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The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)

A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

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(uncredited), (uncredited)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Steve Whitestone)
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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)
Stevie Vallance ...
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)
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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:

12 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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Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

During the musical number "Good Ship Misery" there are a few shots where the entire chorus is sliding back and forth on a raft of sorts, and there are several seconds of the background singers being completely inanimate, simply sitting there frozen in place. See more »

Quotes

Drake: Wake up and smell the seaweed!
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Crazy Credits

The cast is listed twice in the end credits: first under "Voices in Order of Appearance," and the second time in alphabetical order under The Actors. See more »

Connections

Featured in Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Good Ship Misery
Music by Barry Manilow
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman
Performed by Randy Crenshaw, Maggie Roswell, Will Ryan, B.J. Ward, Kevin Bassinson, Hamilton Camp, Stevie Vallance, and Jon Joyce
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not up to top animation standard
23 August 1999 | by (Guildford, England) – See all my reviews

I saw this animation as I collect penguins and there were some cute pictures with a _little_ factual information in the story, but the dialog and songs did not live up to the high standard of classic Disney films. The little plot seemed too simplistic and obviously going to end happily-ever-after. There was none of the suspense caused by a good score and life-or-death situations with last minute saves which characterize good fairytales.

Overall: 5/10 - passes the time, just


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