ABC Film Challenge – Oscar Nominations – H – Happy Feet (2006) Movie Review

Director: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris

Writer: George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman (Screenplay)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving

Plot: 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!


Tagline – WARNING: May Cause Toe-Tapping.

Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Happy Feet starts when baby Emperor Penguin Mumble comes into the world with the talent of his father Memphis and the rest of the flock, the ability to sing, but he can dance.

Once he starts coming of age, he finds himself learning about other penguins in the world, ones that know of the dangers the world could bring, as the fish supply starts to dry up. Mumble will look to prove himself to the flock by going in search of answers, along with his new friends Ramon, Nestor, Raul, Rinaldo and Lombardo.

Thoughts on Happy Feet

ThoughtsHappy Feet is an animated musical adventure movie that will follow a young Emperor Penguin that doesn’t fit in his flock, that will look to find himself and solve the problems they have been facing, a risk no other penguin is willing to take. This is a film with plenty of bigger deeper messages, from the typical needing to find yourself one, to the climate change one and the taking food supplies from animals. All of them feel like they are well before their time. This mixture together brings us a truly entertaining animated movie that will help guide people in the right direction, in understand that there is so much more to the world than the small little world we surround ourselves with.

Final Thoughts Happy Feet is a delightful animated movie with deep message in every scene.

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