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Short summary

A bachelor goose must form a bond with two lost ducklings as they journey south.
Peng is a freewheeling bachelor goose who'd rather do anything than practice for the upcoming migration. He thinks he's better than everyone else and spends his time attempting crazy stunts at even crazier speeds. In one such stunt, Peng flies too near the ground, hits a flock of ducklings and separates brother and sister, Chao and Chi, from the rest. In this unlikely meeting, Peng will begin a journey that will break his wing and nearly break his heart as he grows to understand the power of unconditional love in the form of two ducklings, who likewise grow to see him as the best father they could ever have.

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Craig Ferguson's sixth theatrically released animated movie, after Jak wytresować smoka (2010), Kubus i przyjaciele (2011), Merida Waleczna (2012), The Hero of Color City (2014), & Jak wytresować smoka 2 (2014).

At an estimated $40 million, this is one of the most expensive animated films to be funded from China, although it was made by an American production house.

Frazier and Giles, the bickering, well spoken Crane birds, are an obvious affectionate reference to the characters of Frasier Crane and his brother Niles from Frasier (1993).

A US-Chinese co-production that was made independently of the Major US studios/distributors and funded by Chinese backers.

Diedrich Bader, Craig Ferguson and Greg Proops all had roles in the Drew Carey Show. Bader and Ferguson were series regulars, while Proops appeared in guest roles.

Jason Bateman were considered for the role of Frazier.

Will Arnett were considered the role of Bing.

Bryan Cranston were considered for the role of Peng.

Kevin Spacey were considered for the role of Bing.

Rashida Jones were considered for the role of Jin Jing.

Nathan Fillion were considered for the role of Banzou.

Harland Williams were considered for the role of Carl.

Dave Foley were considered for the role of Giles.

Katey Sagal were considered for the role of Chi.

Diedrich Bader's eighth animated film after Bartok the Magnificent (1999), Recess: School's Out (2001), Ice Age (2002), Surf's Up (2007), Bolt (2008), Surf's Up 2: Wavemania (2017), and Cars 3 (2017).

Stephen Fry's second animated film, the first being Animals United (2010).

User reviews

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    • Author: Braswyn
    Most often, the sudden appearance of a child radically changes the habitual way of life, forcing a new look at the world. On our movie screens, the premiere of the animated film entitled "Papa-Mama Goose" was started, from director Chris Jenkins. Lovers of cartoons, he is already well known for such works as "House" and "Catch the wave!".

    In the lead roles took part such celebrities as: Lance Lim, Zendey, Jim Geffigan and Greg Prups (in the role of an unmatched cat Banzu). When translating into Russian, our stars also distinguished themselves. The main roles were performed by Polina Gagarina, Sergey Garmash and Natan.

    A young self-confident goose bachelor named Pam is an absolutely free bird, does what he wants, completely disregarding the rules of his pack. During the general preparation for the flight to the south, Pam, boasting with his tricks, breaks the wing. After which he is forced to fly with the children. One awkward movement of his wing and from the flock are separated two small ducklings. Now he faces two tasks: to heal the sick wing in order to continue the flight and return the kids to their parents.

    The picture of the film is simply excellent: the outlines are clear, the colors are bright. The plot is very exciting, it makes the main character sympathize. His selfishly philistine character at the end of the picture reveals itself, filling with notes of caring and love for one's neighbor.

    Plus the cartoon is filled with a huge amount of humor and self-irony. In its atmosphere the cartoon is very similar to the famous "Shrek". All these qualities suggest that "Papa-Mama Goose" is aimed at a wide audience of spectators. Watch this cartoon will be interesting to all fans of animation, adventure and family stories.

