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Overview

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Directed by Babe mastermind George Miller, Happy Feet tells the tale of one penguin's quest for love, and features an all-star cast of vocal talent that includes ...
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Overview

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Directed by Babe mastermind George Miller, Happy Feet tells the tale of one penguin's quest for love, and features an all-star cast of vocal talent that includes Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Brittany Murphy.
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Special Features

Two new fully animated sequences, "Mumble Meets a Blue Whale and "A Happy Feet Moment"; Savion Glover's "Dance Like a Penguin - Stomp to the Beat"; music videos for Prince's "The Song of the Heart" and Gia's "Hit Me Up"; and the 1936 Warner Bros. cartoon "I Love to Singa," a parody of Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer in which a young owl's desire to sing jazz runs afoul of his piano instructor.
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Editorial Reviews

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In 2005, March of the Penguins identified a real appetite among moviegoers for flightless waterfowl. As movie characters, mind you, not menu items. The next year, Happy Feet drove that phenomenon over the top, grossing just shy of 200 million dollars on its way to upsetting perennial favorite Pixar for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The victory was an upset not just because Pixar's Cars was better than expected, but also because Happy Feet isn't as good as the numbers suggest. George Miller's film does benefit from a delightful concept. According to Happy Feet, the mating ritual made famous by March is actually a matter of mutual serenade, with penguins finding their soul mates to the strains of modern pop music. But Happy Feet gets kind of stuck in this concept phase, never blossoming into an involving narrative. Mumble, voiced by Elijah Wood, is your standard outsider -- insert your favorite ugly duckling metaphor here. But his supposed deficiency is that he dances rather than sings -- a complementary skill, one would think, whose uniqueness should elevate him, rather than ostracizing him toward a mission of heroic redemption. This mission allows for some strong set pieces and breathtaking images of the Antarctic landscape and fauna, but it also brings audiences into contact with two super-annoying Robin Williams characters, both voiced as politically incorrect racial stereotypes. By the time it's finished, Mumble's journey has gone places that stretch even the minimal logic required for a kid's movie. Perhaps that gets at the shortcomings of the entire film. While it's infectious enough to slot right in as a new classic for young children, and visually advanced enough to wow audiences of any age, it's also flawed enough that adults won't want to join in on their kids' inevitable repeat viewings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/27/2007
  • UPC: 085391120926
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,212

