Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Musical
Runtime: approx. 108 minutes
Age Range: Ages 4 and up
Starring: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, E.G. Daily, Miriam Margoyles, Magda Szubanski, Carlos Alazraqui, Johnny Sanchez III, Jeff Garcia, Lombardo Boyar
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Director: George Miller
Screenwriter: George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman
Release Date: November 17, 2006 (conventional theaters & IMAX)
Warner Brothers' animated story, Happy Feet, is set deep in Antarctica, in the land of Emperor Penguins. Each penguin needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, but one penguin is born who cannot sing. Mumble (Elijah Wood), son of Memphis (Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman), is the worst singer in the world, but he is not at a loss for talent - he can tap dance!
Some penguins don't think much of Mumble's unique talent though, especially Noah the Elder (Hugo Weaving), the leader of Emperor Land, who casts Mumble out of the community. Mumble finally finds acceptance with an interesting band of penguins who call themselves the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (Robin Williams), the Adelies are cool with Mumble's dance moves and invite him to join them. Together, Mumble and the Amigos find out about the importance of being true to one's self.
Happy Feet - DVD Special Features
- Mumble Meets a Blue Whale: A tribute to the late Steve Irwin, Disney finished a sequence wherein Steve acts as the voice of an albatross. The conversation between the characters revolves around the fact that humans are killing all of the fish, including the whales.
- A Happy Feet Moment: This interesting sequence is funny, but strange. Mumble's dad basically drop kicks him into the water for his first swim (Mumble is laughing and having fun with it).
- Dance Like a Penguin: Stomp to the Beat: A private dance lesson with Savion Glover. In addition to the brief dance lesson, Savion discusses the importance of finding one's own heart song - whether it be through singing, dancing, art or any other uplifting activity.
- Two Music Videos:
- Gia's "Hit Me Up"
- Prince's "The Song of the Heart[/li
- I Love to Singa: A Classic Warner Brother's cartoon about a little owl who was born to sing Jazz. Very cute!