HAPPY FEET (2006 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Happy Feet—pure, musical genius—freshens the animation entertainment world with terrific songs, dancing, and sweetness of storyline that is hard to beat on every level. George Miller surprises with his wide range diversity. While this film is 180 degrees south of his film Mad Max, there is nothing lacking here. It is perfectly timed and well orchestrated.

Storyline

Memphis (voice of Hugh Jackman), an Emperor Penguin wins his girl, Norma Jean, by singing like Elvis Presley. They produce an egg and Norma Jean leaves Memphis with their egg to keep it warm while she goes fishing for food. Memphis accidentally drops his egg and on the morning that the eggs hatch, finds his penguin is a little different than all the others.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Directors George Miller, Warren Coleman, and Judy Morris for their directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Bruce Berman, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Ed Jones for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Nestor (voice of Carlos Alazraqui), Raul (voice of Lombardo Boyar), Rinaldo (voice of Jeffrey Garcia), Lombardo (voice of Johnny A. Sanchez), Ramon/Lovelace (voice of Robin Williams), Mumble (voice of Elijah Wood), Gloria (voice of Brittany Murphy), Memphis (voice of Hugh Jackman), Norma Jean (voice of Nicole Kidman), Noah the Elder (voice of Hugo Weaving), Baby Mumble (voice of Elizabeth Daily), Miss Viola (voice of Magda Szubanski) Mrs. Astrakhan (voice of Miriam Margolyes), and Seymour (voice of Fat Joe).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The story is beautiful.

Ben Meyers

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