The Pebble and the Penguin (1995) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Hohum Score

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A lovable but introverted penguin named Hubie plans to present his betrothal pebble to the bird of his dreams.

IMDB: 5.6
Director: Don Bluth
Stars: Martin Short, Jim Belushi
Length: 74 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 10 out of 40 found boring (25%)

One-line Reviews (23)

There's a lot of odd coloring here, and the animation can vary from good to unbearable.

But the score was absolutely breathtaking.

It's just a decent and very cute penguin movie and it's worth watching for kids who like decent entertainment.

The entire plot revolves around the hero and villain's love for female penguin Marina, who is just as dull as both of her suitors.

Frankly, the latter are the only audience members I can comprehend taking enjoyment out of this rather bland animated feature.

It's formulaic every step of the way.

" The second song is boring, can't capture the rhythm of anything, and is even a bit obnoxious.

But of course, the slower moments made me like this movie also.

This could've ended here, but then Drake, the stupid antagonist, decided he should separate Marina and Hubie to make the most pointless journey ever.

That was what he looked like, but he was entertaining and that is enough.

But after that, the songs became duller and duller and there was one in particular that had me grimacing all the way through.

The animation is very good, the character designs aren't that bad, and the voice acting is entertaining with the likes of Martin Short, Annie Golden, James Belushi, and Tim Curry.

My eyes almost bled from watching the awful animation and insipid, plotless, empty story.

But most of the time,the story dragged on and was boring.

Obviously now I'm older, but I decided to re-watch this movie due to complete boredom.

A boring cartoon about a stupid penguin .

)Trite plot and weird animation (sudden color changes, jerky movements, and of course Bluth's strange character designs that became ever-more distorted as his reputation crumbled) and then there are the questions it raises: How was Hubie captured by humans?

But it soon stumbles into a boring mess of dull characters, stupid plot lines, irritating songs and pointless meandering.

Violent but very enjoyable to watch.

The voice acting is not all that great, the story is full of rubbish sentimentality and silly action sequences, the colourful animation is good but patchy, and the songs by Barry Manilow are I agree dreadfully cheesy, this may be based on the real courtship ritual of the Adeli penguins, but as a children's film it is a dull and boring animated family musical comedy.

The adventure of the film is very engaging and it keeps you focused on the film.

Bad songs, boring story and a villain who is truly annoying.

But I enjoyed it, possibly, more than I did when I was little.