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Happy Feet [Blu-ray] [2006] [Region Free] (Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

David Peers    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: David Peers
  • Producers: John Powell, Bill Miller, George Miller
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Oct 2007
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000W668I0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,349 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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For anyone who thought the Oscar-winning documentary March of the Penguins was the most marvelous cinematic moment for these nomads of the south, you haven't seen nothing yet. Here's an animated wonder about a penguin named Mumble who can't sing, but can dance up a storm. George Miller, the driving force behind the Babe (and Mad Max) movies, takes another creative step in family entertainment with this big, beautiful, music-fueled film that will have kids and their parents dancing in the streets. From his first moment alive, Mumble (voiced by Elijah Woods) feels the beat and can't stop dancing. Unfortunatly, emperor penguins are all about finding their own heart song, and dancing youngster--as cute as he is--is a misfit. Luckily, he bumps into little blue penguins, a Spanish-infused group (led by Robin Williams) and begins a series of adventures. Miller has an exceptional variety of entertainment, Busby Berkley musical numbers, amusement park thrills, exciting chase sequences (seals and orca lovers might like think otherwise), and even an environmental message that doesn't weigh you down. Best of all, you don't know where the movie is going in the last act, a rare occurrence these days in family entertainment. A fusion of rock songs, mashed up and otherwise are featured; this movie is as much a musical as a comedy. Mumble's solo dance to a new version of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish" by Fantasia, Patti and Yolanda may be the most joyful moment on camera in 2006. --Doug Thomas

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Animated comedy featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Brittany Murphy. Emperor penguins have lived for centuries with one simple goal in life: to find their soulmates through their own unique heart song. Mumble (Elijah Wood), son of Memphis (Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman), is the worst singer in the world but he is a brilliant tap dancer. Unfortunately in Antarctica his toe-tapping talent is deemed peculiar and poor Mumble is branded an outcast by the Emperor Elders and is even accused of causing the mysterious fish famine which is gripping the penguin community and threatening their way of life. Mumble decides to leave his family and goes on a journey to determine the real cause of the fish famine so he can prove his innocence. All adrift in a lonely hostile world, he meets The Amigos, a wise-cracking comedy crew of Latino Adelie penguins led by Ramon (Williams), who think Mumble's smooth dance moves are 'accidentally cool' and a great way to impress the chicas. The Amigos help him realise the importance of being true to oneself and that being unique is a good thing. Mumble uses courage, determination and, of course, his 'happy feet' to discover the truth, save Emperor Land and win the heart of his soulmate, Gloria (Murphy).

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Feet - a fantastic film. 2 Dec 2006
Format:DVD
Me and my family's four big and four small happy feet have just returned from the cinema, where the feet's owners had a rare treat. This is a fantastic film! Warner Bros and all concerned should be proud of their achievement. Not only is the movie cute, it has a great sound track, is full of infectious fun, is breathtaking to look at, and is suitable for all age groups. It appeals on multiple levels, having both the obvious storyline plus lots of others too, for example about the wrongness of religious bigotry, about being rejected but finding purpose and carrying on, and about real love. It also has a strong eco-message which will register in young minds and hopefully help shape a better tomorrow for the planet.

So, take spectacle, epic scale, thrills, brilliant charactarisation, amazing voice talents, a laugh a minute and incredible feel-good - what do you get? Not just a good film, a Great film!

Everyone should see it, and it should be compulsory for 8 to 14 year olds.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little toe-tapping delight!!! 17 Dec 2006
By Mr. M
Format:DVD
Happy Feet has to be the best animation film I've seen in ages!!! The animation and detail is excellent and the songs are great.

When a father-to-be penguin accidently drops his egg, his child turns out to be different. He tap dances instead of singing. The other don't like this so they get rid of him. Whilst Mumble is not with the others, he goes in search for what is taking their fish along with his new buddies.

The voices add more emotion to this movie, and the music is also fantastic!!!

At the beginning, when Mumble was a little kid, he was soo cute and I actually believed that he was a real penguin!!! The killer whales also look realistic which makes it even more brilliant!!!

