A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)

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Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.


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Cast overview:
Opus (voice)
Truffles / The Ducks (voice)
Bill the Cat (voice)
The Chicken (voice)
Santa (voice)
The Kiwi (voice) (as Sudy Nim)
Alexaundria Simmons ...
Ronald-Ann (voice)
Santa Claus (voice)


Opus the Penguin, amoung his other problems, always felt inadequate by his being "aerodynamicly impaired". Together, with Bill the Cat he tries doggedly to overcome that weakness, all without success. It is only on Christmas Eve that Opus learns what worth his natural abilities are. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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18 December 1991 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The movie cut away of Opus trying to fly a DC-3 is referenced to a poster on his bedroom wall. See more »


The cockpit window in the Lost Horizon dream doesn't match the cockpit window that's inside Opus's cockpit. See more »


Opus: We're going down because penguins can't fly.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Truffles yelling up at Opus "Don't get cocky up there!" before Opus' prothstetic buttocks falls on him. See more »


References Wing and a Prayer (1944) See more »

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When you're tired of the same hum-drum holiday special.
27 February 2002 | by (Lynnwood, Washinston, USA) – See all my reviews

I remembered when I was seven, I picked out a video at the rental store that was different and funny...When I was halfway through the tape, I was rolling on the floor laughing my butt off...It was funny because it featured a hero with a dream (Opus), which was ironic that he wishes to fly because he is a penguin.

Anyway...This movie is one of the greatest of off-beat holiday specials...You'll have to see for yourself...

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