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In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap dancing. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria (BRITTANY MURPHY), happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins - the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (ROBIN WILLIAMS), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru (also voiced by ROBIN WILLIAMS), a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
For anyone who thought the Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins was the most marvelous cinematic moment for these nomads of the south, you haven't seen nothing yet. Happy Feet is an animated wonder about a penguin named Mumble who can't sing, but can dance up a storm. George Miller, the driving force behind the Babe (and Mad Max) movies, takes another creative step in family entertainment with this big, beautiful, music-fueled film that will have kids and their parents dancing in the streets. From his first moment alive, Mumble (voiced Elijah Woods) feels the beat and can't stop dancing. Unfortunately, emperor penguins are all about finding their own heart song, and the dancing youngster--as cute as he is--is a misfit. Luckily, he bumps into little blue penguins and a Spanish-infused group (led by Robin Williams) and begins a series of adventures. Miller has an exceptional variety of entertainment: Busby Berkley musical numbers, amusement-park thrills, exciting chase sequences (seals and orca lovers might like think otherwise), and even an environmental message that doesn't weigh you down. Best of all, you don't know where the movie is going in the last act, a rare occurrence these days in family entertainment. A fusion of rock songs, mashed-up and otherwise, are featured; this movie is as much a musical as a comedy. Mumble's solo dance to a new version of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" by Fantasia, Patti, and Yolanda may be the most joyful moment on camera in 2006. --Doug Thomas
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We love Happy Feet. The music, the message, the cute penguins. What's not to love?Published 2 days ago by Jennifer A. Hall
Very cute movie. Perfect for the kids, but entertaining enough for adults. Very happy with the fast shipping and the quality of the movie.Published 12 days ago by Kat22183
Guess this is ok. Giving them as gifts to little ones. Have never seen the movie myselfPublished 15 days ago by Theresa M. Contrisciano
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|Is it a real region free Blu-Ray Disc ?||
One thing to watch out for however, is import duty! I recently had some Blu Ray's shipped from Amazon and not only did the delivery take a MONTH to get here (Germany) butI also had to pay import duty :( I'll think twice before I order anything again from USA..
Anyway, good luck!!
Apr 24, 2007 by Steve | See all 16 posts
|Is the "trick myself" scene missing on DVD?||
We just rented it tonight, and that scence was in there.
Apr 5, 2007 by G. Crowell | See all 2 posts
|Release Date Rumor and Special Features||
Double-dip in this case looks inevitable since this edition doesnt have any real "Making-ofs", commentary, deleted scenes..etc..etc
In a time when even crappy films are released on dvds with loaded extras, a barebone release of a successful and acclaimed film like this one only shows... Read More
Jan 20, 2007 by Mohd Jafar | See all 2 posts
|Why do they keep bringing out Combo HD DVD/Standard DVDs?||
I too have this problem and it's my second set!
I'll be emailing Amazon for a resolution.
Feb 14, 2008 by R. Kwok | See all 3 posts
|Animated films for children?.||Be the first to reply|