The Adventures Of Huck Finn

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

The Adventures Of Huck Finn (1993 Movie)

“Disney’s The Adventures of Huck Finn” is a 1993 American adventure film based on the classic novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. The movie was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Stephen Sommers.

The film follows the escapades of Huckleberry Finn (played by Elijah Wood), a young boy from a small town in Missouri who runs away from his abusive father and sets off on a raft down the Mississippi River. Along the way, he encounters Jim (played by Courtney B. Vance), an escaped slave seeking freedom. Huck and Jim become unlikely friends and travel together, facing numerous challenges and adventures on their journey.

The film stays faithful to the spirit of Mark Twain’s novel, exploring themes of friendship, freedom, and the injustices of society. It also highlights the racial tensions of the pre-Civil War era and addresses the issue of slavery, making it both an exciting adventure and a thought-provoking drama.

“Disney’s The Adventures of Huck Finn” received positive reviews for its engaging storytelling, strong performances, and beautiful cinematography that captures the scenic landscapes along the Mississippi River. Elijah Wood’s portrayal of Huck Finn was particularly praised for capturing the spirit of the iconic literary character.

However, it’s worth noting that the film did not achieve massive box office success upon its release. Despite that, it has gained a following over the years and is appreciated by fans of Mark Twain’s novel and classic adventure films.

The movie remains a testament to Disney’s ability to adapt timeless literary works into family-friendly and entertaining films. By bringing Mark Twain’s beloved characters to life, “Disney’s The Adventures of Huck Finn” continues to introduce new generations to the adventurous spirit and enduring themes of the classic novel.

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  • Year Released: 1993
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $24.1 million
  • IMDB Link


  • Elijah Wood: Huckleberry “Huck” Finn
  • Courtney B. Vance: Jim
  • Robbie Coltrane: The Duke
  • Jason Robards: The King
  • Ron Perlman: Pap Finn
  • Dana Ivey: Widow Douglas
  • Mary Louise Wilson: Miss Watson
  • Anne Heche: Mary Jane Wilks
  • James Gammon: Deputy Hines
  • Paxton Whitehead: Harvey Wilks
  • Tom Aldredge: Dr. Robinson
  • Renee O’Connor: Julia Wilks
  • Laura Bundy: Susan Wilks
  • Curtis Armstrong: Country Jake
  • Frances Conroy: Scrawny Shanty Woman
  • Daniel Tamberelli: Ben Rodgers
  • Garette Ratliff Henson: Billy Grangerford


  • Director: Stephen Sommers
  • Producer: John Baldecchi and Steve White
  • Music: Bill Conti

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I am founder and editor of My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and