Overall ,Happy Feet is a delight to watch and you should see it as soon as you can as it is FANTASTIC!!!!
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
A film about dancing and singing penguins who find their soul mate through their heart song and a penguin is born who can't sing but can half tap dance. It's probably the most simple yet fantastic plot line a writer could think of. So did the film have the factors to match up? Of course it did but it suprises you as the film wasn't what I was expecting , however it exceeded my expectations and made perhaps one of the best films of the year.

Voice-overs can sometimes be hard to crack with Chicken Little mastering that but failing in nearly all other factors, Valiant was a classic case of wrong voice-overs with Ewan McGregor doing an awful job of the bird himself. Luckily Happy feet doesnt go down this street with all the voice-overs suiting their character emmensely well and suprise you as some can sing well, the only perhaps weak link is Nicole Kidman as Norma Jean, Mumbles's mum.

The animation visuals in this film are dazzling, managing to cross animation and live visuals well without making it seem green screen, Happy Feet makes Cars look like Who Framed Roger Rabbit. The feathers seem to have every detail done with ultimate care, every detail on the penguins and the antarctic paradise are brilliant and theres hardly a fault on any of them.

The biggest winner of the film is the message that Happy Feet sends out, showing the penguins in peril due to global warming, antarctic fishing and littering send you that guilty feeling shivering down your spine, never before has an animation film sent out such a sophisticated message whilst still delighting children and adults alike. Nowadays animation films that have that unique element are worth every penny of your money and Happy feet is simply nothing you will ever see in your life.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Me and my 6y old daughter we saw this movie seven times at the cinema (including three times in its Polish version) and we were both terribly impressed. Even as an adult I must say that I felt in love with "Happy Feet" - the stunning image quality, the great story, the impressive music, the very intelligent dialogues, the humour and the message of course.

In fact this movie has a double message - the "green" one (have some pity for our planet) and also the one about accepting handicapped members of community. Very early you will see that the main hero is handicapped (according to penguin standards in this movie) and his problem can not be solved. Ever. So he has to live with it as has the whole colony.

There is more - there are elements about the difficulty of communication between civilisations and the hard choices that face the established religion (yes, there is a penguin religion in this movie) in the time of a cataclysm. A great thing in this movie is that it avoids creating villains in the penguin society - even the most antipatic and usufferable characters have their story and their point. In fact the only villains are predators who eat penguins - skuas, orcas and especially the sea leopard, one of the most impressive (and scariest) creatures I ever saw in a kids movie. The scene with the sea leopard is actually the only one which can really scare the youngest kids.

This is a terrific movie, in which every scene is perfect - nothing can be cut or added without spoiling it. I absolutely do not agree that the second part is worse, in fact I believe it is one of the most emotional and impressive moments of the cinema and not only children cinema.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars hours of giggles
great enjoyment for the whole family so glad i bought it
it was the price that convinced me to get it
its given my family alot of entertainment
Published 9 days ago by suzanne day
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Happy Feet' - but restless bottoms!
The whole family loves this film. It's a great story, but running for nearly 2 hours, it's perhaps rather long to keep the younger members entertained right through to the end.
Published 26 days ago by Aspley Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!!!!!!
Bought for my grandchildren and they loved it, great for the whole family to beable to watch a film together. Would recommend this dvd.
Published 1 month ago by EJ
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD'S
My grandsons loved all of them especially ET as to a 8 & 5 year old it was a new film!
Published 1 month ago by Wendy Cripps
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Feet
I love it as I love penguins. This is a DVD that one can watch at any time with anybody. Hurrah!
Published 1 month ago by ARD
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Feet
Its loved by the kids - penguins always popular and a cute film as well so certainly worth the rating especially as the price was reasonable.
Published 1 month ago by Landboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Daughter liked it. She just needed a copy for her libary and she got one. A very happy child indeed
Published 2 months ago by ShortyHanson
5.0 out of 5 stars My elderly neighbour loves this
I bought this for my elderly neighbour who is house-bound .She loves her cartoons and really enjoys watching this-it brightens up her day!
Published 3 months ago by Mrs C M Tremlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Feet
A lovely film watched in sections by younger children but good watching for an adult too. Not yet seen Happy Feet 2
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Christine Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love this film. Great music & a great story and it came with a cuddly Mumble too, what more could you ask for. Read more
Published 3 months ago by JC
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