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