Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain was an American author writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer best known for his books such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
The Tom Sawyer books:
- Tom Sawyer Island at the Disney theme parks
- The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)
- Tom and Huck (1995)
- Characters also featured in Once Upon a Time.
- The Video Game The Chase on Tom Sawyer's Island.
The Prince and the Pauper:
- The Prince and the Pauper (1962 telefilm on Walt Disney's The Wonderful World of Color)
- The Prince and the Pauper (1990 Mickey Mouse short)
- Kingdom of the Sun, the film that eventually became The Emperor's New Groove, was to be an Incan-flavored adaptation of the story before its significant overhaul.
- A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper (2007 Disney Channel Original Movie)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court:
In Disney media
In the TV Special, Walt Disney: One Man's Dream, a Young Walt Disney meets Mark Twain played by Charles Aidman
Tom Sawyer Island
Clemens' characters are featured in Tom Sawyer Island at the Disney Parks. While Clemens himself does not appear, the "Fort Langhorn" and, "Fort Sam Clemens" were both locations in the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland respectively, both named for the author.
In the Disney theme parks, Mark Twain serves as the namesake of the Mark Twain Riverboat attraction with dialogue of him playing. In Walt Disney World's counterpart to the attraction The Liberty Belle Riverboat, Sam serves as a narrator. The ride is set during Clemens' time as a steamboat sailor (in real-life he served aboard steamboats from 1857 to 1861) and him going by the name of Sam Clemens while serving one Captain Horace Bixby.
The Liberty Belle features a fictionalized version of Clemens, with him being familiar with fictional characters and locations like Beacon Joe, Big Thunder Mountain and the Haunted Mansion. He even mentions having been childhood friends with Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer and them having played together on Tom Sawyer Island.