What Is the Premise of the Movie "Happy Feet?"


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The premise of “Happy Feet” is that the film's penguins have the ability to sing and dance. These penguins reside in the nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica. The film follows a tone-deaf tap dancing penguin, named Mumble, who is considered the worst singer in the world. During the film, Mumble leaves home to stay true to himself and help make a difference in the world.

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After leaving home for the first time, Mumble meets the Adelie Amigos, who embrace his dance moves and invite him to party. In Adelie Land, Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a Rockhopper penguin who answers life’s questions for the price of a pebble. Mumble later joins Lovelace and the Amigos across vast landscapes for various adventures and encounters.

“Happy Feet” is an Australian-American animated musical film directed and produced by George Miller. The film features a variety of voice-overs from several notable actors, including Elijah Wood and Robin Williams. In 2006, the film released in theaters and opened at number one in the United States box office. “Happy Feet” received generally positive reviews and won several awards, including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. In 2011, the film’s sequel, “Happy Feet Two,” released into theaters but received mixed reviews.

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