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The First Snow of Winter (1998)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Graham Ralph

Writers:

Graham Ralph, Alan Gilbey (script by) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Miriam Margolyes ... Sean (voice)
Dermot Morgan ... Voley (voice)
Kate Sachs Kate Sachs ... Puffin (voice)
Sorcha Cusack ... Mother (voice)
Neil McCaul ... Father (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Johnson ... Sean McDuck: USA (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

This short is dedicated to the memory of Dermot Morgan. See more »

Goofs

Mallard ducks do not migrate from Ireland in the winter. Native Irish Mallards overwinter and their population is increased by migrating ducks from Iceland. Sean and his family would be quite comfortable spending the winter in Ireland. See more »

Quotes

Voley: You look out for the lambs. Lambs mean spring and spring means...
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Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

References Riverdance: The Show (1995) See more »

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an Marvelous Heartwarming Animated Special
25 May 2020 | by sandlot1992See all my reviews

In the grand tradition of Hans Christen Anderson's "the Ugly Duckling" and "an American Tale" comes of the most spectacular animated specials ever made from our childhood, featuring a heartwarming story about friendship, survival and danger. incredible animation and the characters are remarkable and splendid and so "The First Snow of Winter" is truly a instant classic for everyone to share.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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