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Happy Feet (2006)

November. 17,2006
| Animation Comedy Family

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!


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Gavin Cresswell (gavin-thelordofthefu-48-460297)

In 2006, Warner Bros and Animal Logic teamed up to make a CGI motion capture animated feature film known as Happy Feet, a story about a tap dancing penguin named Mumble (voiced by Frodo Baggins - I mean Elijah Wood) who, after being born from an egg, has an ability to tap dance everywhere he goes and embarks on a quest to make peace with the humans who took their food while learning to accept himself as he really is.Happy Feet is still as good as I remembered it. However, before I can get to the good stuff, there is one problem I do have. And that is the environmentalist message. The story is supposed to be about acceptance, but the whole "humans stealing our food" concept did get really preachy and the whole movie could've been stronger without it. I'm not angry about it. It's just that they didn't do anything new with it. Just a nitpick. Everything else still holds up. The voice acting is top notch with great performances from Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, and the late Robin Williams, who committed suicide in August 2014, stealing the show as both Ramon and Lovelace, two hilarious and entertaining characters since the Genie from Disney's Aladdin. The animation is gorgeous with a great scale on Antarctica and the penguins even though the human motion capture doesn't have the same level. The best part, however, is the musical numbers which consists of cover versions including the Boogie Wonderland sequence and with the help of John Powell's lush and beautiful musical score, it's still the most memorable scene. Overall, Happy Feet may not have anything groundbreaking to make it stand out from the likes of Pixar and DreamWorks, but with lush animation, endearing characters, and memorable musical cover songs, it still tap dances perfectly on it's 10th anniversary. Happy New Year, everybody! :)


Good: The animation is good. It was semi-3D and quite fluid. The plot by itself is not a bad concept either. I liked the idea as a whole. The singing is moving in some instances, and uplifting in others. The water and massive icebergs gave you a sense of awe that is always welcome in any movie.Bad: The concept has lots of flaws. Like the entire "penguin communicating with tapping" thing. That's not what penguins do. The entire film is surrounded around a human deus ex machina which perfectly solves everything just because the penguins can tap dance. That's the thing I hate about animal movies. If animals really were as smart as humans they would've taken over long ago. Verdict: Go watch it with your kids or whatever. it's not bad.


Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! This is an awful attempt at a musical. Too many songs, many not very good, mixed together. If it were not for the fact people love penguins, this never would have succeeded. And somehow it won Best Picture? Something about that seems very wrong. Did Disney have no princesses? Did Pixar take the year off? The underlying story that has been told a thousand times -- be who you are even when you are different from everyone else -- and it is a good lesson. But it is far from clever, and the environmental angle also falls flat.


The movie is my favorite movie.I watch this movie with Japanese dubbing at movie theater.Dubbing cast is my favorite actor.He is Yuya Tegoshi.He is idol too.His group in charge of theme song.The song is "Hoshiwomezasite".I wanted to listen the song at movie theater.The story is tone deaf penguin.But the penguin can tap dance well.It is so cute.The penguin's name is Manble.He is emperor penguin.When he grow up,he fall in love with glolia.But emperor penguin courting sing.Manble never giveup.Manble appeal to glolia in tap dance.It is very nice.Manble wanted to told fun of tap dance.It was success.Manble was so happy.