Hugo the Hippo (1978)

Hugo the Hippo
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 18mins.
Genres Animated
Keywords children's
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sid Cooper Executive Editor editor supervisor 120931 7000003
Andrew Mathaias Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Magda Hap Editor n/a 172 7000002
Robert Lawrence Editor n/a 172 7000001
Tom Baum Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Bert Keyes Music n/a 120781 8000001
Graham Percy Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Walter Gross Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000004
Richard Tyler Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000003
Les Fresholtz Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000002
Arthur Piantadosi Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000001
George Barrie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Robert Halmi Sr. Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ronny Cox Voice n/a 475 1000005
Len Maxwell Voice n/a 475 1000006
Lance Taylor Sr. Voice n/a 475 1000004
Jesse Emmett Voice n/a 475 1000003
Paul Lynde Voice n/a 475 1000002
Percy Rodriguez Voice n/a 475 1000007
Burl Ives Voice n/a 475 1000008
William Feigenbaum Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Larimer Narrator Narration 120790 1000011
Jimmy Osmond Voice n/a 475 1000010
Marie Osmond Voice n/a 475 1000009
Robert Morley Voice n/a 475 1000001
Sharks in his harbor inhibit the Sultan of Zanzibar's trade, so he imports twelve hippos to chase them away. But once the sharks are gone and the novelty of the hippos fades, his people stop feeding them and they roam into the city looking for food causing some destruction. Because of this, the king's adviser Aban-Khan has them killed, but one little hippo, Hugo, survives. A group of children finds Hugo tries to hide him, but he is discovered and tried in court for the damage that his fellow hippos caused. The children get the Sultan to appear on Hugo's behalf, and after his powerful speech, Hugo and the other hippos are seen to be the injured parties. Hugo is then released and the children take care of him for the rest of his life.