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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Opus (voice)
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Truffles / The Ducks (voice)
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Bill the Cat (voice)
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The Chicken (voice)
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Santa (voice)
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The Kiwi (voice) (as Sudy Nim)
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Ronald-Ann (voice)
Frank Welker ...
Santa Claus (voice)
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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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During the production of Hook (1991), executive producer Steven Spielberg decided to utilize lead actors Robin Williams (The Kiwi) and Dustin Hoffman (The Cockroach) to record (in what little time he had) their voice-over work in a small studio. This is why both A-list stars were available for this animated special. It is also the reason why the quality of their voice recordings isn't as clear as the rest of the cast. See more »

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

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Opus: Why don't penguins have wings that work?
[holding out his hand]
Opus: This, you call this a wing? This is a bad joke, this is built in obsolescence, I'm an insult, I might as well be a dung beetle or a fly infested, worm infused, molded mildewed scrap of rotten banana!... or a network executive.
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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 »

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Spoofs Dances with Wolves (1990) See more »

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A beautiful fairytale
30 September 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Based on Berke Breathed's popular cartoon Bloom County, A Wish for Wings that Work is sure to amuse and enthrall every audience, from youngest to oldest. Wings is the story of Opus the penguin, whose greatest wish is to fly. But alas, penguins are not meant to fly no matter how hard some of them try. Throughout the movie Opus' misadventures entice the watcher to both laugh and cry, before, as befalls a good fairytale, it ends happily albeit with a twist.

Although I am no great fan of cartoons I really enjoyed Wings. It has a charming quality to it, an ability to make people feel like children again. Making it even better is the fact that it has a number of rather adult jokes (such as Elvis turning up or the Toy and Gun store being named after Norman Schwarzkopf).

In all I strongly recommend A Wish for Wings that Work, whether you are a Bloom County fan or not.


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