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)
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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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Berkeley Breathed was exceptionally displeased with the quality of the final product. In an exchange published in the Washington Post he said to a person trying to find the VHS or DVD version, "Hopefully [you will find it] in the rubbish pail. We can do better than that and we will with an eventual Opus film...but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I presume your family was on speed when they watched it. I would imagine it helps." 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: Wait outside, Bill, and try not to give anybody rabies.
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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 »

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Spoofs Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 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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