Latest News on Happy Feet

December 8, 2009

Wood and Williams Still Have Happy Feet Opens in new window

Good news for sticklers of continuity in animated sequels: Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are in talks to reprise their "Happy Feet" roles in the franchise's upcoming second chapter. More...

August 24, 2009

Robin Williams Talks Happy Feet 2 Opens in new window

Robin Williams has confirmed that George Miller's "Happy Feet 2" is officially a go -- and discussed which characters he'll play when voice recording begins in January. More...

May 7, 2009

Warners Plots Harold and Kumar, Happy Feet Sequels Opens in new window

Warner Bros. has announced a pair of very different features in development: "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" and the tentatively titled "Happy Feet 2 in 3-D." More...

November 17, 2008

George Miller Has More Happy Feet Opens in new window

Thanks in part to an Australian tax incentive program, director George Miller has a fancy new digital production facility -- and "Happy Feet 2" is at the top of its to-do list. More...

August 14, 2008

George Miller Catches Sequel Fever; in Pre-Production on JLA? Opens in new window

The gang at /Film has been doing some digging, and although it's all just speculation at this point, signs are pointing to George Miller being in various stages of production on Happy Feet 2, Babe 3, Mad Max 4, and...Justice League of America. More...

March 18, 2008

George Miller Vows to End Crappy Film-to-Game Ports Opens in new window

For almost as long as videogames have existed, filmmakers have been trying to bring them successfully to theaters -- and failing. George Miller, however, aims to change all that. More...

December 13, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: I Am Legend Set For Explosive Opening Opens in new window

A wave of new product hits the marketplace at a time when exciting films are desperately needed to end the current box office funk. The science fiction thriller I Am Legend leads the way but will be joined by the family comedy Alvin and the Chipmunks and the romantic comedy The Perfect Holiday. More...

December 6, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Golden Compass Sets Course For #1 Debut Opens in new window

New Line hopes to breathe some life into the North American box office with the launch of its pricey adventure film The Golden Compass which stands as the frame's only new wide release. Directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy), the PG-13 film aims to capture a large crowd including the family audience and fans of sci-fi and fantasy. More...

November 29, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Mr. Skywalker and Ms. Storm in New Thriller Opens in new window

Only one new film ventures into wide release. Studios typically avoid opening worthwhile pics during the weekend after the Thanksgiving frame since moviegoing subsides and holiday shopping becomes a bigger national priority. Overall ticket sales tumble by 40-50% from the previous frame and holdovers usually lead the way. More...

November 21, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Enchanted Leads Packed Holiday Weekend Opens in new window

This weekend For the first time this decade, a new release seems set to take over the number one spot during the busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the North American box office. Studios are cramming a six-pack of new titles into multiplexes nationwide hoping the recent famine in the marketplace will be replaced by a feast. More...

November 15, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Beowulf Set To Conquer Multiplexes Opens in new window

One animated film will bump another from the number one spot at the North American box office. But the new warrior Beowulf is no B movie but an A-list production from an Oscar-winning director offering action audiences something new. Also opening this weekend but likely to see more modest grosses are the family pic Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and the romantic drama Love in the Time of Cholera. More...

November 1, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Bees and Gangsters Slug It Out For #1 Spot Opens in new window

Following a sluggish fall season, November kicks off with a bang this weekend with two high profile films both reaching for the number one spot while appealing to vastly different audiences. More...

August 2, 2007

Happy Feet Director To Helm Justice League of America? Opens in new window

Warner Bros.' latest potential franchise-in-waiting, Justice League of America, continues to sprint past production hurdles with Flash-like speed. Just over a month after JLA screenwriters Kieran and Michele Mulroney turned in their script, rumors of a director are making the rounds -- and this rumor's intriguing, to say the very least. More...

June 7, 2007

Box Office Guru Preview: Lucky "13" Hopes for Full Houses Opens in new window

The stars come marching out to do battle with the pirates for the number one spot this weekend. More...

May 11, 2007

The Weekly Ketchup: "Spider-Man 4" Villain Talk, George Lucas Smack Talk, "Hulk" Girlfriend Talk, And More! Opens in new window

In this week's Ketchup, talk has already focused on what villains may appear in the next "Spider-Man" flick, George Lucas takes a swipe at "Spider-Man 3" but dishes little on his own work, and "The Hulk" gets not only a new male lead, but a replacement girlfriend for the sequel. More...