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carlos Alazraqui Voice Only
E.G. Daily Voice Only
Lombardo Boyar Voice Only
Miriam Margolyes Voice Only
Fat Joe Voice Only
Alyssa Shafer Voice Only
Cesar Flores Voice Only
Robin Williams Voice Only
Jeff Garcia Voice Only
Danny Mann Voice Only, Voice Only
Mark Klastorin Voice Only
Michael Cornacchia Voice Only
Johnny Sanchez III Voice Only
Nicholas McKay Voice Only
Tiriel Mora Voice Only
Dee Bradley Baker Voice Only
Richard Carter Voice Only
Lee Perry Voice Only, Voice Only
Alan Shearman Voice Only
Larry Moss Voice Only
Peter Carroll Voice Only
Chrissie Hynde Voice Only
Giselle Loren Voice Only
Michelle Arthur Voice Only
Denise Blasor Voice Only
Roger Rose Voice Only
Kelley Abbey Voice Only
Savion Glover Voice Only
Matt Lee Voice Only
Leanne Cherny Voice Only
Penny Martin Voice Only
Kate Wormald Voice Only
Caroline Kaspar Voice Only
Wayne Scott Kermond Voice Only
Renae Berry Voice Only
Kane Bonke Voice Only
Rohan Browne Voice Only
Jason Coleman Voice Only
Amy Delves Voice Only
Shannon Greensill Voice Only
Jaclyn Hanson Voice Only
Keith Hawley Voice Only
Shannon Holtzapffel Voice Only
Michelle Hopper Voice Only
Leah Howard Voice Only
Camilla Jakimowicz Voice Only
Simon Lind Voice Only
Tracie Morley Voice Only
Amy Petsalis Voice Only
Troy Phillips Voice Only
Chris Pickard Voice Only
Danielle Playel Voice Only
Dianne Rakebrandt Voice Only
Jesse Rasmussen Voice Only
Kristen Rogers Voice Only
Troy Rowley Voice Only
Adam Scown Voice Only
Annie Semler Voice Only
Ben Veitch Voice Only
Nathan Wright Voice Only
Charlotte Gillman Live Action Cast
Warren Coleman Live Action Cast
Richard Carter Live Action Cast
Felix Williamson Live Action Cast
Carly Andrews Live Action Cast
Cassandra Swaby Live Action Cast
Winston Cooper Live Action Cast
Henry Nixon Live Action Cast
Kelly Tracey Live Action Cast
Yann Le Berre Live Action Cast
Belinda Bromilow Live Action Cast
Alan Zitner Live Action Cast
Dasi Ruz Live Action Cast
Helmut Bakaitis Live Action Cast
Simon Westaway Live Action Cast
Olivia DeLaurentis Voice Only
Grant Albrecht Voice Only
Logan Arens Voice Only
Charles Bartlett Voice Only
Shane Baumel Voice Only
T.J. Beacom Voice Only
Kwesi Boakye Voice Only
A.J. Buckley Voice Only
Erin Chambers Voice Only
Rickey D'Shon Collins Voice Only
Jeff Fischer Voice Only
Scott E. Cox Voice Only
Django Craig Voice Only
Nicholas DeLaurentis Voice Only
Chris Edgerly Voice Only
Efrain Figueroa Voice Only
Sonje Fortag Voice Only
Spencer Lacey Ganus Voice Only
Khamani Griffin Voice Only
Khadijah Haqq Voice Only
Aldis Hodge Voice Only
Fisher Keene Voice Only
Arif S. Kinchen Voice Only
Michael Krepack Voice Only
Libby Lynch Voice Only
Diane Michelle Voice Only
Ryan Munck Voice Only
Christian Pikes Voice Only
Steve Pinto Voice Only
Zoe Raye Voice Only
Noreen Reardon Voice Only
Eliana Reyes Voice Only
Nicole Richmond Voice Only
Aimee Roldan Voice Only
Kyndell Rose Voice Only
Alyssa Smith Voice Only
Mari Weiss Voice Only
Billy Williams Voice Only
Rachel York Voice Only
David Stanhope Conductor
Brett Weymark Conductor
Lynda Williams Conductor
Technical Credits
Kelley Abbey Choreography
David Drury Allen Animator
Simon Allen Animator
Nikki Barrett Casting
Bruce Berman Executive Producer
Bill Campbell Animator
Graham Burke Executive Producer
Tom Del Campo Animator
Kristy Carlson Casting
Leanne Cherny Choreography
Simon Clarke Animator
Warren Coleman Screenwriter
John Collee Screenwriter
Amanda Dague Animator
Paulino Rodrigo Diaz Animator
Richard Dixon Animator
Matt Ferro Associate Producer
James Thomas Finlay Jr. Animator
Colin Fletcher Asst. Director
Gianluca Fratellini Animator
Christian Gazal Editor
Colin Gibson Art Director
Savion Glover Choreography
Dana Goldberg Executive Producer
Philip Hearnshaw Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Wayne Howe Animator
Edward Jones Executive Producer
Ed Jones Executive Producer
James Kinnings Animator
Hael Kobayashi Associate Producer
Paul Lee Animator
Vincent Lemaire Animator
Andrew Lesnie Cinematographer
Stuart Lowder Production Manager
Kimberly Mann Animator
Robert McIntosh Animator
Craig McPherson Animator
Jeremy Mesana Animator
George Miller Producer, Screenwriter
Bill Miller Producer
Doug Mitchell Producer
Judy Morris Screenwriter
Zareh Nalbandian Executive Producer
Stephen Painter Animator
John Powell Score Composer, Musical Arrangement
Prince Songwriter
Rebecca Ruether Animator
Benjamin Sanders Animator
Mark Sexton Production Designer
Margaret Sixel Editor
David Smith Animator
Gabor Soos Animator
Anthony Sparapani Animator
Patrick Tasse Animator
Michael Twigg Associate Producer
Lesley Vanderwalt Makeup
P.J. Voeten Asst. Director
Simon Whiteley Art Director
Christine Woodruff Musical Direction/Supervision
Irina Yebenes Animator
Ryan Yee Animator
Bill Miller Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Happy Feet
1. The Song Became Love [4:38]
2. Never Drop Your Egg [2:18]
3. Happy Feet [4:54]
4. No Heartsong [3:09]
5. Mrs. Astrakhan Can! [3:10]
6. Alien Abduction [4:11]
7. Into the Sea [5:08]
8. Take the Fish [2:19]
9. Graduation Concert [2:53]
10. Leopard Seal Chase [4:10]
11. Meet the Amigos [2:48]
12. Bobsled Run [4:03]
13. Ask Lovelace [5:21]
14. My Way By Way of Ramon [3:05]
15. Boogie Wonderland [3:52]
16. Banished [2:54]
17. Lovelace's Charade [1:45]
18. Stubborn Fool [2:57]
19. Crikey, Elephant Seals [3:22]
20. The Forbidden Shore [3:12]
21. Orca Encounter [3:23]
22. To Worlds Unknown [2:50]
23. Penguin Heaven [5:00]
24. Crowd Pleaser [3:26]
25. Return to Emperor Land [2:08]
26. Memphis Back In Step [4:14]
27. Everybody Dance Now [3:01]
28. End Credits [4:10]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Happy Feet
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Mumble Meets a Blue Whale
      A Happy Feet Moment
      Dance Like a Penguin: Stomp to the Beatc
      Music Videos
         Hit Me Up by Gia
         The Song of the Heart by Prince
      I Love to Singa
      Theatrical Trailer
      Insert This DVD Into Your PC's DVD-Rom Drive for More Stopin' Good Fun!
   Languages
      English 5.1 EX
      Français 5.1 EX
      Español 5.1 EX
      English
      Français
      Español
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Christian conservatives will not like this movie...

