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Except musically challenged Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood--Lord of the Rings films). In frozen Antarctica, where penguins sing to woo a mate, Mumble's talent is dancing: When his fellow penguins start to croon, Mumble's feet want to move. Even worse, Gloria (voiced by Brittany Murphy), the object of Mumble's affection, only wants to hear a song from Mumble's heart. But when encroaching fishermen threaten the penguins, the colony is saved by Mumble's valor, and Gloria's heart is won by his dancing, Happy Feet. Directed by George Miller (Babe), choreographed by Tony winner Savion Glover and featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams and crocodile hunter Steve Irwin.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe.
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Common Sense Says
Well-meaning animation is oddly sexual; some scary moments.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Happy Feet is an appealing animated film with catchy music and largely positive messages alongside some suggestive content. There's sexy talk and suggestive behavior throughout, which the movie justifies through the plotline of penguins seeking mates. Much of this will likely go over most kids' heads, but it could lead to some uncomfortable moments. The movie also deals with environmental themes related to humans intruding on natural habitats but avoids the heavy-duty questions of how to solve the problem. Some of the chase sequences and elephant seal scenes might be scary for younger kids. Also, stereotyping comes into play: Latin-coded penguins are caricatured as party-loving animals, and a penguin coded as Black comes across as an oversexed, fundamentalist preacher. Still, the movie's messages of integrity, social acceptance, and embracing your own uniqueness shine through.
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- Genre:Comedy, Family
- Release Date:November 17, 2006
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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