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Happy Feet by George Miller

Happy Feet (edition 2007)

by George Miller (Director)

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Title:Happy Feet
Authors:George Miller (Director)
Info:Warner Bros. (2007)
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Happy Feet [2006 animated film] by George Miller (Director)



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Cute in places, but mostly annoying. Yet again, non-Pixar animation lacks heart and soul. This lacks the depth to appeal to adults. ( )
  datrappert | Mar 5, 2019 |
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  WilliamHartPhD | Aug 8, 2010 |
This Disney/Pixar movie stirred up some controversy when it first came out because of its references to the effects of human behavior on the survival of one of the cutest animals in the world--penguins. This aspect of the film doesn't really come into play until the last third of the film; even then, the representation of the bureaucracy and capitalism surrounding environmental decisions is kept to a minimum, with the penguin cuteness factor playing a much larger role. Regardless, in this movie, Mumble, is a penguin who is born with the unfortunate inability to sing a heartsong, the song which draws lifelong mates to one another. Instead he is cursed with the embarrassing tendency to dance to express his emotions, a habit that forces him to the fringes of his tightly-knit group of penguins. To find himself, he leaves his penguin town, and makes friends with a different species of penguin, a lively Spanish-speaking bunch who love Mumble for who he is. Together they try to woo Mumble's childhood crush, the enchantingly-voiced Gloria, and also try to determine why all the fish (penguin food) are disappearing. Through it all, Mumble saves his species, learns to love himself--tap dancing feet and all--AND gets the girl in the end. The movie is punctuated with rousing renditions of popular classic soul, rock, and pop songs that are sure to suck kids into the movement and rhythm of the movie. The relationship between Mumble and his parents gets dragged on a little long, and the representation of Hispanic/Latino culture when Mumble first visits his new friends' town skirts stereotyping. But all in all, a nice, safe movie that opens the conversation about wildlife and how humans fit into the larger ecological picture. ( )
  rachellwin | Dec 18, 2009 |
Hearing "Happy Feet"'s all-star cast sing random songs and watching fuzzy penguins dancing around is priceless, I have never laughed so hard! Mumble's courage shows that outcasts definitely shouldn't give up and there''s a really cool environmental message (don't litter, you'll kill the penguins!!) that I found more effective than a mountainload of documentaries just because it touches more. Or you could just watch it to see Spanish penguins boogying to Robin Williams' "I did it My way". ( )
  PlazaLibrary | Jun 5, 2009 |
Happy Feet (Widescreen Edition) (2006)
Starring: Carlos Alazraqui, Lombardo Boyar Director: George Miller (II) Rating PG
  storyteller57 | Dec 11, 2007 |
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Irwin, SteveActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackman, HughActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kidman, NicoleActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
LaPaglia, AnthonyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, BrittanyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Weaving, HugoActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, RobinActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Emperor Penguins from Antarctica each express their true love with a special heartsong of their own that expresses their very being. However, the misfit Mumble cannot sing. Instead he has an extraordinary talent to tap dance with almost magical energy and expression. Nevertheless, the leadership of the colony fearfully blames the young penguin's unorthodox ways for the lean fishing that threatens them all. Defiant in the face of unjust rejection, Mumble and his true friends set out to find the true cause of the famine. Through the friends trials and perils, Mumble learns many things about his frozen world, not the least of which being that his toe tapping talent may be what he needs to save his people.… (more)

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