animation blockbuster has finally danced its way onto DVD,
HD-DVD and Blue-Ray that is based on the days and lives of the
Emperor Penguin in Antarctica. Interestingly enough, the movie
is based on real-world of events of the lives of the Emperor
penguins and the rigid conditions they face in this dangerous
winter wonderland. With that said, before watching the movie and
to appreciate the effort the creators have put into this movie,
it would be a good idea to watch the March of the Penguins which
is a documentary on these fascinating creatures.
However for the
sake of the story, Happy Feet revolves around Mumble, a young
penguin who is born into the great nation of the Emperor
Penguins. Unfortunately for Mumble (voiced by the talented
Elijah Wood), he cannot sing and as all good penguins know, each
penguin must have a singing voice in order for their mate to
find them through the winter storms.
Mumble, he has learned how to tap dance that is frowned upon by
the council of the penguin empire. Mumble's mother Norma Jean
(Nicole Kidman) believes that her sons dancing is cute, however
Memphis, Mumble's father (played by Hugh Jackman) favours the
council and believes that this is a sacrilegious.
is different than the other Penguins, he soon befriends Gloria
(Britney Murphy) who happens to be the best singer in the empire
and when Mumble tries to incporpoate his dancing into the world
of singing, he is made an outcast by elder Noal (Hugo Weaving)
who banishes Mumble from their empire.
soon starts to unfold as he befriends a group of fairy penguins
called the Adelie Amigos with their leader Ramon (Robin
Williams) who embark upon an adventure and eventually learns his
place within the world of man and animals.
Happy Feet is a great movie that is wonderfully directed,
however the movie unfortunately looses its plot near the end of
the film with no explanations given but fortunately stumbles
onto an entertaining endings. Definitely a movie for the kids
and also those wanting a movie without all the Hollywood
violence and adult innuendos.