Production info

The Curse of Thut
USA, 1968  TV  

TV-series The New Adventures of Huck Finn

Kevin Schultz, Michael Shea, Lu Ann Haslam
Directed by Bruce Bilson


Tom, Huck, and Becky are in Egypt where they encounter a mummy ("Kharis") looking for his lost love ("Ananka! Ananka!"). But they are soon captured by thieves who are using him to steal valuable pyramid treasures. Eventually the three heroes help Kharis find Ananka's tomb. She rises from her coffin, embraces him, and kisses him on the lips, at which point their bodies disintegrate. Tom and his friends watch as Kharis and Ananka ride off to heaven on a ghostly camel - in their original forms. (synopsis thanks to Anthony Durrant)

Episode 2 of the 20-episode NBC television series "The New Adventures of Huck Finn" after the famous book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" by Marc Twain. Mixed live-action and animation. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who also gave us The Flintstones. Interestingly, in this production, Becky, Tom, and Huck are live-action characters, while the bad guys and assorted others are animated.

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