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Happy Feet (2006)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe.

Movie Info

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Directed by Babe mastermind George Miller, Happy Feet tells the tale of one penguin's quest for love, and features an all-star cast of vocal talent that includes Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Brittany Murphy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for some mild peril and rude humor)
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: George Miller, John Collee, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 27, 2007
Box Office: $197.9M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Robin Williams
as Ramón/Lovelace
Hugh Jackman
as Memphis
Nicole Kidman
as Norma Jean
Miriam Margolyes
as Mrs. Astrakhan
E.G. Daily
as Baby Mumble
Magda Szubanski
as Miss Viola
Fat Joe
as Seymour
Cesar Flores
as Baby Seymour
Alyssa Shafer
as Baby Gloria
Danny Mann
as Dino/Zoo Penguin
Lee Perry
as Elder/Zoo Penguin
Giselle Loren
as Adélie Chica
Michelle Arthur
as Adélie Chica
Denise Blasor
as Adélie Chica
Roger Rose
as Leopard Seal
Rachel York
as Other Voices
Efrain Figueroa
as Other Voices
Kelley Abbey
as Motion Capture Princ...
Diane Michelle
as Other Voices
Savion Glover
as Motion Capture Princ...
Mari Weiss
as Other Voices
Matt Lee
as Motion Capture Princ...
Arif S. Kinchen
as Other Voices
Leanne Cherny
as Motion Capture Princ...
Aldis Hodge
as Other Voices
Khamani Griffin
as Other Voices
Penny Martin
as Motion Capture Princ...
Kate Wormald
as Motion Capture Princ...
Sonje Fortag
as Other Voices
Caroline Kaspar
as Motion Capture Princ...
Django Craig
as Other Voices
Wayne Scott Kermond
as Motion Capture Princ...
Khadijah
as Other Voices
Renae Berry
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Chris Edgerly
as Other Voices
Kane Bonke
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Christian Pikes
as Other Voices
Rohan Browne
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Spencer Lacey Ganus
as Other Voices
Jason Coleman
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Amy Delves
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Fisher Keene
as Other Voices
Shannon Greensill
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Michael Krepack
as Other Voices
Jaclyn Hanson
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Libby Lynch
as Other Voices
Keith Hawley
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Ryan Munck
as Other Voices
Shannon Holtzapffel
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Steve Pinto
as Other Voices
Michelle Hopper
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Zoe Raye
as Other Voices
Leah Howard
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Noreen Reardon
as Other Voices
Camilla Jakimowicz
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Eliana Reyes
as Other Voices
Simon Lind
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Nicole Richmond
as Other Voices
Tracie Morley
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Aimee Roldan
as Other Voices
Amy Petsalis
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Alyssa Julya Smith
as Other Voices
Troy Phillips
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Chris Pickard
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Danielle Playel
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Dianne Rakebrandt
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Jesse Rasmussen
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Kristen Rogers
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Troy Rowley
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Adam Scown
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Annie Semler
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Ben Veitch
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Nathan Wright
as Motion Capture Perfo...
Charlotte Gillman
as Live Action Cast
Warren Coleman
as Live Action Cast
Felix Williamson
as Live Action Cast
Carly Andrews
as Live Action Cast
Cassandra Swaby
as Live Action Cast
Winston Cooper
as Live Action Cast
Henry Nixon
as Live Action Cast
Kelly Tracey
as Live Action Cast
Yann Le Berre
as Live Action Cast
Alan Zitner
as Live Action Cast
Dasi Ruz
as Live Action Cast
Helmut Bakaitis
as Live Action Cast
Simon Westaway
as Live Action Cast
Olivia DeLaurentis
as Other Voices
J. Grant Albrecht
as Other Voices
Logan Arens
as Other Voices
Charles Bartlett
as Other Voices
Shane Baumel
as Other Voices
T.J. Beacom
as Other Voices
Kwesi Boakye
as Other Voices
A.J. Buckley
as Other Voices
Erin Chambers
as Other Voices
Jeff Fischer
as Other Voices
Scott E. Cox
as Other Voices
Hugo Weaving
as Noah the Elder
Jeff Garcia
as Rinaldo
Belinda Bromilow
as Live Action Cast
Billy Williams
as Other Voices
Khadijah Haqq
as Other Voices
Kyndell Rose
as Other Voices
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News & Interviews for Happy Feet

Critic Reviews for Happy Feet

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (45)

You should see Happy Feet -- not only because it's stupendous, but also because it features the best dancing you'll see on the screen this year.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Awkward but graceful, derivative but daring, Happy Feet is, indeed, a flightless bird in the best and worst sense.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Director George 'Babe' Miller has pulled off a coup with this one; he's raised the benchmark to a whole new level, both visually and conceptually. Bravo.

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Ultra-cute kid flick has a few scary, emotional moments.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Parables about xenophobia, tolerance, religion and ecological responsibility are played to cuddly conclusions. Balletic underwater sequences and a jukebox-musical soundtrack spanning Chicago to Grandmaster Flash are spoonfuls of sugar for the medicine.

Full Review… | September 24, 2010
Suite101.com

George Miller's jubilant, eccentric film makes its CGI penguins vibrant, expressive, even cosmic

Full Review… | August 28, 2009
CinePassion

Audience Reviews for Happy Feet

It's an animated film that though it tries hard, it is difficult to like or enjoy it.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

Good animation about penguins. Penguins sing to attract their soul mate but Mumbles can't sing so he tap dances. Famous voices - Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

½

Happy Feet promise a lot... but don't is one of the most great animated movie.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Happy Feet Quotes

Lovelace: Go forth and multiply!
– Submitted by Stephanose A (2 years ago)
Raul: What you huggin' for?
Ramon: He told me to.
Raul: Get away.
Ramon: No, you like it!
– Submitted by Brandon M (3 years ago)
Memphis: The word triumph starts with try and ends with?
Mumble: ...Umph?
Memphis: That's right, a great big UMPH!
– Submitted by Augustine S (4 years ago)
Memphis: Whatcha doing there, boy?
Mumble: I'm happy, Pa.
Memphis: Whatcha doing with your feet?
Mumble: They're happy, too.
– Submitted by Augustine S (4 years ago)

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