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Happy Feet (Widescreen Edition) (2006)

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Mumble's fumbles

  • Nov 1, 2008
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This started out when Memphis
Was entrusted with an egg
He fumbled and he dropped it
On the switch from leg to leg

When at last the chick broke out
It didn't take too long
For them to see his feet could move
But that he had no song

The other penguins turned their backs
Because he couldn't sing
So Mumble went off by himself
To do his dancing thing

When tap tap tapping on the ice
He faced up to the dangers
That lurked on the Antarctic ice
Waiting for careless strangers

This led him to a group of friends
Who knew he wasn't silly
They tried to help poor Mumble out
(Just think Milli Vanilli)

But sad to say his happy feet
Were treated like a curse
His elders said he chased the fish
And then things just got worse

Now banished from the colony
He goes to find the reason
Why the food is running out
Though fish should be in season

Here is where this kiddy tale
Takes on some adult twists
The tone deaf penguin strikes a note
With conservationists

The first part will delight your kids
It's full of dance and song
The last part gets all preachy
Though the message isn't wrong

So watch the first part, sing the songs
And dance along with Mumble
Then send the kids to get a snack
Before the closing fumble



Amanda Richards
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review by . March 27, 2013
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review by . May 18, 2007
The story of this movie is simple; an Emperor penguin, Mumble, is born in Antarctica. He cannot sing but he can dance. This inability to sing and his flaunting of his dancing gets him outcast from his land. Mumble falls in with a different group of penguins, who just happened to talk like Speedy Gonazeles, and who appreciate his dancing. Mumble and five friends venture of to find aliens (human beings) and Mumble eventually ends up in a zoo in the US. He returns to Antarctica with humans who discover …
review by . December 08, 2006
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For anyone who thought the Oscar-winning documentaryMarch of the Penguinswas the most marvelous cinematic moment for these nomads of the south, you haven't seen nothing yet.Happy Feetis an animated wonder about a penguin named Mumble who can't sing, but can dance up a storm. George Miller, the driving force behind theBabe(andMad 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 Elijah Woods) feels the beat and can't stop dancing. Unfortunately, emperor penguins are all about finding their own heart song, and the dancing youngster--as cute as he is--is a misfit. Luckily, he bumps into little blue penguins and 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...
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MPAA Rating: PG
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2007
Runtime: 108 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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