History WesternAnimation / ThePebbleAndThePenguin

9th Mar '17 1:20:59 PM SinisterHoodedFigure2
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* AnimationBump: The sequence with the Killer Whales is one of the only scenes that it makes the film feel almost like a traditional Don Bluth film. It is naturally the most nightmarish and tense scene in the movie.



* TheDreaded: The Killer Whales. Rocko is able to stand up to humans, and even a leopard seal at one point, and teaches Hubie to fight back Drake, and overall, unafraid of anything. But he is absolutely terrified of Killer Whales, and when they do show up, Rocko's fear is completely justified.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Drake may be the main antagonist of the film, and most of the movie is spent traveling and Rocko teaching Hubie how to fight back, but the Killer Whales that show up demonstrate how terrifying they were built up to be, and Hubie never even attempts to fight them unlike the Leopard Seal, and barely escapes them. Considering how Killer Whales are in real life, they are the most dangerous threats to Hubie and Rocko ever.



* KnightOfCerebus: Of all the villains in the generally lighter and softer film, the Killer Whales stand out as the most dangerous and terrifying threats, suffering no particular defeats apart from not being able to eat the heroes, but the film goes to its darkest turn when they show up, even with Drake's implied domestic abuse or the freakish leopard seal. They scare Rocko for a very good reason, and Hubie outright abandons the pebble that he would risk his neck for against a Leopard Seal, because the Killer Whales were that dangerous.



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* MoodSwingerMoodSwinger: Drake can go from a smarmy jock, to a far more vicious and angry monster in a second, and easily switches back to a proud, narcissistic penguin.



* NoNonsenseNemesis: Compared to the leopard seal, or even Drake, the Killer Whales are unquestionably this. They do not play around with their target prey, and always will gang up on them, and are large, fast, and powerful enough to plow through even a harpoon. It is only with quick reflexes and a sacrificial distraction from Rocko, that Hubie got out alive from that encounter.



* ShownTheirWork: Apart from the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent fugolwolf]][[hottip:*:''Fugol'' was Old English for bird.]] Drake, the penguin species have the proper plumage, including the ''Eudyptes'' penguin crests and the Magellanics' "horseshoe" plumage. Also, leopard seals are, in fact, the chief predators of penguins.

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* ShownTheirWork: Apart from the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent fugolwolf]][[hottip:*:''Fugol'' was Old English for bird.]] Drake, the penguin species have the proper plumage, including the ''Eudyptes'' penguin crests and the Magellanics' "horseshoe" plumage. Also, leopard seals are, in fact, the chief predators of penguins.penguins, and the killer whales are indeed, extremely dangerous pack hunting predators in the ocean.



* TopHeavyGuy: Drake.

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* TopHeavyGuy: Drake.Drake has some truly impressive man tits and arms, but his legs are ridiculously tiny.


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* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: The killer whales have animalistic yellow sclera, which is a bit inaccurate. Their sclera is actually ''[[RedEyesTakeWarning red]]'' in real life.
23rd Oct '16 8:39:28 AM DrNoPuma
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* MonstrousSeal: There is a seal who tries to eat the main protagonist.
19th Oct '16 12:31:45 PM CJCroen1393
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[ShownTheirWork Adélie penguins actually do use pebbles in their courtship rituals.]]

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: [[ShownTheirWork Adélie penguins actually do use pebbles in their courtship rituals.]]]] The pebbles themselves are typically used as nest material.
9th Oct '16 2:11:19 PM SammyDragon92
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* DisneyAcidSequence: A rare example of an animated feature outside of Fantasia to apply this trope to '''the opening number'''!

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* DisneyAcidSequence: A rare example of an a musical animated feature outside of Fantasia to apply this trope to '''the opening number'''!
9th Oct '16 1:54:59 PM SammyDragon92
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* DisneyAcidSequence: A rare example of an animated feature outside of Fantasia to apply this trope to '''the opening number'''!
3rd Oct '16 10:24:12 PM kataangluvr
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* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Drake's motive for the movie is to make Marina marry him, whether she wants to or not.


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* IfICantHaveYou: Drake's VillainSong includes this threat along with a MurderTheHypotenuse option if Marina doesn't marry him.


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* VillainousCrush: Drake has a massive one on Marina. His goal is to marry her, even though his feelings are completely unrequited. He's willing to threaten to kill her and Hubie if she doesn't comply.
23rd Jun '16 7:39:36 PM nombretomado
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Adélie penguins engage in elaborate courtship behavior where the male builds a nest of pebbles to attract mates. Tough for [[UglyCute Hubie]], as he has no pebble with which to win the affections of the lovely Marina. After Hubie finds an emerald, his rival [[Creator/TimCurry Drake]] steals it from him and attempts to feed him to a Leopard Seal. Hubie escapes and winds up on a ship with the cranky Rockhopper, Rocko. Together, the two penguins return to their island home and settle things with Drake.

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Adélie penguins engage in elaborate courtship behavior where the male builds a nest of pebbles to attract mates. Tough for [[UglyCute Hubie]], as he has no pebble with which to win the affections of the lovely Marina. After Hubie finds an emerald, his rival [[Creator/TimCurry Drake]] Drake steals it from him and attempts to feed him to a Leopard Seal. Hubie escapes and winds up on a ship with the cranky Rockhopper, Rocko. Together, the two penguins return to their island home and settle things with Drake.



* LargeHam / EvilIsHammy: TimCurry as Drake, of course.

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* LargeHam / EvilIsHammy: TimCurry Creator/TimCurry as Drake, of course.



* Creator/TimCurry: Plays Drake. Despite the film's highly lukewarm reception, most people agree that he plays the villain nicely. Though he could probably do this kind of role in his sleep.
25th May '16 1:47:36 PM EBsessed
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* TookALevelInBadass: Hubie who at the start of the movie is afraid of leopard seals can easily defeat one later on.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Hubie Hubie, who at the start of the movie is afraid of leopard seals seals, can easily defeat one later on.
25th May '16 1:45:21 PM EBsessed
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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Played straight. The women are given curvy figures and big eyelashes and pretty blue eyes. When Marina walks, she looks like she's wearing a dress. But the male protagonist is given eyes that are so sugar-coatedly girly and cutesy that with another voice actor he could probably pass as a woman.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Played straight. The women are given curvy figures and big eyelashes and pretty blue eyes. When Marina walks, she looks like she's wearing a dress. But the male protagonist is given eyes that are so sugar-coatedly girly and cutesy that with another voice actor he could probably pass as a woman.
25th May '16 1:42:48 PM EBsessed
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** The reason for this was because that when Don Bluth and Gary Goldman walked off the movie, already all of the pencil art and 70% of the colouring was completed beforehand. At this, MGM sent the movie to an Hungary studio to hastily finish off the movie in time for its Theatrical release. [[EnhancedOnDVD Most of the errors were fixed for the 2007 2-Disc 'Family Fun Edition',]] where the movie was nominated for a Satelitte Award for Best Youth DVD.

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** The reason for this was because that when Don Bluth and Gary Goldman walked off the movie, already all of the pencil art and 70% of the colouring was completed beforehand. At this, MGM sent the movie to an a Hungary studio to hastily finish off the movie in time for its Theatrical theatrical release. [[EnhancedOnDVD Most of the errors were fixed for the 2007 2-Disc 'Family Fun Edition',]] where the movie was nominated for a Satelitte Award for Best Youth DVD.
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