    I wish you pleasant viewing!
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    • Author: Burisi
    I thought this movie was excellent. It doesn't tell a new tale, but it does it well with some genuine comedic moments. There's plenty of silly jokes to appeal to the 12 year olds and five year olds, and the animation is excellent. If this had been a Pixar/Disney movie, it would have got a far bigger distribution and promotional push than it got. This isn't the best animated film ever, but it's 85 minutes of fun with cute ducklings.
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    • Author: Cobandis
    All I have to say to all the reviewers whining about how the movie was too scary because of the cat so is too scary for children, then you shouldn't take your kids to any animated movies. Almost all the Disney or Pixar movies have a scary nemisis. How about a half-crazed rich lady trying to kill puppies for a spotted coat or or an evil queen/witch tryibg to kill her stap-daughter with poison? Never heard anyone say 101 Dalmations or Snow White was too scary for kids. This was very cute movie and glad I watched!!
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    • Author: Jesmi
    I took my two boys (5 and 7) to see Duck duck goose this morning. They loved it. They were laughing themselves silly at the pigs' scene and near the end when Peng confronts the baddie, (won't put spoiler in here, not sure a grown up would laugh there even though I did, with my children). There was a scary bit when my 7yr old suddenly changed seats to sit by me, another good sign I thought, especially considering they refused to let us watch "Moana" and "the secret life of Pets". They dragged us out of the cinema early for both of those two movies, really hated them. They won't stay if they don't like it, no sir!

    The imagery is really beautiful too. Stunning at times actually.

    Maybe it's more of a boys movie I don't know? My two are obsessed with dinosaurs of all kinds. "Frozen is a girls movie dad" they told me when my wife wanted to make them watch that one.

    Maybe it's one of those marmite movies but my boys gave it a big thumbs up.
  • comment
    • Author: Bolanim
    Very entertaining, in addition to having impressive graphics... Fun from start to finish!!! Well done!!!
  • comment
    • Author: Zeks Horde
    Amazing show about two ducks and a goose. Would recommend to anyone not just kids! I am not so sure why others are rating this show badly. It's a solid one
  • comment
    • Author: LoboThommy
    Not the most creative/unique idea but they do it well. The characters are all understandable and relatable, there wasn't a single point where I felt bored or uninterested, but most of all I think it's visuals are amazing. The backgrounds and scenery are phenomenal and I think it effectively portrays its moral well. The only reason I'm taking a point off is because of the extensive toilet humor but other than that, I have almost no criticism. A good kids movie.
  • comment
    • Author: Direbringer
    My daughter has watched it 4 times and loves it She said it's awesome cause she never seen a ducky movie before .
  • comment
    • Author: Conjulhala
    I cried it was that good! It isn't worth spoiling it for you just watch it!
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    • Author: Macill
    I'm an adult and I thought I'd go to Netflix to watch some random movie. I decided upon Duck Duck Goose. It's obviously for children, or so I thought. It's an animation and looks really nice but all but the humor... Well, you can probably show this to a kid, if they can handle the cat with two personalities (much like the good cop/bad cop in The Lego Movie but granted, this cat is a lot darker) but a lot of the jokes will go over their heads. There's also quite bit of violence.


    A lot of fart jokes which I'm sure kids will laugh at, but there are also jokes of sexual nature (like flirting and even one erection joke) and I'm not sure if those are okay, even if the kids don't understand. The cat, I would imagine, to a child can be quite scary and the violent scenes as well. Oh, and the two ducks are going to a place that they think will be great and their new home but it's really a restaurant, so the ducks are going there like pigs to slaughter. Kids are not stupid, they will pick up that something is wrong and not okay. That scene overall is super gloomy and dark, the movie shifts from bright colors and beautiful scenery to a dark, gloomy city.

    Overall, for an adult, this movie a mess and super confusing. I thought it was about the goose but it's really not. It's not about some dude who shows us that difference should be celebrated or something. Instead, it's the pretty basic movie: a jerk dude "adopts" two kids and they all hate each other but eventually ends up being a little family. The voice acting is okay but overall, it's not the best.

    It's a disappointment.
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    • Author: tamada
    Don't waste your time wasting this. My kids really didn't enjoy this movie and both of them were upset due to the evil cat. Inappropriate humor and generally a badly written script
  • comment
    • Author: Ubrise
    I'm not sure why this movie has so many bad reviews. It's a fun kids movie. The animation is well done and honestly it's just a really pretty film. The cat is kind of spooky but not too bad. Parts were predictable but there were also some good plot twists. I enjoyed it.
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    • Author: Ferri - My name
    The main problem of the cartoon is the presence of childish vulgar humor and excessive violence, especially with the protagonist, who looks like a clumsy fool, depriving himself of any chemistry. Because of what these shortcomings accumulate people's opinions to the hate about this cartoon.

