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Director:
Writers:
Berkeley Breathed (written by)
Berkeley Breathed (book)
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Release Date:
18 December 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
When you're tired of the same hum-drum holiday special. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Michael Bell ... Opus (voice)

Joe Alaskey ... Truffles / The Ducks (voice)

John Byner ... Bill the Cat (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... The Chicken (voice)

Andrew Hill Newman ... Santa (voice)

Robin Williams ... The Kiwi (voice) (as Sudy Nim)
Alexaundria Simmons ... Ronald-Ann (voice)

Frank Welker ... Santa Claus (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dustin Hoffman ... Milquetoast the Cross-Dressing Cockroach (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Skip Jones 
 
Writing credits
Berkeley Breathed (written by)

Berkeley Breathed (book)

Produced by
Berkeley Breathed .... executive producer
Kathleen Kennedy .... production executive
Frank Marshall .... production executive
Peggy Regan .... producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Thomas Chase  (as Tom Chase)
Steve Rucker 
 
Production Management
Paul B. Strickland .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Levit .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Vince Colavitti .... sound re-recording mixer
Timothy A. Carpenter .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Allen Foster .... special effects animator
Don Judge .... special effects animator
Kathleen Quaife-Hodge .... special effects animator
 
Animation Department
Matthew Bates .... animator
Daniel Bond .... animator (as Dan Bond)
Eleanor Dahlen .... animation checker
Gavin Dell .... animator
Sean Edberg .... key assistant animator (as Sean S. Edberg)
Allen Foster .... overseas supervisor
Klay Hall .... directing animator
Patricia Helmuth .... animation checker (as Patricia A. Helmuth)
Jon L. Hooper .... animator
Ron Hughart .... directing animator
Ron Hughart .... overseas supervisor
Ethan Kanfer .... key assistant animator
Ernie Keen .... animator
Craig Kellman .... animator
Ellen Kirk .... layout artist (as Ellen Drucker)
Mark Koetsier .... directing animator
Julianna Korsborn .... animator
Gay Lawrence .... layout artist (as Gay Lawrence-Ventura)
Cristi Lyon .... key assistant animator
David McCamley .... background stylist
Linda Miller .... directing animator
Chris Mitchell .... key assistant animator (as Christopher Mitchell)
Gary Mouri .... layout artist
Cynthia Overman .... animator
Mark Pudleiner .... directing animator
Robert C. Ramirez .... animator (as Robert Ramirez)
Sachiko Sato .... key assistant animator
Marty Scully .... animator
Brian Sheesley .... animator
Chad Stewart .... animator
Jennifer Stillwell .... key assistant animator
Brigitte Strother .... color stylist (as Brigette Strother)
Joe Suggs .... animator
Guy Vasilovich .... layout artist
Valerio Ventura .... layout artist (as Valerio Lawrence-Ventura)
Thad Weinlein .... animation executive
 
Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising editor
Sally Dixon .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Mark Axton .... assistant coordinator
Katherine Codekas .... production accountant
Igor Khait .... production coordinator
Jennifer Mielke .... production assistant
Andrew Sorcini .... production assistant
Roxy Steven .... production coordinator (as Roxanne Steven)
Douglas Wood .... creative executive (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
22 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Based on a children's book which featured characters from the comic strips "Bloom County" and "Outland". All were written and drawn by Berkley Breathed.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The cockpit window in the Lost Horizon dream doesn't match the cockpit window that's inside Opus's cockpit.See more »
Quotes:
Truffles:Did you know that you've got a large rutabaga on your nose?
Opus:That IS my nose!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
When you're tired of the same hum-drum holiday special., 27 February 2002
Author: gogogadgetgir73 from Lynnwood, Washinston, USA

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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