Films featuring anthropomorphic characters, Animated features released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Films with vocal and instrumental credit music, https://movies.fandom.com/wiki/The_Pebble_and_the_Penguin?oldid=266894. A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men. He convinces him to help him return to Antarctica by making up a lie about a flying penguin named Waldo. English Poster. Only two scenes in the film were "augmented by computer animation" (one of which being "The Good Ship Misery" song sequence). The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Hollywood Biz Affairs Exec Donald Mirisch, [Now Streaming] Your ‘Happy Feet Two,’ ‘Breaking Dawn’ and ‘The Descendants’ Alternatives. The Free Lance-Star said the film got a "charming mating ritual" and turned it into "sappy action romance with celebrity voices". Looking for something to watch? (voice), background supervisor (as Paul Michael Kelly), additional storyboard artist (uncredited), pre-production dialog recording (uncredited), special effects animator (as Earl Hibbert), pre-production color key artist (as Rick Bentham), character clean-up artist (as Thomas Brennan), pre-production layout artist (as Mark T. Byrne), background supervisor (as Phaedra Craig Finnegan), additional character animator (as Joseph McDonough), background artist (as Robyn Christian Nason), character clean-up artist (as Terence O'Toole) / clean-up artist, additional character animator (as Gary J. Perkovac), pre-production color key artist (as Kenneth Slevin), character clean-up artist (as John J. Walsh), additional character animator (uncredited), music performers (as Irish Film Orchestras), scoring supervisor / song arranger / song producer / supervising composer. A canine angel, Charlie, sneaks back to earth from heaven but ends up befriending an orphan girl who can speak to animals. One night, Hubie and Marina manage to confirm how they feel for each other, but Hubie can't quite find a perfect pebble to propose to Marina with. It added "It's a little disturbing to see a children's movie that perpetuates the erroneous image of killer whales as violent creatures. Title: Average acting and the plot is quite average.  The New York Times wrote that 4 would be "the optimum age for viewers of this gentle, animated musical", adding that "the action seems flat and low-rent compared to those earlier movies", and that it "doesn't have the vivid characters, first-rate animation or sense of adventure that turns movies like The Lion King into endlessly watchable favorites". The animation is good, I especially like the backgrounds sometimes it seems like you are going across the sea with the penguins! He presents it to Marina, who loves it, but loves Hubie more. United States  According to The Free Lance–Star, the animators researched for the film by "watching documentaries and visiting zoos, such as San Diego's Sea World and Scotland's Glasgow Zoo".  In 2010, the film was re-released along with Rock-a-Doodle as a double sided DVD, but it carries the un-restored 1999 print. The adventure of the film is very engaging and it keeps you focused on the film. He is not above bullying when it comes to getting what he wants. Don Bluth (uncredited)Gary Goldman (uncredited) After Hubie gets up, he fights Drake. However, their joy is short-lived as three killer whales attack them, causing Hubie's pebble to get lost in the scuffle and Rocko to go missing, leaving Hubie to think he perished. This retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale has the digit-sized heroine evading the clutches of various toads, moles, and beetles before she can proceed with her courtship with her dream lover, Prince Cornelius. Chinstrap 2 FANDOM. Category:The Pebble and the Penguin characters | The Don Bluth Wiki | Fandom.
Variety said the film has a "heartwarming story, some lively songs and professional animation", adding that it is "a sweet, enjoyable romantic tale more likely to succeed as an afternoon diversion on homevideo than on the bigscreen". The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) Full Cast & Crew. Directed by A "Family Fun Edition" of the film was released only in the United States and Canada on March 27, 2007, by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. It also noted that "One of the obvious obstacles was how to color a film whose natural shadings tend toward black, white and degrees of gray. One night, Hubie and Marina discuss their feelings for each other, but Hubie is unable to find a suitable pebble to propose to Marina with due to both his clumsiness and the other penguins desperately trying to find pebbles, too. They had their names removed from the film's credits and accepted an offer by Bill Mechanic - 20th Century Fox's then-president - to set up a new animation studio in the US (which would become Fox Animation Studios). Though they were initially unsatisfied with how the movie turned out, Don Bluth and Gary Goldman returned to supervise the restoration for the "Family Fun Edition", which features color corrections, refielded scenes to hide missing effects and correct other errors from the theatrical and LaserDisc releases and the VHS and un-restored 1999 print of the DVD releases. The short also featured the character of Voodoo Man from the 1995 TV show. He drops Hubie into the water. The film was given a Two Thumbs Down by Siskel & Ebert with Gene Siskel noted that the film's animation looks "cheap and unfinished" and that "none of the songs are memorable" while Roger Ebert added his dislike of the "dumb songs", "silly story", and the film's color-coding of its heroes and villains. Rotten Tomatoes reported only 11% of critics gave positive reviews for "The Pebble and the Penguin" based on eight reviews with an average score of 3/10. Wikis. I also really like the songs, there is an amusing one, there are two romance ones and there is one "bad guy song" that we all have to have in a children's film! Louise Vallance as Priscilla and Chinstrap 2. Martin Short as Hubie, a shy, good-hearted adelie penguin.  The Austin Chronicle said: "The Pebble and the Penguin features some beautifully animated sequences [...] The characters are great and the voice talents of Martin Short...and James Belushi...are terrific". Don Bluth and Gary Goldman were so dissatisfied with the final film that they left during production (to help set up Fox Animation Studios) and demanded to be uncredited as the directors.
The site added that in promotional material, the animators explained they "discovered that the land of snow and ice shines with many different hues". Washington Post Staff Writer Hal Hinson wrote that "A flourishing opening number—titled 'Here and Now'—proves that Short can belt out a song with the best of them", adding that the "Bluth studio style of animation is passable, and, in the case of a Brecht-Weill flavored production number, occasionally inspired.". This soundtrack is currently out of print.