Sunday, 27 November 2011

Happy Feet Review (Updated)











Happy Feet


Release Date: 26th December 2006 - Australia


Production Companies
Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
Village Roadshow Pictures (in
association with)
Kennedy Miller Productions
Animal Logic (in association with)
Kingdom Feature Productions

Distribution
Roadshow Distribution



Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 106 minutes


Budget: $100,000,000

Box Office Gross: $384,335,608
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Emperor penguins are born to
sing. All except young Mumble,
who was born to dance...tap 
dance. Such un-penguin-like
behavior eventually gets
Mumble kicked out of Emperor
Land and into the big, cold
world. Joined by his Adelie
Amigos and an all-knowing
Rockhopper penguin named
Lovelace. Mumble embarks on
an epic journey and ultimately
proves that by being true to
yourself, you can make all the
difference in the world!


Voice Cast
Elijah Wood - Mumble
Brittanny Murphy - Gloria
Hugh Jackman - Memphis
Nicole Kidman - Norma Jean
Hugo Weaving - Noah the Elder
Robin Williams - Ramon & Lovelace
Carlos Alazraqui - Nestor
Steve Irwin - Trev
Lombardo Boyar - Raul
Jeffrey Garcia - Rinaldo
Johnny A. Sanchez - Lombardo
Miriam Margoyles - Mrs. Astrakhan
Fat Joe - Seymour
Elizabeth Daily - Baby Mumble
Alyssa Safer - Baby Gloria
Anthony LaPagia - Boss Skua

Crew
Writer/Producer/Director - George Miller
Writers/Co-Producers/Co-Directors -
Warren Coleman & Judy Morris
Writer - John Collee
Producers - Bill Miller & Doug Mitchell
Production Designer - Mark Sexton
Camera Director - David Peers
Motion Capture Supervisor - Greg Allen
Choreographer - Kelley Abbey
Choreographer: Mumble - Savion Glover
Additional Effects/Digital Supervisor - Brett Feeney
Film Editors - Christian Gazal &
Margaret Sixel
Music - John Powell


Awards

2007 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature - George Miller (Won)


Review
HAPPY FEET was a great family movie that has excellent cover songs and is charming, funny and sad for everyone including penguin-lovers. It has a passionate story-line that is a bit like FOOTLOOSE but sends an environmental message about overfishing and the damage it is causing to the species of fish in the Antarctic. Its factors that I praise include the motion-capture animation that brought the tap-dancing penguins to life as well as the direction by George Miller and the voice cast of Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, the late Brittany Murphy and Robin Williams. It changed the animation of Australia and was the last movie for Steve Irwin (you known him as the Aussie icon "The Crocodile Hunter") who died before it got released.

If you have seen the first one, you'll might find that it's sequel HAPPY FEET TWO (click here) isn't exactly as good than the original.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

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