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The Sissy Duckling (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  14 September 1999 (USA)
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Harvey Fierstein wrote this cartoon fable about Elmer, a sensitive duckling whose schoolmates tease him for being a sissy. However, after his unusual talents help him save a life, the other... See full summary »

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Drake Duckling (voice)
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Elmer's father (voice)
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Abner (voice)
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Elmer (voice)
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Mrs. Hennypecker (voice)
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Mother Duck 2 (voice)
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Mother Duck 1 (voice)
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Harvey Fierstein wrote this cartoon fable about Elmer, a sensitive duckling whose schoolmates tease him for being a sissy. However, after his unusual talents help him save a life, the other members of the flock learn to respect him as he is. Written by Steven Capsuto <stevecap@pond.com>

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I'm Me!
Performed by Harvey Fierstein
Written by Steve Plunkett, Harvey Fierstein and Spencer Proffer
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Made A Sick Day Much Better
12 May 2006 | by (Monroe, NC) – See all my reviews

I get tired of my 4 and 5 year old daughters constantly being subjected to watch Nickelodeon, Disney and the like. It all seems to be the same old tired cartoons rehashed over and over again. When my daughters couldn't go to the fair this afternoon because one of them was sick, I wanted them to just relax and rest for a while. I flipped the TV on and in searching for something different, I flipped the channels. My finger stopped channel surfing the moment I heard Harvey's voice. I adore every single solitary thing this man has done and when I saw that he was doing voice-over work for a little duck ... well, I couldn't change the channel! My daughters were instantly mesmerized by the cartoon and the more we watched the show TOGETHER, the more I grew to love it along with the message that was being portrayed. It's not necessarily a proponent for "gay rights" but rather for anyone who has ever been ostracized as a child for ANYTHING. I had friends who were picked on for one thing or another .... too fat, too skinny, too feminine, being a bully, not being smart enough, only having one parent .... you name it! Kids, as a rule, can be very very cruel to one another so I was happy to see an entertaining cartoon that actually conveyed a LIFE MESSAGE to its audience. My girls already accept others as they are and don't pick on others for being different. My older daughter actually stands up for her friends if they're picked on (one happens to have a single Mom and that little girl is picked on quite often -- it warms my heart when Kassie stands up for her!).

So, those of you who are condemning this show because you feel that it's an advocate for "gay rights" or are being forced to "accept certain views", you clearly and completely missed the point of this poignant little cartoon.

And if you need it explained to you .... well, you need more help than any television show could ever offer.


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