    The cartoon itself is on graphic and visual is good and very enjoyable to watch. If delete the scenes associated with vulgarity and excess violence, it can be enjoyable for home viewing.
  • comment
    • Author: Jonide
    Characters aren't lovable, humour is pathetic, story is very poor
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    • Author: Bad Sunny
    We went to see this movie today with my 2 adults friends and 4 kids, all in age 4-6 years old. Movie age 4+ is full of horrific scenes , which scared all of us, especially very scary big Cat with a red and yellow eye. Lots of cruel scenes when the kids started to scream and adults wanted to leave the cinema as we were really upset.We have seen almost every new a movie for a kids and we loved them all but Duck Duck Goose is definitely NO NO NO one. there was only a few funny scenes and the end was cute but why do they say on the start of the movie that some scenes are not recommended for kids and parental control needed. movie for kids 4+????? seriously do not waste your money and go to see some other movie like Peter rabbit as that one is cute and funny ;)
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    • Author: Wat!?
    Very nice movie, if you love animated movies...Everything is good...I hope it's sequel will come
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    • Author: Ffan
    I like The movie Duck duck goose, it's funny and adventurous. I love it, that Pang and the ducklings were sharing a bonding time together. I don't think people can ever recognize a good movie these days.
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    • Author: generation of new
    We left after 40mins and snuck into another movie. My kids and I see almost all family movies. We are tolerant and see the best in what we watch. This was boring nonsense. Like a mash up of 50 other movies characters. Just do not go and watch it.
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    • Author: Kinashand
    The story is really cute, and there is a consistent flow to the scenes which makes it enjoyable to watch. Not a classic but with a good character build up and solid story line it is well worth a watch.
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    • Author: black coffe
    This is a surprisingly charming film about a male goose (gander) who is adopted as mum by two ducklings. It's a quirky Chinese/American collaboration with a couple of Brits thrown in for good measure.

    It's a good family film with some feel good lessons about loyalty, family and cooperation.

    The animation is nice and the scenery quite special. The voice talents are OK, but occasionally don't quite match up with the characters they are portraying.
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    • Author: Thetath
    This is a very good movie. Worth watching. It also has funny parts.
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    • Author: blac wolf
    This is another best Netflix film ever after Next Gen. The characters I like are Peng, Chi, Chao, Jinjing, Bing, Larry, Frazier, Giles, and Carl. And even Stanley and Edna. The only character I hate is the evil cat, Banzou. Thanks for all. 10 out of 10.
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    • Author: Ballazan
    This film was so bad my eyeballs dissolved and I died in horrible pain

    0 out of 10 wouldn't recommend to anyone who values their life.
  • comment
    • Author: ladushka
    This is lazy story telling mixed with slow pacing. Kids 6 and under would sit through it that's about it.
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    • Author: Kagrel
    Duck Duck Goose is a horrible movie with terrible pacing. non interesting characters and a bad story. The animation wasn't the best to look at and during the viewing i was mostly thinking about ideas that this movie stole from other great animations. The most comparisons i found was to a animated movie called Rio by Blue Sky Studios as Duck Duck Goose has a main character who cant fly, a girl bird who is the main characters love interest and villain who wants to kill the main character. In conclusion Duck Duck Goose is a movie that is not worth your money as it will make you want to fall sleep through the entire viewing.
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Jim Gaffigan Jim Gaffigan - Peng (voice)
    Zendaya Zendaya - Chi (voice)
    Lance Lim Lance Lim - Chao (voice)
    Greg Proops Greg Proops - Banzou (voice)
    Natasha Leggero Natasha Leggero - Jin Jing (voice)
    Diedrich Bader Diedrich Bader - Bing (voice)
    Reggie Watts Reggie Watts - Carl (voice)
    Carl Reiner Carl Reiner - Larry (voice)
    Stephen Fry Stephen Fry - Frazier (voice)
    Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson - Giles (voice)
    Jennifer Grey Jennifer Grey - Edna (voice)
    Rick Overton Rick Overton - Stanley (voice)
    William M. Steinberg William M. Steinberg - Frogs (voice) (as William Steinberg)
    Cathy Cavadini Cathy Cavadini - (voice)
    Ray Chang Ray Chang - (voice)
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