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The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  11 April 1995 (USA)
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A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

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Complete credited cast:
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Hubie (voice)
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Marina (voice)
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Rocko (voice)
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Drake (voice)
Alissa King ...
Petra (voice)
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Priscilla / Chinstrap 2 (voice) (as Louise Vallance)
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Royal / Tika (voice)
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Scrawny (voice)
Stan Jones ...
McCallister (voice)
S. Scott Bullock ...
Chubby / Gentoo (voice)
Philip L. Clarke ...
King (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
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Megellenic 1 (voice)
Hamilton Camp ...
Megellenic 2 (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Gwynne / Chinstrap 3 (voice)
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He must present his special pebble to her before the pebble festival is over, or lose his chance forever. He just manages to pluck up the nerve, when the evil Drake knocks him off the ice, and Hubie is swept away. Picked up and caged by a ship, he meets the streetwise Rocko, whose only wishes are to live in sunny climates and learn to fly. Together they escape, and Hubie convinces Rocko to help him find Antarctica. When they reach the home ice, Hubie must defeat his worst enemy, and Rocko must face up to the reality of his dream of flying. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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The adventure of a lifetime begins with one small pebble.


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Release Date:

11 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Penguin Story  »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,983,912 (USA)
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Trivia

Don Bluth so hated the final results of the movie after production was wrapped up that he demanded to be uncredited as the director. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning when Hubie is singing "Sometimes I Wonder", there are several instances in which the animators did not complete drawing Hubie from the waist down. This is clearly visible in several shots in the bottom of the frame. See more »

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Drake: Wake up and smell the seaweed!
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Sometimes I Wonder (Reprise)
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Performed by Annie Golden
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The Pebble and the Penguin
16 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am 13 years old and still loving this movie. I saw it when I first came out and was obsessed with it. Still, I look back and find this movie and watch it when I do find this. I love this movie. If anyone watches Hey Arnold, the man who plays Coach Wittenberg is in this movie. That makes it even more fun to look bad on and see. Go see this movie if you get the chance. Rent it or go to your local library. Hubie is so unbelievably adorable and the part when the penguins sing is still the greatest cartoon musical. Hubie is just the cutest most adorable penguin and the pebble idea is so great. The ending is so sweet, it'll make you want to rewind and see this movie again. So, go see The Pebble and the Penguin!


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