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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Release Date:

18 December 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Wish for Wings That Work: An Opus Christmas Story  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


George the Kiwi: ALBATROSS. Just be glad your wife didn't leave you for an albatross.
Ronald-Anne: Good, George, confront your feelings.
George the Kiwi: My puny kiwi wings weren't big enough for Delores. Oh no, oh no... she had to have AN ALBATROSS. With great big huge LONG WINGS. He was on hormones. You heard me, read my beak: HORMONES.
Opus: Uh, maybe we shouldn't confront those particular feelings.
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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 Lost Horizon (1937) See more »

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Wonderfully deranged
7 December 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie makes me laugh, especially the antics of Bloom County's/Outland's deranged and disgusting Bill the Cat. Bill acts as if he'd just had a lombotomy (as usual) and somehow manages to remain a sympathetic character even though you would never want to take him home and allow him to cough up hairballs on your rug. I particularly recommend this movie for those who don't like saccharine movies at Christmas and prefer the Grinch Who Stole Christmas/Scrooged/Nightmare Before Christmas type of holiday fun.

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