Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Synopsis of Movie

First printed in 1905, Winsor McCay’s comic strip Little Nemo was a visual treat, a lushly-illustrated trip through the surreal landscape of a young boy’s dreams. McCay’s creation ran for over twenty years, becoming one of the most popular and influential comic strips of all time. Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, a fan of the strip, decided to bring Little Nemo to the big screen, developing a concept that would come to fruition in 1992 as Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.

The title character is a young boy with a vivid imagination. One night, while Nemo is dreaming, Professor Genius and his clown companions fly through the boy’s window and carry him off to Slumberland. King Morpheus, monarch of Slumberland, has chosen Nemo as the official royal playmate to his daughter, Princes Camille.

The King is quite taken with the lad and names him heir to the throne, giving him the golden key to all doors in Slumberland. But when an impish con artist named Flip (voiced by Mickey Rooney) tricks the boy into opening the door to Nightmareland, a horde of nightmare demons are released into Slumberland, threatening to take over permanently.

Blending Japanese and American animation styles, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland boasted a trans-Pacific crew that included directors Masami Hata, Masanori Hata and William T. Hurtz, writers Chris Columbus (Home Alone) and Richard Outten, and songwriting brothers Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book). Despite the talent pool involved and the dazzling visual style, the film made little splash in its U.S. release, faring better as a 1990 video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Movie Release History

1992 - Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

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Movie Studio

TMS Entertainment Inc.


Profesor Genius Rene Auberjonois
The Nightmare Rene Auberjonois
Woman Bever-Leigh Banfield
Oompy Michael Bell
Page Nancy Cartwright
Nemo Gabriel Damon
Nemo's Mother Jennifer Darling
King Morpheus Bernard Erhard
Librarian June Foray
Dance Teacher Kathleen Freeman
Page Ellen Gerstell
2nd Teacher Michael Gough
Bon Bon Sherry Lynn
Elevator Creature Tress MacNeille
Icarus Danny Mann
Etiquette Master Michael McConnohie
Princess Camille Laura Mooney
Oomp (voice) Alan Oppenheimer
Flip Mickey Rooney
Oompa Neil Ross
Oompo John Stephenson
1st Teacher Beau Weaver

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