February 22, 2007

Oscar Night Approaches; Who Will Win? Our Predictions Inside! Opens in new window

There's two ways to predict the Oscars: (1) dissect the awards buzz, attempting to get a feel for the fickle machinations of the Academy voter. Or (2) use your powers of geek math to crunch box office numbers and awards statistics for some cold, hard facts. With both methods in full swing, here?s a rundown of the Internet's major Oscar predictions. More...

February 11, 2007

BAFTA 2007 Winners Announced Opens in new window

The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2007 took place tonight at the Royal Opera House in London's trendy Covent Garden and Rotten Tomatoes UK were there to sip champagne and do our very best to stay sober enough to report back to you. And it was a ceremony full of surprises; an open field outside of Best Actor and Actress (which went to Forest Whitaker for Last King of Scotland and Helen Mirren for The Queen respectively) with no one film winning more than three awards. More...

January 26, 2007

Director Miller Wants More Penguins, "Mad Max 4" Without Mel Gibson Opens in new window

If you've got a thing for dancing penguins, you'll be happy to hear that ComingSoon.net is reporting -- via the AAP -- that "Happy Feet" co-writer, director, and producer George Miller is seriously contemplating a sequel to the CGI-animated hit. More...

January 15, 2007

The Golden Globes Are Here, And They're Spectacular...Wins for Mirren, Whitaker, "Dreamgirls" and "Babel" Opens in new window

Sound the alarms! Tonight's telecast (8pm EST) of the 64th Annual Golden Globes Awards signaled the real start of Oscar mania, so check out our list of winners...and weigh in with your own two cents on who won, who should've won, and who definitely should not have worn what. RESULTS IN NOW!! More...

January 4, 2007

Overall Box Office Up More Than 3% from 2005 Opens in new window

Total domestic box office showed a 3.4% climb in 2006, thanks mainly to semi-expensive profit-turners like "Talladega Nights," "The Break-Up," and "The Devil Wears Prada." And boy oh boy did Sony have a good year! More...

January 4, 2007

Pixar's "Ratatouille" Scampers Beneath Summer ?07 Tentpoles Opens in new window

Disney?s release of Pixar?s latest, "Ratatouille," is under some scrutiny following the solid-but-not-stellar performance of last summer?s "Cars." More...

December 26, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: "Museum" Opens at #1 on Christmas Weekend Opens in new window

Ben Stiller ruled Christmas weekend for the second time in two years with his new effects-driven comedy "Night at the Museum" which opened at number one with an estimated $30.8M, according to figures released by Fox. More...

December 18, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Moviegoers Get Jiggy with "Happyness" Opens in new window

Box office heavyweight Will Smith scored his sixth consecutive number one opening this weekend with his new rags-to-riches drama "The Pursuit of Happyness" which raced past two new kid movies to claim the top spot. More...

December 14, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Dragons and Webs Duke It Out at Theaters Opens in new window

Hollywood studios try to inject some juice into the North American box office this weekend by unleashing three big new releases aimed at getting people back into the habit of going to the movies. More...

December 14, 2006

"Babel," "Departed," And A Few Surprises Lead Golden Globes Nominations Opens in new window

"Babel"'s back in the game as this year's Golden Globes nominations were announced, including many expected Oscar pics -- and a few smaller surprises. More...

December 13, 2006

George Miller Mentions "Babe 3" and "Mad Max 4" Opens in new window

Eclectic Australian moviemaker George Miller recently sat down during a "Happy Feet" junket tour and dropped just a few new hints about the long-discussed "Mad Max: Fury Road" project. And the he mentioned the possibility of a second "Babe" sequel! More...

December 12, 2006

2006 NYFCO Awards Announced! Opens in new window

It's that time of year again: Right before the fancy awards are doled out, all the different critics' groups chime in with their favorite flicks of the year. Here we have the picks from the New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) for your perusal. More...

December 7, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Mel, Cameron, & Leo Battle For #1 Spot Opens in new window

A wave of new releases hits the multilplexes on Friday as the North American box office looks to bounce back after a slugglish weekend and get the final month of the year started with a bang. More...

December 4, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Penguins and Bond Still Rule Multiplexes Opens in new window

Three new releases failed to make much of an impression on North American moviegoers this weekend as the top films at the box office remained the same. More...

