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Hugo the Hippo (1975)
"Hugó, a víziló" (original title)

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The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no ... See full summary »

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Aban-Khan (voice)
Jesse Emmett ...
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Jorma (voice)
Percy Rodrigues ...
Jorma's Father (voice)
Len Maxwell ...
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Jorma (Hungarian version) (voice) (as Gabi Berkes)
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The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no longer needed, they become a nuisance and are massacred by Aban Khan--all but one little hippo named Hugo. What will become of the last of the Zanzibar hippos? Written by TPK

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Color, creatures, music, sound like you've never seen or heard before. It's the wildest trip ever animated. It's a treat for the whole family. It's... PHANTASMAGORICAL! See more »


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H-I-P-P-O-P-O-T-A-M-U-S
Music and Lyrics by Bob Larimer (as Robert Larimer)
Performed by Jimmy Osmond
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h.i.p.p.o.p.o.t.a.m.u.s!
2 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just have to comment on this movie! It's one of those films you see as a kid and get vague flashbacks of forever and wonder 'Where do I get those images of cartoon men in turbans shouting at hippos??' Thankfully, my brother is 4 years older than me and he was always there to tell me these memories were from a real film; 'Hugo the Hippo'and that I wasn't a crazy person. I'm adding this comment just to say, that if you haven't seen this film for years and years and have happy/crazy memories of it, leave it that way! Please don't watch it again as you will be disappointed! Oh, OK, maybe just once, but never again! This movie is crazy! Check out the lyrics to the song that goes 'It's really real, this story is real, it really is real, it's really real...' Odd.


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