Pebble and the Penguin

Pebble and the Penguin

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Director: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman

Cast: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Martin Short, Annie Golden

     
 

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Renowned animator Don Bluth's family-friendly The Pebble and the Penguin comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and a collectible booklet. This is a decentSee more details below

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Renowned animator Don Bluth's family-friendly The Pebble and the Penguin comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are accessible in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include the original theatrical trailer and a collectible booklet. This is a decent release from MGM/UA.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
One of animator Don Bluth's lesser efforts, The Pebble and the Penguin is cute but little more. The primary culprit is the script; aside from the unusual setting and small parcels of information about Emperor penguins, is hackneyed and uninvolving. The decision to focus on the relationship between Hubie and Rocko (while relegating the leading female character to nothing more than a trite damsel-in-distress role) is unfortunate, as the writers bring nothing new to the "buddy" concept and their attempts at humorous dialogue for the pair are often painful. With the exception of a song that pays homage to Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, the Barry Manilow-Bruce Sussman songs are even worse. Bluth is incapable of creating bad animation, and there are several sequences (especially those taking place underwater) that have moments of beauty; overall, however, the animation doesn't have enough sparkle to breathe life into the movie. The cast is certainly not at fault, with Martin Short doing everything short of bursting through the screen to hold the viewer's attention, Tim Drake turning in a reliably sinister performance, and Annie Golden lending her powerful and unique belt to the little she is given to sing. Penguin is not totally without charm -- but the amount it has could almost be fit into a pebble.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1999
UPC:
0027616540324
Original Release:
1995
Rating:
G
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:14:00
Sales rank:
36,522

Special Features

4-page booklet featuring fun-filled biographies fo Hubie and the gang; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Martin Short Hubie
Annie Golden Marina
Tim Curry Drake
Shani Wallis Narrator
Louise Vallance Priscilla/Chinstrap
Pat Musick Pola/Chinstrup
Angeline Ball Gwynne/Chinstrap
Kendall Cunningham Timmy
Neil Ross Scrawny
B.J. Ward Megellenic
Hamilton Camp Megellenic
Will Ryan Royal/Tika
Stan Jones McCallister
Jim Belushi Rocko

Technical Credits
Don Bluth Director,Producer
Gary Goldman Director,Producer
Russell Boland Producer
James Butterworth Executive Producer
David Goetz Production Designer
Rachel Koretsky Screenwriter
Barry Manilow Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Thomas V. Moss Cinematographer,Editor
Bruce Sussman Score Composer
Mark Watters Score Composer
Steve Whitestone Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/Now and Forever [5:21]
2. Penguin Perfection! [2:48]
3. Sometimes I Wonder [2:58]
4. The Perfect Pebble [2:41]
5. A Sealed Fate? [2:07]
6. Penguin Prisoners! [1:18]
7. The Good Ship Misery [2:45]
8. A Rock-Hopper Rebel! [2:05]
9. A Foul Vision [3:05]
10. Escape! [2:29]
11. The Bikini Islands? [2:37]
12. Flying Dreams [4:04]
13. Homeward Bound! [:39]
14. Clear The Runway! [:01]
15. Don't Make Me Laugh [3:56]
16. Hubie Confesses [2:36]
17. Sometimes I Wonder refrain [3:07]
18. Fight Or Flight? [2:24]
19. Looks Like I Got Me A Friend [4:26]
20. A Whale Of A Chase! [3:38]
21. Hubie To The Rescue [5:00]
22. Rocko Returns! [3:36]
23. Now And Forever refrain [3:03]
24. End Credits [:41]

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