Just watched Happy Feet

@estherlou (5026)
United States
April 2, 2007 3:50pm CST
That was adorable! Voices include Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, and Anthony LaPaglia. A wonderful surprise...Steve Irwin was the voice for an elephant seal. In the special features section, they show another scene in which he played an albatross. Anyway, from the very first scene, I was smiling and tapping my foot. This movie is chocked full of familiar music...latino, rap, boogie woogie, Elvis, songs by Prince and Gia...music you will recognize from the 50's, 60's, & 70's boy and girl groups. Lots of wonderful dancing and singing along with the music enhances the classic story of one who doesn't fit in trying to be normal but realizing that it doesn't work for him. He leaves on a quest to discover himself and to find out why the emperor penguins are not having enough fish to eat. Add some religious fanaticism from some of the elders and throw in some pentacostal-type preaching and you have a wonderful smorgasborg of personality types trying to learn to live together. It also promotes not putting garbage into the seas and cautions against over harvesting the fish population which would cause the decline and possible endangerment of the penguins. If you love musicals, or if you love singing and dancing as well as the wonderful voices...this is the movie for you! Absolutely enchanting! Both hubby and I loved this one and plan to buy it.
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@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
12 Apr 07
Thanks for the plug; I would like to see it; My youngest daughter went with her friend and enjoyed it; I think it would be nice to add to my own collection.
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@patootie (3593)
12 Apr 07
I have a very good neighbour who buys a LOT od DVDs .. and she very kindly brings them round for me to watch .. most of them are to my taste and those that aren't I can generally still watch and see the funny side of the movie ... Anyway .. funnily enough my neighbour came round this morning and brought me Funny Feet and The Queen .. along with 10-12 more .. woohoooo ..
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@spindrift (197)
3 Apr 07
My mum has bought the DVD for my kids so we are all looking forward to watching it it looked very good in the trailers and reviews so good to hear everone has enjoyed it so much I bet we will to
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Yes, I just now finished watching this movie. It was fanrastic. Savion Glover did the choreography. He is a wonderful tap dancer. Funny how easily amused those humans were at the end. I think I must get the soundtrack. Great music. God Bless
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@sweetlady10 (3620)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I am also waiting for this movie. It is in the queue of our Netflix movie list. I have seen clips for this movie and the movie just looks so adorable.
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@GardenGerty (84371)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Apr 07
I have to be sneaky to get the hubby to watch an animated movie, but I am planning on this one at some point. My brother has the movie, so maybe i will make hubby a captive audience.
• United States
3 Apr 07
The movie came in the theaters in December just in time for my sisters birthday and she LOVES penguins. She owns March of the Penguins I gave her the year before. She and me both loved this movie. We both love musicals. I bought her the cd and I have it almost memories the music is addicting. Especially boogie wonderland. That versions rocks and the song of the heart. It won a few oscars including best animated film even over the disney film Cars. Cool! I want to buy it and will in the used dvd's at hollywood video at end of month. I will give it to her because I dont want to own it but i am sure she does and we can still watch it together! :))
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I didnt know steve irwins did voices in this movie! Thats great! I loved this movie so much. I loved the ending when the people in the helicopter came and were dancing along with the penguins. That part is funny.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
3 Apr 07
We watched it a week ago. It was really good. My son who has CP, loves music and watched the whole show, which is unusual. A good one.
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@gabs8513 (48805)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 07
Lol I watched it a few Weeks back and I enjoyed it to lol I have the DVD I like Films like that though I enjoy them more then Adult Films
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@Duvessa (914)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I haven't had the chance to watch Happy Feet yet, but I plan to ASAP. I'm such a kid at heart, I love animated movies, especially ones that involve animals! :-)
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I definately give 'Happy Feet' 2 thumbs up. I took my daughter to see it in the theater and we sat up front. It was soooooooo charming but yet hilarious. My daugher and I were both tapping our feet to the music. Can't help it. lol
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I too want to see that movie yes it certainly looks adorable. I think I will go sometime this week. I just love them little guys.LOL
@bethed (278)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I loved this movie.I thought that mumbles was the cutest thing.I laughed out loud with norma jean and memphis.How much more southern can you get.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
2 Apr 07
It sounds like a good movie. Thanks for the review. I was thinking about getting this one for my three year old grandson...everyone is getting tired of watching Cars.lol. I didn't know that Steve Irwin did one of the voices. That makes the movie extra special.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I thought the movie was charming. I like penguins a great deal and they were certainly adorable in this movie. I felt that that middle part was so dark that it was actually not appropriate for small children, though, and I didn't feel like I was adequately prepared for that. But it was a lot of fun with great actors and wonderful music.
@Doomsayer (115)
• United States
13 Apr 07
When I saw Happy Feet, I walked in with a look of eager expectation on my face, glad that I was going to see what looked like it was going to be an awesome movie. I walked out with a look of, "What the?" all over my face. For about the first half of the movie, I was delighted. The first sign of trouble was the bird talking about "alien abduction" and Lovelace's "talisman". Then, I imagined the characters saying, "Hey, where are we going, and why are we in this handbasket?" This movie is a dressed-up propaganda film, using the guise of cute, dancing penguins instead of owning up to what it really is. Happy Feet could actually have DESERVED that Oscar it won, had it stuck to the adorable formula of the first part, namely, (awesome voice talent + penguins + adorable songs + adorable dancing x standard children's book story with some funny penguins spouting Latino slang = a good movie). However, they had to drag politics into it. The second half of the movie is dark and sad in ways that kids won't understand, and parents will never see it coming. Now, it won best animated picture because of its clear environmental message. Cars should easily have beaten it. But it didn't. Why? Because Hollywood is no longer focused on providing entertainment, it's focused on providing liberal propaganda films. Amount tendered: $0.02
@MINDY0882 (2304)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I am exspecting this movie anyday from blockbuster, cant wait to watch it with my kids
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
13 Apr 07
This sounds like a great movie when it comes to dvd I want to see it myself. I like the way you describe it.
@mykykko (424)
• Philippines
12 Apr 07
i've watched that movie also.and it's really great!my family also loved it.we already had a copy of that one