Happy Feet (2006) Poster



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Happy Feet (2006) (Video Game)


Jaws (1975)
When Mumble is alone on the ice floe, being teased by the leopard seal, he begins to turn around when the seal jumps out of the water. This references a similar scene in "Jaws".
Contact (1997)
The opening sequence is an "inverse" version of the one in Contact, zooming in from the universe to earth. The soundtrack follows this as well
Finding Nemo (2003)
"Gimme fin!"

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Christina Aguilera (2006) (TV Episode)
'reviewed' by Aunt Linda (Kristen Wiig)
MADtv: Episode #12.7 (2006) (TV Episode)
Arden Myrin goes to the movie's premier
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Talked about in Elijah Wood interview.
Saturday Night Live: Annette Bening/Gwen Stefani/Akon (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by 'Al Gore'
Happy Feet: European Premiere Special (2006) (TV Movie)
special about the film
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Superman (2006) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the review of the film in next week's episode + clip shown
Tuloy na tuloy na tuloy pa rin ang Pasko (2006) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in the presentation as the actors performed Boogie Wonderland.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
nominated film
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
After Daryl says that Sonia Kruger could have strolled the red carpet with the Oscars gang, this movie is mentioned in their subsequent dialogue.
ER: Lights Out (2007) (TV Episode)
Returning from the video store, Sarah says she didn't like "Happy Feet" and Mike responds that everyone likes "Happy Feet"
It Takes Two: Episode #2.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Daniel Kowalski and Kate Ceberano perform the song "I Wish" from the movie Happy Feet.
Surf's Up (2007)
After the camera crew asks Cody if he has any special talents, he replies "You mean like singing and dancing?", a reference to all the singing and dancing penguins in Happy Feet. Later on when Glen is giving an interview to the film crew a rockhopper penguin passes the camera chasing an egg, this is a reference to Memphis dropping Mumble's egg.
You Know What's Bullshit: Penguin Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie was shown.
License to Wed (2007)
"Be gone, demon-fish!" becomes "Be gone, demon-spirit"
My Gym Partner's a Monkey: The Frog Principal/Meet the Spidermonkeys (2007) (TV Episode)
A penguin was tap-dancing in the crowd.
Getaway: Episode #16.31 (2007) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in the Bowen Twin Cinemas when the town is the subject of a story.
Allemaal film: Tussen kunst en kassa (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown at the beginning
King of the Hill: Strangeness on a Train (2008) (TV Episode)
On the train, when the foreign man goes to the restroom and sees Hank's and Peggy's footprints on the mirror, he says "Ooooh. Happy Feet."
Hole in the Wall: Sports Stars vs Couch Potatoes (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the commentator during a replay of the Couch Potatoes facing a wall while wearing flippers.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #8.7 (2008) (TV Episode)
Danny Green and Natalie Lowe dance their Salsa to a song from Happy Feet.
Getaway: Episode #17.38 (2008) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown when a story on the locations for Australia visits a cinema in Bowen.
Take (2008)
Jim says he truly hated that film, but that he might have found it watchable if Christian Bale had been in it
Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man (2009) (TV Special)
mentioned by Kevin
Nostalgia Critic: The Good Son (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the movies mentioned when discussing Elijah Wood's filmography.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: FernGully: The Last Rainforest (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as an environmentally themed movie
Dancing with the Stars: 2009 Semi-Final (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Adam Brand as the inspiration for his Quickstep routine.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: 9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Elijah Wood's role as Mumble mentioned
Psych: High Top Fade Out (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Lassiter as the "old penguin from 'Happy Feet.'"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 20 Greatest Animated Villain Songs: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
The Filmbuff calls "Pebble and the Penguin" a "Happy Feet of a picture"
The Expendables (2010)
Gunner calls Yin "Happy Feet"
Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
He mentions the film towards the beginning
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster shown when Hewy discusses animated animal movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.23 (2010) (TV Episode)
Robin Williams mentions that he did voice work for the film in Australia
AniMat's Reviews: Legend of the Guardians (2010) (TV Episode)
Legend of the Guardians was made by the same studio that made Happy Feet.
Mrs. Brown's Boys: The Mammy (2011) (TV Episode)
Agnes references this film
Midnight Screenings: Horrible Bosses/Zookeeper (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) (TV Episode)
Mumble was selected as part of Rio's Green Lantern Core.
Maalaala mo kaya: Tap Dancing Shoes (2011) (TV Episode)
the film Ramonito and Bambi are watching
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that "Happy Feet Two" is the sequel to the film
Shake It Up!: Split It Up (2012) (TV Episode)
Flynn: "There's a reason they call that movie "Happy Feet," and not "Scary Feet."
Rob: Romantic Weekend (2012) (TV Episode)
Hector says Rob looks like the penguin from Happy Feet
Natholdet - med Anders Breinholt: Ane Cortzen (2012) (TV Episode)
They mention the film
Trollied: Episode #2.5 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Colin
Misfits: Episode #4.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Robot Chicken: Papercut to Aorta (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
Cars lost the Oscar win for Best Animated Feature to this film.
Dads: Heckuva Job, Brownie (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mad: Lukewarm Bodies/Does Someone Have to GOa? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mumble appears as a Green Lantern.
AniMat's Reviews: Walking with Dinosaurs (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of Animal Logic's previous films.
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch mentions this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
character seen in attendance during award ceremony footage
Saturday Night Live: Andy Samberg/St. Vincent (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Colin on Weekend Update
Honest Trailers: The Expendables (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the shown footage
The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Brittany's role in the film mentioned
Honest Trailers: Fight Club (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Game Trailers: Super Smash Bros (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Graham Norton Show: Nicole Kidman/Hugh Bonneville/Julie Walters/Take That (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham in his opening monologue when he talks about Nicole Kidman
AniMat's Reviews: Strange Magic (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a jukebox musical film with good use of pop songs.
Half in the Bag: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Someone Has to Review It!: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned in this episode
Nostalgia Critic: Jupiter Ascending (2015) (TV Episode)
seen side by side with its rip-off, Tappy Toes.
Nostalgia Critic: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
another film by George Miller
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl (2015) (TV Episode)
'Crappy Feet'
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.80 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'Happy' New Year" category
Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) (TV Episode)
poster shown

