Get ready for one of the best animated films of the year when Happy Feet arrives on DVD in a 2-disc set this March 27 from Warner Home Video. A box office sensation from director George Miller (Babe, Babe: Pig in the City), Happy Feet features voices from an all-star cast including Academy Award winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting, Man of the Year), Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Moulin Rouge), Elijah Wood (Bobby, The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Hugh Jackman (The Prestige, X-Men trilogy) and Brittany Murphy (Sin City, Just Married).
Set deep in the heart of Antarctica, in a land ruled by singing emperor penguins, Happy Feet follows the adventures of tap dancing Mumble and his struggle to carry a tune. Cast out of the community for his strange dancing ways and alone for the first time in his life, Mumble sets out in search of his heart song, which will ultimately lead him to his true love. Along his journey, Mumble meets the Adelies who immediately embrace his cool moves. Together with his new friends, Mumble encounters some epic adventures and soon finds that being true to himself can make all the difference in the world.
Happy Feet is the proud recipient of two Golden Globe nominations including Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (The Song of the Heart). The film was also nominated for two Annie Awards including Best Animated Feature and Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production (George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman).
Happy Feet will be available on DVD for $28.98 SRP in both widescreen and full frame formats. The HD DVD Combo will be available at $39.99 SRP and on Blu-ray Disc for $34.99 SRP.
In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing - which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune...tap dancing. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria (BRITTANY MURPHY), happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways.
Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins - the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (ROBIN WILLIAMS), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with them. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru (also voiced by ROBIN WILLIAMS), a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Director: George Miller Actors: Hugh Jackman, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Anthony Lapaglia, Steve Irwin Critic's Quotes: There is no mistaking "Happy Feet" as anything but the work of a real filmmaker; in terms of composition, camera movement and editing, the pic is conceived as a "real" movie, and emerges as one of the very best directed animated films on record. - VARIETY
The Happy Feet 2-disc Special Edition boasts the following explosive special features:
- Two new fully animated sequences:
- Mumble Meets a Blue Whale
- A Happy Feet Moment
- A Private Dance Lession with Savion Glover:
- Dance like a Penguin: Stomp to the Beat
- Learn some Spanish from the men who voiced the Amigos:
- Spanish Lesson
- See how the movie creators capture motion:
- Creating the Tap
- A 13 minute making of special:
- Behind the Scenes of Happy Feet
- Three Awesome Music Videos:
- Brittany Murphys Somebody to Love
- Gias Hit Me Up
- Princes The Song of the Heart
- Classic Cartoon: I Love to Singa