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Hugo the Hippo (1975)

Hugó, a víziló (original title)
The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Feigenbaum

Writers:

Bill Feigenbaum (story development), Thomas Baum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burl Ives ... Narrator (voice)
Robert Morley ... Sultan (voice)
Paul Lynde ... Aban-Khan (voice)
Jesse Emmett Jesse Emmett ... Royal Magician (voice)
Ronnie Cox Ronnie Cox ... Jorma (voice)
Percy Rodrigues ... Jorma's Father (voice)
Len Maxwell Len Maxwell ... Judge (voice)
Marie Osmond ... Vocalist
James A. Osmond ... Vocalist (as Jimmy Osmond)
Don Marshall ... Additional characters (voice)
Frank Welker ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Nancy Wible Nancy Wible ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Jerry Hausner ... Special Vocal Effects (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gábor Berkes Gábor Berkes ... Jorma (Hungarian version) (voice) (as Gabi Berkes)
Ferenc Bessenyei ... Narrator (Hungarian version) (voice)
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Storyline

The Sultan of Zanzibar has a problem--his harbor is infested with sharks. To solve the problem, he brings in twelve hippos to keep the sharks away, and it works. But once the hippos are no longer needed, they become a nuisance and are massacred by Aban Khan--all but one little hippo named Hugo. What will become of the last of the Zanzibar hippos? Written by TPK

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Color, creatures, music, sound like you've never seen or heard before. It's the wildest trip ever animated. It's a treat for the whole family. It's... PHANTASMAGORICAL! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hungary | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

I Always Wanted to Have a Garden
Music and Lyrics by Bob Larimer (as Robert Larimer)
Performed by Marie Osmond
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You'll be singing the songs all week!
28 May 2006 | by efpsaSee all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was about 4 (a whole 24 years ago!), and have been enchanted by it ever since. A wonderful tale of morality - about how money corrupts and the importance of not forgetting those who help you. But the message diffuses into you, as you become lost in the fantastic animation (think Disney Fantasia levels of imagination) and songs that Lloyd Webber and Rice would be proud to call their own (I remember all of the words to all of the songs even now, and I haven't seen the film for at least 20 years!). I don't have any other sentimental attachment to any other programmes of my youth, but this fantastic film touched me in a way that no other has. If you do get a chance to see it, you really must. An enchanting, engaging film, with beautiful animation, charming songs and a lovely story which takes you through an emotional sine wave as you follow the adventures of Hugo and his friends (and those who are certainly not his friends). Once viewed, never forgotten. You will be singing the songs all week, at least. Fantastic for young children and adults alike. I can't recommend it enough.


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