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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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

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 »

Quotes

Drake: Well, Marina. When shall I announce our engagement? Today? Tomorrow? Wednesday?
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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

Don't Make Me Laugh
Written by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman
Performed by Tim Curry
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i loved it
26 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

i believe that this movie is the best ever!! i remember watching it when i was a child but when i watched it just the other day i saw just how much better it was!! the whole story line of loving people for who they are and not what they have is the best lesson for little kids to learn! i know that i loved the way the most beautiful penguin went for the fat penguin that no one thought had a chance it was so cute! Rocko just made the movie!when he gave the pebble to him at the end was so cute! i couldn't have thought of a better ending!! i love the singing it just makes the movie i always sing the songs, sad i know but thats how much i love it!! ahahhahaha over all its the best movie and i love it very much!! thanks for making it guys!!


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