The Pebble and the Penguin 1995

The Pebble and the Penguin

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In this animated tale set in the South Pole, bashful, awkward penguin Hubie (Martin Short) pines for the beautiful Marina (Annie Golden), but the bullying Drake (Tim Curry) also has an eye on her. When Hubie finds an impressive pebble to present to Marina, Drake causes Hubie to get caught in a fishing net and sent off far from his native beach. With the help of his energetic new friend, Rocko (James Belushi), Hubie sets off on a treacherous trip back home to win the heart of his beloved.

Cast & Crew

Martin Short
Hubie
Voice
Annie Golden
Marina
Voice
Tim Curry
Drake
Voice
Hamilton Camp
Megellenic
Voice
Jim Belushi
Rocko
Voice
Stan Jones
McCallister
Voice
Pat Musick
Pola, Chinstrup
Voice
Neil Ross
Scrawny
Voice
Will Ryan
Royal , Tika
Voice
Don Bluth
Director
Steven Whitestone
Writer
Don Bluth
Producer
Barry Manilow
Original Music
Bruce Sussman
Original Music
Mark Watters
Original Music
Thomas Moss
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Critic Reviews for The Pebble and the Penguin

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  • Dec 14, 2011
    A blatantly banal and mediocre story any five-year-old is capable of writing that's full of unintentionally creepy animation, stereotypical characters, and awkward dialogue.
    Matt P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    Just like all movies with penguins, this movie is cute and somewhat funny, but not great. I liked it better when I was a kid, but it wasn't a favourite.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2010
    Looking back at Bluth's previous entries from the 90s, I was beginning to think about what I think about this one. Well, just say that when I was a little kid, I seemed to enjoy it, but as a young adult, I'm gonna call this movie decent. So, some of you are wondering why a 60%? Here's the reason why. Here are some letdowns. Letdown #1: The story was just... weird for a movie about penguins despite it's credit for a romance between two main characters. There were some things that were unexplained like "Why do penguins have clothing and hands to begin with?" and "Where did the three non-penguin birds came from?". and Letdown #2: The songs made by Barry Manilow (despite it's decent music score from Mark Watters) were mediocre. "Now and Forever" (pop song included), "Sometimes I Wonder" and reprise and "Don't Make Me Laugh" were enjoyable, but the rest weren't that catchy at all. That's it for the letdowns. Now for the highlights. The animation is very good, the character designs aren't that bad, and the voice acting is entertaining. So, is this movie weird? Well, kind of, but once you compare it to A Troll In Central Park, it's not a bad movie. It's just a decent and very cute penguin movie and it's worth watching for kids who like decent entertainment. 6/10
    Gavin C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2009
    A shy and not so tough penguin named Hubie (Martin Short) falls in love with the good looking Marina (Annie Golden). Once he finds out that he might actually have a chance to be Marina's mate for the upcoming mating season, he tries to find her the most spectacular pebble possible. For this group of penguins, a pebble is just like a wedding ring that we humans use. But there's some rough and icy waters in store for Hubie. Not only is there a macho penguin who also wants Marina, but humans and of course whales, may also pose a threat. Back when I was a kid, I wanted to see "The Pebble and the Penguin" when it first came out in 1995, but I never got the chance to see it until today. I have to admit that it's not as good as I thought it would be, but it wasn't bad either. It has good animation, it's mildly entertaining, and it would probably be especially great for kids who like animated movies. However, on the bad side, it could've been a lot better in almost every aspect and I was disappointed with the music. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. I'm not disappointed in many animated flicks, but this one I sorta was, although it has its charm.
    Jason O Super Reviewer

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