The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1980 TV series)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (トム・ソーヤーの冒険 Tomu Sōyā no Bōken) is a Japanese anime series, directed by Hiroshi Saitô which was broadcast in 1980. It is based on the well-known and popular novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain.
|The Adventures of Tom Sawyer|
Screenshot of the opening logo of the television series. First appears in ABS-CBN (Tagalog dub) in 1997; re-aired 2014-2015.
(Tomu Sōyā no Bōken)
|Genre||Drama, comedy, historical, slice of life story|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Hiroshi Saito|
|Produced by||Takaji Matsudo|
|Written by||Mei Katō|
|Music by||Katsuhisa Hattori|
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original run||6 January 1980 – 28 December 1980|
The series was broadcast on the World Masterpiece Theater, an animation staple on Fuji TV, that each year showcased an animated version of a classical book or story of Western literature, and was originally titled Tom Sawyer no Bōken. It was the second installment of the series, after Rascal the Raccoon in 1977, to feature the work of an American author.
This series was dubbed into English by Saban International and broadcast on HBO in 1988 under the title The Adventures of Tom Sawyer at 7:30 am. It alternated with the later World Masterpiece Theater version of Little Women. Celebrity Home Entertainment released videos in the United States under the title All New Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
A different English dub of the series has been shown in Southeast Asia. In 1997, 2008, 2010 and 2014, it was shown on ABS-CBN. In 2015 and 2016, a digitally remastered version was shown on the ABS-CBN Digital TV subchannel Yey! in the Philippines.
- Jim: Ikuo Nishikawa
- Amy Lawrence: Kaoru Kurosu, Sanae Takagi
- Ben Rogers: Mie Azuma, Atsuko Mine
- Alfred Temple: Masako Sugaya
- Billy Fisher: Naoki Tatsuta, Ikuo Nishikawa
- Muff Potter: Eken Mine in Japanese, Robert V. Barron in English dub.
- Dr. Robinson: Jun Hazumi
- Injun Joe: Eiji Kanie and Kenji Utsumi (episodes 38-49) in Japanese, Tom Wyner in English dub.
- Mr. Dobbins: Ichirō Nagai
- Joe Harper: Kazuhiko Inoue
- Sheriff Collins: Taimei Suzuki
- Widow Douglas: Keiko Kuge, Barbara Goodson in English dub.
- Dr. Michael Mitchell: Tadao Futami in Japanese, Michael Forest in English dub.
- Dr. Helmen: Mike Reynolds in English dub.
- Prosecutor: Richard Epcar in English dub.
- Peter (the cat)
- Caesar (the dog)
English episode titles from the 1988 Saban dub are listed in parentheses.
|1||The Small World of Tom Sawyer ("Tom's Wild Pig Chase")|
|2||A Fun Punishment ("The Whitewashing Party")|
|3||Love At First Sight ("Love at First Sight")|
|4||The Magic spell ("Turning on the Charm")|
|5||Becky ("Tom's First Date")|
|6||Huck's House ("Home Sweet Huck")|
|7||The Rival ("Tom Meets His Match")|
|8||Panic at Board|
|9||Aunt Polly is Sick|
|14||Pirates Don't Go To School|
|15||Poor Aunt Polly|
|17||Back to School ("Tom's Moment of Glory")|
|19||The Frog Race|
|20||The Secret of Mr. Dobbins|
|21||The Summer Holidays|
|24||Huck Wears a Tie|
|25||A Stubborn Boy|
|27||The Rising of the Curtain|
|32||Gold in Petersburg|
|33||Escape to Freedom|
|34||The man who came from the sky|
|35||Tom wants to fly|
|36||Fixing the balloon|
|39||A Question of Confidence|
|41||Where is Injun Joe?|
|42||A Pleasant Journey|
|43||The White Horse|
|46||The Haunted House|
|48||The Death of Injun Joe|
|49||The Sad Ending|
- Awarded Best Film Award for TV by the Children's Cultural Affairs Agency, Government of Japan
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