson plans to "sell him South" for $800. Together they construct a raft and travel on the Mississippi River,[3] Jim hoping for freedom from slavery, and Huck searching freedom from his drunk father and controlling foster parent.

CastEdit

Main castEdit

Additional castEdit

Episode listEdit

Episode Title
1 "Homeless Huck"
2 "A Scary Father"
3 "Log Cabin in a Secluded Wood"
4 "Huck's Great Escape"
5 "Death of Father"
6 "A Sure Handshake"
7 "Thieves Are Human Too"
8 "Jim in Danger"
9 "Mission to Rescue Jim"
10 "Huck Wanders into a House"
11 "Don't Shoot Hearney!"
12 "A Gentlemen's Agreement"
13 "After the Fight"
14 "In the Mist"
15 "Huck Protects the Delivery"
16 "Illusive Mother"
17 "Boys in the Wild"
18 "Jim's Prediction"
19 "Run, Huck"
20 "$3 Fare"
21 "The King and the Count"
22 "A Grandfather from England"
23 "Mary Smiles"
24 "Jim Is Sold"
25 "Escape, Jim"
26 "Huck Arrives Back Home"

MusicEdit

Performer Description
"Hora Huckleberry Finn" "Hey There, Huckleberry Finn" Horie Mitsuko and Korogi '73 Opening Theme
"Kawa no Uta" "Song of the River" Horie Mitsuko and Korogi '73 Ending Theme

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Huckleberry no Boken Archived 2008-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Vintage Toledo TV - CBN Ads page featuring an advertisement for a Sunday-night showing of Huckleberry Finn on CBN cable in 1984. From the promotional artwork used, this is the 1976 anime version condensed into feature length.
  3. ^ Huckleberry Finn / Huckleberry no Boken (TV-Serie) – wunschliste.de

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