Happy Feet Two (2011)

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Critic Consensus: The animation is as eye-popping as ever, but Happy Feet Two's narrative is too noisily incoherent to recapture the Oscar-winning charm of its predecessor.

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Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. -- (C) Warner Bros
Rating:
PG (for some rude humor and mild peril)
Genre:
Animation , Art House & International , Kids & Family
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Cast

Elijah Wood
as Mumble
Robin Williams
as Ramon/Lovelace
Pink
as Gloria
Hank Azaria
as The Mighty Sven
Brad Pitt
as Will the Krill
Matt Damon
as Bill the Krill
Jeff Garcia
as Rinaldo
Ava Acres
as Erik
Common
as Seymour
Magda Szubanski
as Miss Viola
Hugo Weaving
as Noah the Elder
Richard Carter
as Bryan the Beachmaster
Lee Perry
as Wayne the Challenger/Francesco/Eggberg/Leopard Seal
Jai Sloper
as Weaner Pup
Oscar Beard
as Weaner Pup
Anthony LaPaglia
as The Alpha Skua
Danny Mann
as Brokebeak
E.G. Daily
as Various Voices
Alecia Moore
as Gloria
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Critic Reviews for Happy Feet Two

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (32)

While 'Happy Feet' focused on the tap-dancing Emperor Penguin named Mumble... this one spends more time with his little son Erik... who is simply irresistible. If one agrees that penguins in general are cute, Erik ups the ante considerably.

Full Review… | December 2, 2011
indieWIRE
Top Critic

If there's a saving grace, it's the visuals, especially the beautiful scenes of orange krill. But that's about all.

Full Review… | November 29, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

For all the noise and flapping, the movie, like its heroes, remains flightless.

Full Review… | November 19, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Happy Feet was one of the greatest and most original animated films, but the sequel can't even decide what it's about for the first 40 minutes.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

We get a feeling we've seen it all before.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The gotta-move protagonist of the first animated, Antarctica-set feature -- a misfit young Emperor penguin named Mumble -- returns for the sequel. Only this time he's all grown up... and a lot less fun.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Happy Feet Two

½

The laughter from its splendid supporting cast (Williams, Pitt, Damon) hard to miss, no doubt, but Happy Feet Two lacks the magic it's Oscar-winning predecessor had all due to its inconsistent story and cheesy references. The film still produces a pulse-pound beat and sound, just not as strong as the first. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

½

They should have stuck with one...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Every step counts. Not great but not bad either. Not much different from the first. It had penguins. All kinds of penguins. They all danced around and sang a bunch of hit singles. Only this time there is the whole Global Warming undertone. In short, I wish I could love this movie. But... There's too much of too little. I need more than just cute penguins, though. I need enjoyability to go with it. And while this film isn't bad at all, I can't recommend it except only for kids. Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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