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Hugo the Hippo (1975)

Hugó, a víziló (original title)
The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Feigenbaum

Writers:

Bill Feigenbaum (story development), Thomas Baum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burl Ives ... Narrator (voice)
Robert Morley ... Sultan (voice)
Paul Lynde ... Aban-Khan (voice)
Jesse Emmett Jesse Emmett ... Royal Magician (voice)
Ronnie Cox Ronnie Cox ... Jorma (voice)
Percy Rodrigues ... Jorma's Father (voice)
Len Maxwell Len Maxwell ... Judge (voice)
Marie Osmond ... Vocalist
James A. Osmond ... Vocalist (as Jimmy Osmond)
Don Marshall ... Additional characters (voice)
Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Nancy Wible Nancy Wible ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Jerry Hausner ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gábor Berkes Gábor Berkes ... Jorma (Hungarian version) (voice) (as Gabi Berkes)
Ferenc Bessenyei Ferenc Bessenyei ... Narrator (Hungarian version) (voice)
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Storyline

The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no longer needed, they become a nuisance and are massacred by Aban Khan--all but one little hippo named Hugo. What will become of the last of the Zanzibar hippos? Written by TPK

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It's a treat. It's a trip. It's the most unusual animal story ever animated. It's...A BIG FAT LOVEABLE MOVIE See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hugo the Hippo See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Best Day Ever Made
Music and Lyrics by Bob Larimer (as Robert Larimer)
Performed by Burl Ives
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Perhaps the greatest film ever made!

Yes, I did call this a candidate for the greatest film ever made. Its a masterpiece of hippo films. A truly magical experience for everyone who takes part in it. Its about this hippo. This hippo named Hugo. He's the prince of the hippo's. He saves the day. Their are songs along the way and some great animation. It's gold, I tell you, GOLD!!!


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