Reader GDub sent in a link to this rather creepy claymation show that I feel like I recognize, but can’t quite place. It may just be because it has a character that looks like Mark Twain in it, but I’m not sure. The animation itself appears to depict a god of sorts passing judgment on its creation much to the horror of the children that helped it. Check it out:
I’m sure I’ve seen it before, but it was years ago. Supposedly it’s been baned for some reason, but without seeing the whole show I can’t say why.
Update: Never mind. I now remember where I’ve seen this short from. It was released in 1985 as The Adventures of Mark Twain and is described as follows:
Based on elements from the stories of Mark Twain, this feature-length Claymation fantasy follows the adventures of Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, and Huck Finn as they stowaway aboard the interplanetary balloon of Mark Twain. Twain, disgusted with the Human Race, is intent upon finding Halley’s Comet and crashing into it, achieving his “destiny.” It’s up to Tom, Becky, and Huck to convince him hat his judgment is wrong, and that he still has much to offer humanity that might make a difference. Their efforts aren’t just charitable; if they fail, they will share Twain’s fate. Along the way, they use a magical time portal to get a detailed overview of the Twain philosophy, observing the “historical” events that inspired his works.
I might have to add that one to my wish list.