November 30, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: "Nativity" Leads Trio of New Releases Opens in new window

The post-turkey blues will kick in as the North American box office should slump this weekend following a busy Thanksgiving holiday frame. More...

November 27, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Penguins March to #1 Again Over Thanksgiving Weekend Opens in new window

Movie fans feasted on tasty leftovers over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend as the top two films atop the charts remained unchanged from last week. The penguin toon Happy Feet held onto the number one spot while the James Bond actioner Casino Royale followed in second place once again. More...

November 19, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Penguins Edge Out Bond For #1 Spot Opens in new window

In what was a very close race for box office supremacy, the dancing penguin cartoon Happy Feet narrowly edged out a strong debut for the new James Bond actioner Casino Royale for the number one spot in North America this weekend. More...

November 16, 2006

Box Office Guru Preview: Toon and Bond Battle for #1 Spot Opens in new window

It's a box office battle royale at the multiplexes this weekend as two guys in penguin suits fight over the number one spot with their new releases. More...

November 16, 2006

Critical Consensus: "Casino Royale" Fresh, Certified Fresh; "Happy Feet" Shows Fancy Footwork; Guess The Tomatometer for "Prison" Opens in new window

This week at the movies prompts several questions. Will the latest Bond movie ("Casino Royale," starring Daniel Craig) leave pundits shaken and stirred? Can penguins learn to dance ("Happy Feet," featuring voice work by Elijah Wood, Nicole Kidman, and Robin Williams)? And can prison be fun ("Let's Go to Prison," starring Dax Shepard)? Find out what the critics have to say! More...

November 12, 2006

Box Office Wrapup: Sexytime for "Borat" Once Again! Opens in new window

There was no stopping the Kazakh sensation Borat which expanded nationally this weekend after a stunning debut and remained at the top of the North American box office once again. More...

October 11, 2006

"Harry Potter" Teaser Trailer To Precede "Happy Feet" Nov. 17 Opens in new window

The teaser trailer for "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will hit theaters Nov. 17, Warner Bros. says. The trailer will precede the family comedy "Happy Feet." More...

September 22, 2006

"Shrek 3" and "Happy Feet" Promo Clips Are "Stunning" Opens in new window

Two of the more eagerly anticipated animated films right now are George Miller's "Happy Feet" and, of course, DreamWorks' "Shrek the Third." A pair of separate reports have popped up recently, so we thought it'd make sense to share some of the "promo clip reviews." (Silly, I know, but we do what we can until the goods are made public.) More...

September 6, 2006

Warner Brothers Cancels 3D "Happy Feet" Opens in new window

It was reported today that Warner Brothers has canned their 3D IMAX version of the tap-dancing penguin animated comedy "Happy Feet" for unknown reasons. IMAX Corporation had announced last October that the 3D version of the film would be released, however that is no longer the case. A 2D IMAX version of the film will still be released, but Warner Brothers has cancelled the 3D version. More...

July 11, 2006

The Comic-Con is Coming! Opens in new window

I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why... More...

June 21, 2006

Brittany Murphy to Give "Tinker Bell" Her Voice Opens in new window

Now that they've made direct-to-video sequels from allllll their classic features, the Disney gang will finally give a voice to a character who's remained mute for over 50 years -- but at least they got a solid gal for the gig: Brittany Murphy will be providing the pipes in "Tinker Bell," Disney's new animated feature that should hit theaters in Fall of 2007. More...

April 27, 2006

Doubts About Doubtfire 2 Opens in new window

There's no denying that raucous Robin Williams has himself a pretty full plate these days, professionally. He's got "RV" coming out this weekend, "The Night Listener," "Night at the Museum," and "Happy Feet" later this year, and a whole bunch of projects on the back burner. But don't expect to be seeing a "Mrs. Doubtfire 2" any time soon. More...

April 17, 2006

Wild Williams Discusses Batman and New Flicks Opens in new window

Kellvin Chavez of Latino Review had an entertaining sit-down with the maniacal Robin Williams, and the clearly insane comedian dropped some news regarding his upcoming flicks: RV, Happy Feet, The Night Listener, and Night at the Museum. Plus he answers the question of if he'd like to play The Joker in Batman Begins 2. More...

November 18, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: Happy Feet Opens in new window

Hot on the heels of "March of the Penguins" comes "Happy Feet," a penguin-laden CG comedy from WB that waddles into theaters next November. Check out the early teaser trailer right here at Rotten Tomatoes. More...

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