A Wish for Wings That Work

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  • TV-G
  • 1991
  • 7.6  (1,018)

A Wish for Wings That Work is a delightful and heartwarming holiday film that was released in 1991. The film is directed by Skip Jones and is based on a book of the same name by Berkeley Breathed. The movie features an all-star voice cast that includes Michael Bell, Joe Alaskey, and John Byner, among others. The story revolves around a quirky penguin named Opus who dreams of flying, and the misadventures that ensue when he meets Santa Claus.

Opus is a penguin who dreams of soaring through the skies like the other birds he sees flying around him. However, with his small wings and stout body, this dream appears to be out of reach, much to his frustration. Opus is different from the other penguins in his colony, as he desires to be something more than just a flightless bird.

One day, Santa's sleigh crash lands in Opus's pond - Santa has a problem: his reindeer are ill and can't fly, meaning that he won't be able to deliver the presents to the children all over the world in time for Christmas. Opus sees this as his chance to finally get his wish- he offers to help Santa, but the problem is that he can't fly either.

Opus's tenacity and resourcefulness soon come into play as he tries to figure out a way to help Santa. With the help of his best friend, a quirky seal named Bill, Opus hatches a plan that he believes will finally allow him to take to the skies. However, his plan goes awry when he fails to take into account the most important thing of all- his own physical limitations.

The movie follows Opus as he goes to great lengths to help Santa, embarking on a journey filled with mishaps and challenges that make him work hard to reach his goal. Through his determination and perseverance, Opus learns that sometimes the things we want most are not always possible, but it's important not to give up on our dreams. He soon discovers that what he has been searching for all this time - a sense of belonging - was with him all along.

The film boasts excellent animation that brings the story to life in a bright and vivid way. The penguins are characteristically adorable, with their chubby, waddling bodies and sweet expressions. The film's voice cast is also exceptional, lending their talents to bring the characters to life in a way that is both lovable and charming.

Overall, A Wish for Wings That Work is a heartwarming tale about never giving up on your dreams and finding your place in the world. It's a story that can resonate with people of all ages, reminding us that even the most unconventional characters can accomplish great things when they set their sights on their goals. This film is perfect for the whole family to watch and enjoy during the holiday season, and you will surely feel good watching it.

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    7.6  (1,018)