Happy Feet

Memphis, an Elvis like emperor penguin (voiced by Hugh Jackman) and Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman) fall in love and have a baby egg. As is custom, the mother penguins leave for the winter to hunt for fish while the fathers remain to nurse and incubate the eggs. During the winter storm, Memphis gets excited while singing and drops the egg down a hill which rolls down it just a bit. Once winter is over, Mumble is the very last egg to hatch. After being hatched, his feet keeps dancing; which is not penguin-like since penguins are suppose to sing their "heart song" to find their true love.

After a night of celebration by all other penguins who graduate, Mumble ruins the celebration with his awful singing and leaves the group; only to wake up the next day on an isolated iceberg. After being chased by a giant seal, he meets 5 other penguins who befriends Mumble.

All the while, there is a fish shortage, and Noah, the most respected penguin who is looked at as the leader of the penguins, believes the Great 'Guin is the one who gives and takes away the fish and that all the penguins just need to continue worshipping and soon more fish will come. Mumble, while sliding around mountains, discovers a crane and believes Aliens (humans) are responsible for the fish shortage. When he suggests this as the reason why there is no fish, he is banished from Emperor Land. He vows to return once he discovers who has taken the fish. He sets out on a journey to appeal to the better nature of humans and try to ration with them to stop stealing the fish.

Continuity mistake: In the Boogie Wonderland sequence four female penguins can be seen singing behind Mumble and Gloria. When they sing "Who need more then they get." the penguin second from the viewers right has green eyes. Before and after that scene all four penguins have brown eyes. (00:53:40)

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Ramon: Just a moment. I hear people wanting something... ME!

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Trivia: Norma Jean and Memphis are named for Marilyn Monroe and Elvis. Elvis is from Memphis, Tennessee and some of Memphis's movements are like his. Norma Jean is Marilyn Monroe's birth name and Norma Jean sings like her.

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Question: 1. Is it or is it not Robin Williams who does the voices of Ramon and Lovelace? I am seeing conflicting information on imbd.com that says that it was, in fact, Robin Williams. Then on the cast and crew page, it says that Dan Castellaneta did the voice of Ramon. What gives? 2. I heard something to the effect that the scene with the sea gull/albatross, who was voiced by Steve Irwin, was deleted because he had died before the movie was released. I also read/heard that he did the voice of one of the elephant seals, too. Which elephant seal was he? 3. And finally, in the "Boogie Wonderland" scene, the Hispanic penguins sing/rap something in Spanish. What are they saying?


Chosen answer: 1. Check the end credits in the movie, both Lovelace and Ramon are voiced by Robin Williams. Dan Castellaneta did the voice in the Happy Feet video game. 2. It is true that there was a scene with Steve Irwin as a seagull that was taken out, it's on the DVD. He is the elephant seal that says something along the lines of "One day you're swimming, next day, fun food."

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