    so they should exercise their right not to see it and let the rest of us enjoy a film with no violence (other than a hungry leopard seal), no sex (other than the amigos going about courting entirely the wrong way), no bad language, so subversive message (ok, the religious right and anti-environmentalists will no doubt disagree). The story is big on humor, on friendship, on being proactive (the Great Gwen never said don't be curious about the world), and most importantly, being true to oneself.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CUTE

    I really enjoyed this movie, cute, funny and loving. After that i made my boyfriend buy me a mumble to keep im my car. Loved it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Robin Williams

    This was a great movie. I really liked how they took old and new songs and adapted them to fit the film. Let me just say that Robin Williams is a genius. He really makes the movie. The way that he sings and his cute little puns I laugh at all the time. The end of the movie was disturbing when they tried to put in a sae the world plug. That was annoying. Until then movie was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    A great movie for all ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Cutest Movie Ever!!!

    OMG I loved this movie and I'm 14!! I don't know why I liked it, but I do. The baby penguins are adorable and I love how all the penguins sing. It is kinda weird when they dance, but I loved the movie anyway.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best kid movie, which you'll like also

    This movie has no cursing and no real bad guys and a great ending. It is about one penguin who is differentfrom the others and how he keeps true to himself and becomes accepted and loved by all. Lots of singing and dancing. If you need sarcasm and killing this is not the movie for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who doesn't like penguins with Spanish accents???

    Oh man, I LOVED it!!! It was extremely funny for me and my little siblings. Elijah Wood makes a great tap-dancing penguin, and it was hilarious to hear Robin Williams fake a Spanish accent. It was especially sweet for my family, because my little brother has low muscle tone and whenever he is excited or happy, he has to stand up and hop from foot to foot. We call it his "happy dance", and after the movie he tried turning it into a sort of tapdance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!

    I watched this and I was amazed of what I saw on Happy Feet. They really amazed me! And it does deserve to be an Academy Award(R) (along with Cars, Over the Hedge, Flushed Away and other nominees). And the special features are great! Awesome! Don't believe in some people who hates this.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    i think the movie was good and the little animal s like the pangun

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FANTASTIC!!!

    You have to see "March of the Penguins" first to understand WHY penguins are singing. Then it all makes sense. The movie is funny, made with such passion for details. It is not traditional "Disney" fairy-tale. There is a serious message in the movie. We don't have kids. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it a lot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie

    This movie was very funny. I think I was laughing more than my daughter was, but she enjoyed it as well. One of our favorite movies. I'm usually a one time movie watcher, but I can watch this over and over again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Woohoo!!!