Featured in 

HBO First Look: Happy Feet (2006) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 18 November 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.12 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in Elijah Wood interview.
Troldspejlet: Episode #36.14 (2006) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Troldspejlet: Episode #37.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The National Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: AVP Alien vs. Predator (2009) (TV Episode)
Penguin dancing
The Mentalist: Strawberries and Cream: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Happy Feet 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Briefly reviewed, clips shown
AniMat's Reviews: Happy Feet Two (2011) (TV Episode)
AniMat gives his opinion on the first film and mentions the sequel reused a plot element from it. Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
A critically acclaimed animated film, clip shown.
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
Honest Trailers: Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
AniMat's Classic Reviews: Surf's Up (2016) (TV Episode)
AniMat states the penguins in Surf's Up are "not as hyperrealistic as the ones in Happy Feet". Clip shown.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
first penguin at zoo,tells Mumble it's heaven and calls him Dave in a "HAL 9000" voice
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Lovelace yells at Mumble from the top of a cliff like Wind In His Hair yelled at Dunbar.
The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
Hubie is Similar to Mumble, and Marina is similar to Gloria. Both movies have the main characters fall in love. Both movies are musicals, both movies have the main character get chased by a leopard seal, and killer whales. Penguins in both use pebbles to get a mate.
AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
A sinking excavator/crane is very reminiscent of the sinking alien queen, immediately followed by references to aliens

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons Movie (2007)
A dancing penguin gets shot in "Grand Theft Walrus".
Meet the Spartans (2008)
The tap-dancing penguin. Also, Leonidas says "You've got happy Feet".

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