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What I’m trying to say is Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, Whatever you Prefer. And now onto the review…
Opus and Bill A Wish for Wings that Work is a 1991 animated Christmas special based on the book of the same name, based on the comic strip series Outland. The movie was an interesting, but I probably wouldn’t watch it again. I have never read the comic strips, but I am aware that they have this self aware political sense of humour that is clearly translated into this movie. The main plot of the special is that Opus, a penguin, is writing to Santa to ask him for, well, wings that work. It follows him and his friend Bill, a cat he rescued. The movie is pretty bland, though it has an interesting premise.
I enjoyed the the character designs, though I did notice that the animators were using tricks with the characters so they wouldn’t have to animate the mouths movie. The political commentary, or better called references, were okay and added to the character Opus’ personality, but other than that didn’t make too much sense. I didn’t believe the world in which this movie took place would be similar enough to our world that he could make Conservative jokes.
I like watching old cartoons and that made this movie enjoyable for me. It wasn’t great, and I wouldn’t want to watch it again, but it is different than other holiday specials. Also there was the surprise Robin Williams voice cameo that took be by surprise. Needless you wouldn’t be missing anything from watching this special, nor would you gain anything. It is just something different to watch around Christmas time.
And with that said Have a Dandy Holiday.