Happy Feet Two

  • U
  • George Miller (2) (2011)
  • Aus
  • 95 min
Happy Feet Two
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

The dance routines and deft song mash-ups that made the Oscar-winning original so novel are surprisingly unmemorable in director George Miller's return to animated Antarctica. In this busy sequel, tap-dancing emperor penguin Mumble (again voiced by Elijah Wood), son Erik (Ava Acres) and friends must rescue the rest of their clan when an ice shelf collapses, trapping them in a gorge. In the process, Mumble hones his parenting skills and Erik, who is ashamed because he doesn't have his dad's nifty moves, learns some important lessons about his place in the world. Or something. Meanwhile, Bill and Will the krill (Matt Damon and Brad Pitt) make mordant wisecracks as they struggle to assert their individuality. The visuals are frequently spectacular and the environmental concerns are admirable, but this simply doesn't have the charm of the original.

Plot Summary

Premiere. A tap-dancing penguin goes searching for his missing son, but his search leads him to discover a drifting iceberg that threatens to destroy his colony. He sets out to unite all the birds in the Antarctic to avert the catastrophe. Animated musical comedy sequel, with the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Ava Acres and Hank Azaria.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mumble
Elijah Wood
Ramon / Lovelace
Robin Williams
The Mighty Sven
Hank Azaria
Gloria
Pink
Will the krill
Brad Pitt
Bill the krill
Matt Damon
Carmen
Sofia Vergara
Seymour
Common
Noah the Elder
Hugo Weaving
Bryan the Beachmaster
Richard Carter
Miss Viola
Magda Szubanski
The Alpha Skua
Anthony LaPaglia
Atticus
Benjamin Flores Jr
Erik
Ava Acres

Crew

Director
George Miller (2)

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
3D
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 2 Dec 2011
Certificate U
Distributor:
Warner Home Video Ltd
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Music
Drama