    I absolutely adore this movie!! It is so cute!! I love penguins! I would definately recommend it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie for 4 year old

    Enjoyed watching this movie. Very entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sick

    This movie is peer propoganda and nothing less. If people keep making children's movies this way, and other people keep supporting them by bringing their kids to it, then yeah maybe the movie's message is right: We humans should go extinct because we're dumb enough to keep going in that direction. Save your time and your money. And even though I side with Pixar in the great "animation war," (though it's really no contest) I'd say you're even better off watching a Dreamworks movie.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy Feet

    The only people who should like this movie are atheistic enviromentalists or those who are too stupid to see the underlying meanings. I absolutely DESPISED how the environmentalists had to wiggle their way into a children's movie. Listen! I recycle, I conserve energy, I don't kill any stray cats in my backyard so I am so sick of everyone saying "go green" "save the whales". I go see a movie so I don't have to deal with that. But in this movie they basically say that humans should become extinct, we're ruining the planet, blah, blah, blah. Then comes the atheism. The penguins have a god which is supposedly punishing them for having a weird bird in their club or whatever it is. Which it's really (supposedly) the human's fault, not the penguin god's. Which is just reflecting on all of the good people who believe in a god that they're idiotic. Well, I can't wait for the day that I can laugh in their face!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy Feet

    This movie is stupid. And, I absolutely LOATHE the little, subtle message it was giving. I felt that the penguin's "god" Gwen or something was like the God. And they were saying that if you believe in God that you're like those penguins who thought that they had a god too. But of course, the penguin's god didn't exist. And then one time they said "In Gwen We Trust!" like America's "In God We Trust". I felt it was saying Christians are idiotic for believing in a God by comparing it to dumb penguins. And then of course comes the human's part in this movie. Oh, us bad old humans, destroying the world! Okay, I know that the rainforest is dying and we're killing all of those cute little animals and humans should die because the world will be better, but I want to escape that stuff in the movies! I don't want to hear about how terrible we are. I just want to get away from that stuff. I hear it everyday on the radio, TV, etc, etc, etc. Also, there is A LOT of sexual referances. I was like, dang, this is PG? KIDS are supposed to WATCH this stuff? Not good for children (unless you want your kid to be like that)! Yeah, and it was really random. One second they're singing a sad song and then BA BAM! they're off on a happy tune. Goodness! I think this is my second least favorite movie. (you don't even want to get me started on my first!) So yeah, it's stupid. Okay? All in all, don't watch it!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Skip this one....

    I feel bad giving a movie about penguins a bad review, but I have to in this case. This movie committed the cardinal sin of bad movies, it was BORING. I kept waiting for it to end. If you want to see a good penguin movie, please watch "March of the Penguins".

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very disappointed

    While the penguins were cute (Baby Mumble and the Hispanic penguins he later made friends with were cute), this movie is NOT for young childern. With the constant theme of mating in the foreground, I would be very cautious to let your children view this video. I was very disappointed to see sex become such a blatant issue in a "kid's" movie. There's just no place for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    This is one of the biggest disappointments for my family and me in a very long time. True, the animation is awesome but that is the only thing. It is a depressing movie with a political agenda. I, myself, am a conservationist but this went too far and was not suitable for kids. My son thought it boring and wanted to go home in the middle of it when we saw it at the theatre. The fun-loving side of the iceberg where all Hispanic - talk about stereotypical. The Elvis impersonation was decent but a bit over the top. The leaders were all portrayed as religious FANATICS - all people of faith are not like that. And to top it off - all the pollution seemed to be located near a church. The trek across the ice to find the source of the pollution and decline of available fish was slow and painful (and I am speaking for myself - not the penguins). And in less than 5 minutes all the problems of the world were solved by one little tap-dancing penguin. I am a true fan of animated movies but this one bites!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok...

    ..this movie has been THE weirdest movie I have ever seen! I mean, penguins singing for luv, and Mumble be excluded from everything because he can't sing?OMG, that is just d-u-m-b!!! Little kids MIGHT enjoy it. My little brother only thought is was OK. The only thing that was cute, or anything to laugh at besides how dumb the movie was the little penguins with spanish accents.don't waste your $$$ on this piece of garbage!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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