Happy Feet Why was Mumble the emperor penguin (Elijah Wood) born to tap-dance rather than sing like the rest of his ilk in Happy Feet , a… Happy Feet Why was Mumble the emperor penguin (Elijah Wood) born to tap-dance rather than sing like the rest of his ilk in Happy Feet , a… 2006-11-17 PG PT105M Animation Brittany Murphy Elijah Wood Hugh Jackman Nicole Kidman Robin Williams Warner Bros.
Movie Review

Happy Feet (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG
Image credit: Happy Feet: Warner Bros.
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 17, 2006; Rated: PG; Length: 105 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Brittany Murphy and Elijah Wood; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Why was Mumble the emperor penguin (Elijah Wood) born to tap-dance rather than sing like the rest of his ilk in Happy Feet, a moderately adorable, musically wacky, ecologically activist CG family comedy from George Miller, the guy who made Babe? Because Mumble is, you know, different but special in a March of the Penguins kind of way. Why was Robin Williams hired to voice two ethnic-accented fellow birds? Because once he kibitzed as a genie in Aladdin, and now, alas, he can’t be stuffed back into the freaking lamp.

Originally posted Nov 15, 2006 Published in issue #908 Nov 24, 2006 Order article reprints
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