In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap... more » dancing. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria (BRITTANY MURPHY), happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins - the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (ROBIN WILLIAMS), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru (also voiced by ROBIN WILLIAMS), a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.« less
Elizabeth B. (IdoraLiz) from STRUTHERS, OH Reviewed on 7/16/2013...
We really liked this fun movie! The music and animation are terrific! The storyline was great! A real family movie!
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Amanda D. (sophiesperspective) Reviewed on 2/13/2013...
Happy Feet has a great line up for the characters voices. And the movies not that bad either, if you can get past the humans-destroy-the-environment, animals-are-harmless, we're-killing-animals-in-Antarctica stuff, plus the conclusion of the movie is pretty obvious from shortly into the film. All of that aside, however, it's a "touching story about a young penguin who doesn't fit in and learns to fight the odds to end up being somebody important." I should really cut out the sarcasm. It wasn't a bad movie. Honest. It just wasn't my favorite movie. Oh, and there are some pretty obvious jabs at Christianity too that annoyed me. Did I enjoy watching it? More or less, yes. Do I want to see it again? Not anytime soon, but I'm sure one day I'll be in the right mood to see it again. It wasn't a bad movie, and the animation was pretty good. The little Mexican penguins were hilarious.
Tammy K. from WHITLEY CITY, KY Reviewed on 12/15/2010...
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Glenda L. (GammaGee4) from CALDWELL, ID Reviewed on 1/1/2010...
This movie is great for all ages. It has a family atmosphere to it and many different moral issues used in it to show that really as the years go by there are many families that stick to some of the old fashioned morals. I give this an A+. My child from 2+ to even my husband and myself like it.
4 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
KAT O. Reviewed on 12/29/2009...
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! GREAT SINGING BY HUGH JACKMAN AND BRITTANY MURPHY(MAY SHE REST IN PEACE)
Natalie H. from ATLANTA, GA Reviewed on 11/17/2009...
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Mark E. from DOTHAN, AL Reviewed on 3/30/2009...
what starts out to with the potential to be a great animated comedy quickly degenerates into a eco propaganda film.
3 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Janet P. from PRESCOTT VLY, AZ Reviewed on 9/13/2008...
Although this is an animated feature, in my opinion the story line is highly advanced for young children. The sexual conatations in this film under the quise of a childrens film are too much and out of line. Parents should preview before showing to children if such things are a parental concern to you.
2 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
It's PG for a reason people
N. Williams | 03/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, seriously why are people consistently saying they're surprised Happy Feet is not for very young kids when the movie is clearly rated "PG"?? Don't blame the movie for some of the sexy songs (which I thought were very funny and well done) when they warned you upfront with a big "PG" label. Take some responsibility and do a little research before not hiring a babysitter for the night. :-)
I didn't find the environmental message to be over the top either but the movie is definitely two parts-- part 1 being about learning tolerance and cute penguins and part 2 about taking care of your environment and semi-stupid humans.
But overall they did blend the two parts well and I laughed out loud so many times I had to buy this movie as soon as it came out."
Happy Feet ROCKS!
MilitantMike | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 38 year old man, and all I have to say is that this movie spoke to me. Warner brothers is likely to get my money at least a couple more times before it leaves the theater and then again when it comes to DVD. I'm not going to expose plot points or anything like that you can read other reviews for that stuff. I'm more putting this here for the folks that are reading their own ideas into what they saw when they saw this movie. if your looking for certain things and then interpret those things a certain way, you're going to find them, good and bad. there's nothing wrong with and environmental message. we as humans are the top of the food chain, so to speak, but we sure don't act that way most of time. it is our responsibility to conserve, save and share this planet, be it with penguins or otherwise. we share this earth with a million other beautiful creatures. it's not just ours, it's theirs too, they live here too, they're not alien beings taking up our space, they were put here same as you and me, earthlings. as far as folks reading in religious, racial, sexual etc., stereotypes and otherwise, go ahead and check any of the latest pixar(no knock to pixar, just an example) and you'll find the same. as far it not all being for kids, go ahead and check out some old tom and jerry, there's about 20 times more violence in one 3 minute cartoon than in Happy Feet. Yes there are some scary moments but that's where the movie gives you a dose of reality as any one of you who have seen march of the penguins knows. If you think they're (WB) going to let a silly thing getting eaten get in the way of our hero saving the day, then you might as well walk out. Sure there are few sad moments too, but any of you seen Bambi and Finding Nemo? Hey man I'm a big cry baby myself. the biggest message I found in Happy Feet was that there's nothing wrong with being different and pursuing your own thing, that one thing just might end up saving the world one day, maybe not the whole world, but maybe your world. That's another cool thing about this movie, in spite of all the hard times Mumble is handed for being different, he doesn't back down for a second, misfit or not, he stays true to what he feels inside, if that's not being cool, then I don't know what is. So for all of you knocking this great movie with a great message, let's just calm down a bit and take it for what it is, some great family entertainment. if you take your kids and choose to explain certain items about the movie a certain way, that's on you, not Warner brothers. remember, if you look for bad, you're going to find bad. I find most movies to be up for ones own interpretation anyway and not all are going to walk away with the same experience. if you must go ahead and ask the folks at WB if they were actually tryting to get a certain point across that you found objectionable about Happy Feet. The music is great, the dancing is great, and the baby penguins couldn't more adorable. HAPPY FEET ROCKS!"
Great movie that looks amazing in HD!
B. Caulk | Wisconsin, USA | 03/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, this is simply a great movie. The narrative is brought to life with humor, action, important life lessons, and conservational commentary. The voice actors all give 5-star performances and the animation is incredible.
But, this being the Blu-ray disc, I'm going to focus on the picture and sound.
The animation by itself is simply breath-taking; easily one of, if not the best looking CGI feature to date. But in HD, it's brought to life even further. Every feather on the penguins is apparent, every flake of snow falling through the air and I'd almost go so far as to say every molecule of water! This is the best looking animated feature you can get on Blu-ray now. It's definitely the show-off piece when people ask "How much better does HD look?". The leopard seal was particularly mind-blowing to me.
Another hook is the sound. While I wouldn't say this is the best sounding movie on Blu-ray, it definitely puts sound to good use and ranks pretty high. All five channels are used when appropriate, but Happy Feet does not utilize them as much as other films. Still, crank up the sound and the action scenes will blow you away.
All in all, this is an excellent movie made even better on Blu-ray. At this time, this is the Blu-ray disc to own for giving people lessons about HD."
R. Gawlitta | Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA | 04/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the DVD, sight-unseen, and am not disappointed. I take issue with many of the previous reviewers, in many ways. Peril seems to be an issue, but lessons are learned from those in peril; anyone remember "Pinocchio" or "Peter Pan" or "Bambi"? Also, Robin Williams gave some ethnic impressions (very well, I thought, and entertaining). This was necessary because the "Hispanic" penguins were of another tribe. What's the fuss? My problem was that it started out too slow, too much time setting the scene. Once it got going, I had no problem keeping up. Narrow minded people have forgotten that ethnic characters have been a part of cartoon history, so why complain now (anyone remember Babba-Looie, or the speech impediment of Elmer Fudd?). Lighten up, for God's sake. I liked "Cars", too, only because I hit the old Route 66 and was dismayed. Both are good films."
Andre Villemaire | Canada | 03/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, this movie may be appreciate by kids, but its really made for big kids, which will understand and appreciate it more. Great music, great characters will entertain you with this eye candy of a movie. I did'nt know what to expect, and viewing it at 23:00 it had to be good. By the time the movie ended, i could'nt go to bed...cause my feet were dancing."