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A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)

Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Bell ... Opus (voice)
Joe Alaskey ... Truffles / The Ducks (voice)
John Byner ... Bill the Cat (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... The Chicken (voice)
Andrew Hill Newman ... Santa (voice)
Robin Williams ... The Kiwi (voice) (as Sudy Nim)
Alexaundria Simmons Alexaundria Simmons ... Ronald-Ann (voice)
Frank Welker ... Santa Claus (voice)
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Storyline

Opus the Penguin, amoung his other problems, always felt inadequate by his being "aerodynamicly impaired". Together, with Bill the Cat he tries doggedly to overcome that weakness, all without success. It is only on Christmas Eve that Opus learns what worth his natural abilities are. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Wish for Wings That Work See more »

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Berkeley Breathed was exceptionally displeased with the quality of the final product. In an exchange published in The Washington Post he said to a person trying to find the VHS or DVD version, "Hopefully (you will find it) in the rubbish pail. We can do better than that, and we will with an eventual Opus film, but I'm glad you enjoyed it. I presume your family was on speed when they watched it. I would imagine it helps." See more »

Goofs

The cockpit window in the Lost Horizon dream doesn't match the cockpit window that's inside Opus's cockpit. See more »

Quotes

Truffles: Did you know that you've got a large rutabaga on your nose?
Opus: That IS my nose!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, we see Truffles yelling up at Opus "Don't get cocky up there!" before Opus' prothstetic buttocks falls on him. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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Simply hilarious but also tender and joyous
1 October 2000 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Having never been all that enthralled with Bloom County, I watched this with some doubt-for all of about two minutes and then I was hooked. What I saw was at one and the same time funny and heart-wrenching. There are a few running gags (watch the carolers particularly) and there is a very effective use of visual imagery on the fringes. Like with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, invariably when I watch this again, I see some little bit I've missed. Very effective use of music to set the appropriate mood throughout. And the ending is perfect! Highest Recommendation.


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