Sean is a little duck with a big problem. Due to a mishap with a jet aircraft Sean misses the annual migration South and has to face the winter alone. However, he is befriended by a water vole, and with Vole's help, Sean learns the lessons of survival, and most importantly, the value of friendship.
5 November 1999 (Norway)
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A Primeira Neve de Inverno
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This short is dedicated to the memory of Dermot Morgan. See more
When Sean and Voley are preparing for the winter Voley insults the squirrels to get provisions for the winter. Sean tells Voley that "ducks don't eat nuts and berries". The RSPB lists the food of wild mallard ducks and includes acorns and berries at the top of the list. See more
The original broadcast version was edited down to 26 minutes. No official release of the broadcast version was ever made, so the video and DVD versions are the original uncut version of the film. Among the scenes cut or altered are:
- The first appearance of Sean's family. Sean's father lazes around and blows his whistle while Sean's mother worries about him.
- Voley makes a contraption for Sean which is supposed to help him fly. It does not work and he falls.
- This version plays a sung version of the theme over the end credits. The original film plays the scored version. The sung version is not segued smoothly into the film, making this an obvious edit.
References Riverdance: The Show