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USA: Warner Bros Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast (voices of): Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski, Steve Irwin, Miriam Margolyes, Elizabeth Daily, Johnny A Sanchez, Carlos Alazraqui, Lombardo Boyar, Jeff Garcia, Alyssa Shafer, Michael Cornacchia, David Michie
Director: George Miller
USA & UK: 108 mins
USA Rated: PG for some mild peril and rude humor
UK Certificate: U contains very mild danger
USA Release Date: 17 November 2006 (and Limited Release - IMAX theaters)
UK Release Date: 8 December 2006 (and Limited Release - IMAX cinemas)
Deep in Antarctica in the great nation of Emperor Penguins you're nobody unless you can sing. Unfortunately for Mumble (Elijah Wood) he's the worst singer in the world. Born dancing to his own tune he is very gifted instead at tap dancing! While his dad (Hugh Jackman) says it "just ain't penguin", mom's (Nicole Kidman) motherly love accepts it but both know Mumble may find true love elusive without a Heartsong. Reactions are mixed in the Emperor Penguin community. While his best friend Gloria (Brittany Murphy) who's also an exceptional singer tries to accept Mumble for who he is, Noah the elder (Hugo Weaving) their leader cast him out into the wilderness.
Now on his own he comes upon a posse of different penguins - the Adelie Amigos led by Ramon (Robin Williams) who are bowled over by Mumble's cool dance moves. Joining up with them he sets out on an epic adventure and learns that by being true to yourself you can make a difference in the world.
Directed by George Miller (BABE: PIG IN THE CITY) HAPPY FEET is set to a vibrant soundtrack from artists Prince, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Gia Farrell, Chrissie Hynde, Patti LaBelle, kd lang, Jason Mraz and Pink as well as the tap dancing talent of Savion Glover.
Moviegoers will want to tap their way to the BFI IMAX when HAPPY FEET opens. Digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (digital re-mastering) technology, HAPPY FEET: THE IMAX EXPERIENCE will debut concurrently with the nationwide 35mm release from Warner Bros Pictures.
This highly-anticipated comedy adventure is the 12th IMAX DMR film release from Warner Bros Pictures. Moviegoers will become fully immersed in the IMAX presentation with the music of Prince, The Beach Boys and other top artists filling the theatre through state-of-the-art digital surround sound. The IMAX Experience, featuring the large 15/70 film frame, combined with IMAX projection technology and remarkable sound system, provides a unique and extraordinary movie-going experience.
From the director
"We've gone to extreme lengths to make this movie as spectacular as possible and be true to the majestic landscapes of Antarctica and the penguins which inhabit them," says director George Miller "There is no better place to experience the extraordinary world we have recreated than on the massive IMAX screen with its awesome picture and sound quality. We aim to immerse the audience totally."