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Happy Feet Two (2011)

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Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Directors:

George Miller, Gary Eck (co-director) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carlos Alazraqui ... Nestor (voice)
Lombardo Boyar ... Raul (voice)
Jeffrey Garcia ... Rinaldo (voice) (as Jeff Garcia)
Johnny A. Sanchez ... Lombardo (voice) (as Johnny Sanchez III)
Sofía Vergara ... Carmen (voice)
Robin Williams ... Ramon / Lovelace (voice)
Elijah Wood ... Mumble (voice)
Pink ... Gloria (voice) (as Alicia Moore 'P!nk')
Ava Acres ... Erik (voice)
Benjamin Flores Jr. ... Atticus (voice) (as Benjamin 'Lil P-Nut' Flores) (as Jr.)
Meibh Campbell ... Bo (voice)
Common ... Seymour (voice)
Magda Szubanski ... Miss Viola (voice)
Hugo Weaving ... Noah the Elder (voice)
Brad Pitt ... Will the Krill (voice)
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Storyline

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right. Written by Anonymous

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Every step counts.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor and mild peril | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Happy Feet 2 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,237,068, 20 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,006,466

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,406,466
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Not only Gloria was recasted but Seymour was now voiced by Common as his original voice actor Fat Joe was unavailable to reprise his role. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Happy Feet when Mumble joins his family again with the tracker on his back, Mumble looses a lot of his fluff to the point where his "bowtie" has disappeared. In this movie, all of the fluff that he lost in the first movie has somehow grown back. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bryan the Beachmaster: No worries, Mumble. No worries.
Mumble: [to his family] Yeah. No worries.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, we see the background usually reserved for Porky Pig in the Looney Toon cartoons. Instead of Porky, it's Sven, who says, "Ja, the Svend", as the words The Svend appears in script beneath him. See more »

Connections

Follows Happy Feet (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhythm Nation
Written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam (as James Harris III) & Terry Lewis
©1989 Black Ice Publishing
Licensed & administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd, Flyte Tyme Tunes Licensed & administered by EMI Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd
Produced by John Powell and Wade Robson
Performed by Pink (as P!nk)
P!nk appears courtesy of RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Originally released on Janet Jackson's 'Rhythm Nation 1814'
Special thanks to Janet Jackson
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Every step counts.
12 November 2011 | by moviewizguySee all my reviews

Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven: a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals, to put things right. -- (C) Warner Bros

I thought HAPPY FEET was pretty great. The film was foot-tapping fun and the dark turn it took in the third act, while unexpected, made it edgy and different for me. When a sequel was announced, I thought it seemed unnecessary. How far can you really stretch the premise of penguins who can dance and sing? Apparently, not that far. After viewing the sequel, it very much does seem unnecessary and wholly forgettable within ten minutes after you walk out of the theater, which is disappointing to say the least. Other than this, the main problem with HAPPY FEET 2 is that there aren't that many good musical numbers as compared to the first one. Most of them are pretty mediocre. However, there are probably around three that range from good to great, one of which uses the song "Under Pressure," which is easily the best number in the entire film.

Another problem I had was the dark tone of the film. It's a bit TOO dark, if you ask me. You see the younger penguin characters constantly be put in danger which made the film very uncomfortable to watch, and what these characters go through in the film would probably traumatize them for life. The film also suffers from messy storytelling. For example, the subplot with the shrimp characters (voiced by Matt Damon and Brad Pitt) seems to come from nowhere and is out of place from the rest of the film. It also doesn't help that the characters are so damn annoying. As for the 3D, it's put to good use in some places but, overall, it's really unnecessary. The one good thing I can say about the film is the look of it, which is very beautiful. I also liked Pink a lot, who gives a boost for all the musical numbers she sings in, along with Robin Williams, who has a few great jokes up his sleeves.

Overall, HAPPY FEET 2 is a disappointment considering that I am a fan of the first film. Director George Miller doesn't seem to have his heart in the right place for this sequel compared to the first film. However, the film is slightly better then CARS 2 if that says anything.


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