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Happy Feet

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Happy Feet: Warner Bros.

Happy Feet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
105 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/17/06
performer:
Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams
director:
George Miller
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Warren Coleman, John Collee, George Miller, Judy Morris
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B

Why was Mumble the emperor penguin (Elijah Wood) born to tap-dance rather than sing like the rest of his ilk in Happy Feet, a moderately adorable, musically wacky, ecologically activist CG family comedy from George Miller, the guy who made Babe? Because Mumble is, you know, different but special in a March of the Penguins kind of way. Why was Robin Williams hired to voice two ethnic-accented fellow birds? Because once he kibitzed as a genie in Aladdin, and now, alas, he can?t be stuffed back into the freaking lamp.