The Pebble and the Penguin is sort of an educational animated movie with an Adelie Penguin named Hubie as the star. It is not a horrible movie, but the whole musical aspect seems too forced and really detracts from not only the educational value, but the entertainment value. I was quite disappointed in the movie, as it not only was not all the educational with the whole plot of the penguin being able to escape capture from a zoo ship and then making the journey back to Antarctica successful being a major stretch of reality, but it was not even that entertaining.
I do not mind penguin movies that are not realistic, as I do love the penguins in the Madagascar movies and Mary Poppins, but then it has to be a fun movie to watch. I will be honest that I did not even pay much attention to it after the first half, as it was rather boring. Also, disappointing was I ended up with the plain DVD with no special features. That is what Netflix mails out, but there is a Family Fun version that has two featurettes and 8 games that might be more enjoyable, however the special features cannot make up for the boring movie entirely.