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

George Miller    Universal, suitable for all   Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: George Miller
  • Producers: George Miller, Bill Miller, Doug Mitchell
  • 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000W668I0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,181 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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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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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 --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You'll either love this or hate it 3 April 2009
Format:DVD
Our hero can't sing, but he can dance. That's a bit of a problem when singing is so important to penguins.

There is no middle ground with this movie. You'll either sit there looking at your watch with a finger twitching for the fast forward button on the remote, or you'll be entranced. The group you'll fall into I think depends on your view of modern computer-generated animated movies. If you love the standard format of cute animals all being voiced by star names with a strong plot and jokes coming thick and fast that are pitched at various levels so that the whole family can enjoy, then you probably won't like this. If on the other hand you've grown bored of that style of animated feature and would like something different, then you might appreciate this, as it sure is different.

The story line involving singing penguins is bizarre, and even though it amounts in the end to the old storyline about how being different doesn't mean you should be ostracised, that story is very slight. It really is just a platform to stick in various singing and dancing sequences, in much the same way as the old musicals did. Then there's the humour, or lack of it. There's almost no jokes in the first hour, and that's not just that the jokes fall flat, it's that there's nothing there that's supposed to be funny. And then when the ecological message arrives 2/3rds of the way through the film, it's done without even an attempt to be subtle or to integrate itself into the storyline.

So, you'll take a risk if you try this film, but as it's not a bad film and clearly the people behind it cared about what they were trying to do, even if it turns out to be not to your taste, you'll still probably think the effort of watching it the once was worthwhile.
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19 of 21 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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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By Darth Maciek 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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