Animated adventure of a lovesick penguin on a quest for a special pebble to give to his true love. Along the way he must overcome obstacles and adversaries.
Based on Ludwig Bemelmans' classic books, MADELINE stars a clever little redheaded girl whose capricious antics have won the hearts of children, parents and educators everywhere.
The beloved MADELINE stars in 26 new adventures, continuing the fun and friendship begun in the first 33 landmark episodes. Never before has such a clever, adventurous and mischievous little girl withstood the challenge to entertain generation after generation in such grand style. Continually faithful to the spirit of the classic children's literature series by Ludwig Bemelmans, these richly textured period pieces capture the exotic spirit of Paris in the early forties. This series offers an enchanting opportunity to fall in love with those "twelve little girls in two straight lines" over and over again.
The Full Moon Mating Ceremony, a real-life penguin tradition, requires that bachelor birds present pebbles to their sweethearts. And in this film, a shy bird named Hubie has the perfect stone for his love, Marina. But there's considerable competition for Marina's affections, and in an exciting race against time, sea, storm and a host of other obstacles, Hubie learns that it's not the perfect pebble but rather the perfect penguin that always gets the girl.
Shy Hubie wants to follow an old penguin tradition and show pretty Marina his love by giving her a pebble, but his enemy has another plan in mind.
Madeline, Pepito and the girls take the famed Orient Express to Istanbul to compete in the International Spelling Bee. When a snake charmer on the train announces that his prize cobra is missing, Madeline and Pepito volunteer to search for the missing serpent (although the other girls refuse). After questioning many suspicious passengers, Madeline discovers that the snake has been stolen by the train's chef, who didn't quite understand one of the passenger's pronunciation when he ordered a delicious "snack".