Parents' Guide to

The Pebble and the Penguin

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated penguin tale heavy on romance, peril.

Movie G 1995 74 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

I have fond memories of this one

Alot of people say that this is a bad film. I personally enjoyed it as a kid. I watched it over and over again until the tape got "eaten" by the VCR. I recently found this little gem of a kids movie in the Wal-Mart bargain bin and grabbed it up to share with my baby when she gets older. Love it! My favorite Bluth film aside from NIMH.

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age 2+

Fallow your Heart is the message that is presented

I loved this movie as a child . I like that the message in the movie is to never give up going for what you want even if it's a cute love story . I also love the music and the cute illustrations if you show and child from 2 to 10 mostly being girls if in the age range of ten or so they will love this movie I'm 28 and I still watch it with my kids one of my kids is only 5 months old but she also seems to enjoy the colors an music 🎶 that come with it . This movie needs more credit then what people give it .

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (3):

The homeward voyage is fraught with physical danger, and scenes of pursuit by leopard seals and killer whales are intense, probably more so than children under age 7 will want to watch. Almost equally scary are the scenes of the scheming bully Drake (Tim Curry) as he threatens, first verbally then physically, the true-hearted Marina.

Penguin animation came a long way in the 10 years after this film was released. But for their coloring the main characters look like they might be ducks or, in Drake's case, an eagle. But the background animation of capricious weather conditions is lovely, as are the top-notch original songs by Barry Manilow and Mark Watters.

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