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The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)

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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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Cast

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)
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Gwynne / Chinstrap 3 (voice)
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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

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

Before the cast begins singing "Good Ship Misery", the dubbing for the coupled penguins in the cage is swapped during the line "Welcome Hubie! Although Welcome probably isn't the appropriate word." See more »

Quotes

Drake: Wake up and smell the seaweed!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit/overture sequence is shown with the animated penguin characters playing and cavorting on the sheet music for the songs they're singing. See more »


Soundtracks

Sometimes I Wonder
Written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman
Performed by Martin Short
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Fantastic!
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this movie, and I'm 14. It's cute and funny, and if you didn't like it then don't diss it, Toonboy. The animation is for small children and the songs are understandable to them. I know, I was three when it came out and I loved it. I only liked two movies better, and they were Ferngully (another great movie) and Rock-a-doodle. Take it from a kid who watched these when they came out, They are cute and wonderful, and there are few people (adults) who would understand how small children think. I like to think I do, since I was one not that long ago. That's why I still love this movie and will continue to do so.

It's a love story and it's wonderful and Bluth should be given medals for making this. SO THERE.


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