As the cinemas prepare for the forthcoming ‘hit’ Happy Feet (in cinemas from the 26th…) I thought this would be a timely Christmas post…..
‘Happy Feet’ is set in the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, where you’re nobody unless you can sing – which is unfortunate for Mumble (Elijah Wood or Frodo Baggins if you prefer), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune…tap dancing. Though Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean (Nicole Kidman), thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis (Hugh Jackman), says it ‘just ain’t penguin.’ Besides, they both know that without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. Mumble is just too different – especially for Noah the Elder (Hugo Weaving), the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community. Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Sounds awful. Bah Humbug!