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The Sissy Duckling (1999)

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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Credited cast:
... Drake Duckling (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Elmer's father (voice)
... Abner (voice)
... Elmer's Mama (voice)
... Elmer (voice)
... Mrs. Hennypecker (voice)
... Mother Duck 2 (voice)
... Mother Duck 1 (voice)
... Big Ducky (voice)
... Narrator (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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Animation | Family

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TV-Y7
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14 September 1999 (USA)  »

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The children's picture book of this story didn't get published until 3 years after this special aired. It, too, was written by Harvey Fierstein. See more »

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Time Takes Time
Performed by Dionne Warwick
Written by Steve Plunkett, Harvey Fierstein, Spencer Proffer & Carol Connors
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What was the point?
9 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this by accident one lazy summer afternoon. It was playing on the family programming channel of HBO. At first I was drawn in, by what I thought was a Disney animation. But then, after a few minutes, I found myself searching for the remote, so I could find the 'INFO BUTTON', to find out what in the world was on my TV. I have nothing against Harvey F., I enjoy him in many of his films, but one thing he is not, is a voice-over artist. Sure he has one of the more unique voices in Hollywood, but it works only as a part of a bigger visual package. Attaching his voice to a cute duck made watching somewhat difficult. As for the rest of the cast, uninspired. I suppose working on this film didn't appeal to the really good voice over talent out there.

So, weak voice talent, strong animation...who was this film targeting? Gay adolescent ducks? I don't get it. Is there really such a dearth of role-models for young up and coming homosexuals, that we must resort to animated ducks? Cute story, and like the title, this movie I found hard to love, just like an ugly duckling.


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