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Hugo the Hippo (1975)

Hugó, a víziló (original title)
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 ...
Royal Magician (voice)
Ronnie Cox ...
Jorma (voice)
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Jorma's Father (voice)
Len Maxwell ...
Judge (voice)
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James A. Osmond ...
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Jerry Hausner ...
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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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It's a treat. It's a trip. It's the most unusual animal story ever animated. It's...A BIG FAT LOVEABLE MOVIE See more »


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January 1976 (USA)  »

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Disturbing and violent crap...not recommended for kids
15 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I was younger, I remember seeing this movie on TV and having nightmares about certain sequences, including the one in which all of the hippos were slaughtered. Was this film really intended for kids? It's weird how people complain about shows like "South Park" which are geared towards adults, yet consider something like "Hugo The Hippo" as family entertainment.

As for the main villain being voiced by Paul Lynde...I know the guy was gay in real life, but it's rather homophobic for such movies to portray their male villains as effeminate, conniving queers (e.g. Scar from Disney's "The Lion King" is another example).

And if that doesn't turn you off from watching it enough, the movie also features sappy and vomit-inducing musical numbers.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this piece of excrement at all costs.


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