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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1994 - 30 July.6 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1994

One night Nemo arrives in Dreamland, where he becomes the playmate of Princess Camilla, heir to the throne. Ignoring the King’s warning the inquisitive boy opens the forbidden door and the Lord of Nightmares escapes.

Original Title Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Italian Title Piccolo Nemo - Avventure nel mondo dei sogni
Category Official Competition
Section Shadowline
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 85'
Production Year 1989
Nationality USA
Directed by Masami Hata, William T. Hurtz
Screenplay Chris Columbus, Richard Outten
Original Voices Gabriel Damon, Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois

 regista Masami HataMASAMI HATA

Masami Hata was born in 1942 in Taipei. He debuted as an animator in 1965 at Mushi Pro with Wonder 3, and while there directed his first two TV series. After Mushi Pro folded in 1973, he worked a bit for Tokyo Movie Shinsha, drawing storyboards and directing episodes in a handful of TV series. Around 1975 he began working at Sanrio, which was just moving into the anime market, and wound up staying there for over a decade, going on to direct several of Sanrio's lavish full-animation films. Since the breakup of Sanrio's animation department (Sanrio Films) in 1985 following the release of the film Fairy Florence he has been working freelance, directing and writing storyboards for TV series and movies at various studios.


William T. Hurtz was born on April 7, 1919 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Piccolo Nemo - Avventure nel mondo dei sogni (1989), Look Who's Driving (1954) and Rocky & Bullwinkle Show (1959). He died on October 14, 2000 in Van Nuys, California, USA.