The Pebble and the Penguin (DVD, 1999, Family Entertainment)
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- adeliepenguinOct 18, 2013by
Hand-drawn animated film will make anyone young or old tear up and smile.
This is an EXCELLENT movie for anyone wanting to laugh, shed a few tears, and end up smiling by the end credits.
This particular rendition of The Pebble and the Penguin is taken directly off of the original release of the movie to theaters (as opposed to the later versions on or post-2007 that were corrected and fine-tuned by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman). The original distributor of this movie demanded Don Bluth and Gary Goldman to send the film to be recolored - mistakes caused by the company that performed the recoloring work show up in the original film and on this version of the DVD. (The distributer also went on to alter the original movie by deleting several scenes - none of which survive today - before it even headed to the Big Screen). These are NOT the faults of the directors. Subsequent DVD releases (Family Fun Edition and later) contain a version of the movie with the animation errors corrected with oversight by (thank goodness) Gary Goldman himself, and not some other entity.
The Pebble and the Penguin is one of the most brilliantly-written animated features available with perfectly-crafted endearing characters instilling human subtleties into actual physiologic traits from the Adélie penguin. The story line is simple yet moving, containing many positive underlying messages and values applicable to all that watch. This is NOT your average Avatar-style animation product (Apples and Oranges, now... don't unfairly compare it to computer animated films). It is a painstakingly hand-drawn, hand-painted work of art that takes years to do (I have several of the original production celluloid drawings and paintings from The Pebble and the Penguin gracing my walls at home). The music is outstanding, and it is sad none of the tracks ever received airplay in 1995-6. Certainly the song "Now And Forever" is every bit as good as "Beauty and the Beast".
This is a Must-See film with the mindset that you are watching 15 actual hand-drawn and hand-colored paintings per second whiz by your eyes. Grab someome you love, or your children, and a box of popcorn. You'll enjoy The Pebble and the Penguin over and over for years to come.Read full review
- thrall1969Nov 05, 2006by
The Pebble and the Penguin, DVD
I bought this because my 2 year old loves the VHS version of this movie. This is a great story, Julie Andrews does some narrating and The characters are so cute, feelings are shared and the whole family can sit and enjoy this movie.
- thefirstgreenis...May 03, 2009by
I saw it as a kid and now I want to share it with my daughter. It's very entertaining...very Don Bluth. It's great for the kid's collection!
- jawsgal66Mar 18, 2008by
Such a classic love story
I loved this movie. Im 22 and have been searching for it for awhile, bc when I was little, I watched this when it first came out. It is an awesome love story that young and old can both enjoy. Nice guys always finish first!!
- jdatesmNov 24, 2005by
The Pebble and the Penguin
The Pebble and the Penguin is my daughter's favorite movie. It is a warm and wonderful story with great songs and great penguin characters that teaches youth alot about penguins.