Happy Feet

Synopsis: This is the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong. However, Mumble has an astute talent for something that none of the penguins had ever seen before: tap dancing. Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis, says it "just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria, happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange "hippity- hoppity" ways. Mumble is just too different--especially for Noah the Elder, the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community. Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins--the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon, the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble's cool dance moves and invite him to party with
Director(s): George Miller, Warren Coleman (co-director), Judy Morris (co-director)
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

Once there was a way

To get back homeward

Are the stars out tonight?

Once there was a way to get back home

I only have eyes

Sleep, pretty darling, do not cry

For you

And I will sing a lullaby

With a song in my heart

So tell me

Tell me something good

Tell me that you love me

Tell me, baby

Tell me something good

Only you

But how can you know for sure?

Can make this world seem right

Is there really just one?

I need your love

So many songs, but I'm feeling so lonely.

Where is the love?

You don't have to be beautiful

To turn me on

I just need your body, baby


- From dusk till dawn

- Is it me you're looking for?

You don't need experience


- To turn me out

- These broken wings

You just leave it all up to me

Let's talk about eggs, baby

Let's talk about you and me

You don't have to be rich

- Give me all your loving

- To be my pearl

You don't have to be cool

To rule my world

Ain't no particular song

I'm more compatible with

I just want your extra- -

Boys. Boys.

Give a chick a chance.

Well, since my baby left me

I found a new place to dwell

It's down at the end of Lonely Street

At Heartbreak Hotel

And I said, "I'm feelin' so lonely, baby

I'm feelin' so lonely

Oh, I'm feelin' so lonely"...

I could die

Don't have to be rich to be my girl

Don't have to be cool to rule my world

You rule my world

You're the particular song

I'm compatible with

I just want your

- Extra time

- Extra time

- And your kiss

- And your kiss

His mom and dad met in the usual way.

The song became love...

... and love became the egg.


- You got it, sugar?

- Yeah. Oh, yeah.

Safe and warm.

Hold it tight, now.

Whoa, I think I felt a move in there.

And in the usual way...

... the moms left for the fishing season...

... while the dads stayed home

to do egg time.

You gonna be okay, Daddy?

Oh, sure, honey. We'll be waiting for you,

right here on Lonely Street.

I love you more and more, tell me why

Bye-bye, now.

Goodbye, Norma Jean.

Don't you worry about a thing.

Don't wanna let you go

I never can say goodbye, boy

When all others leave...

...we remain!

When the sun vanishes...

...we remain!

I'm feelin' so lonely

I'm feelin' so lonely- -

Heed the wisdoms, brothers!

Make a huddle!

Warm thy egg!

Make a huddle!

- Share the cold!

- Share the cold.

Each must take his turn

against the icy blast...

...if we are to survive the endless night.

Raise your voices, brothers!

Give praise to the Great 'Guin...

... who puts songs in our hearts

and fish in our bellies!

Ain't no particular song

I'm more compatible with

Oh, baby, I think I wanna dance now.

No, no, no.

There is a wisdom,

brothers and sisters...

... that stands above all others.

- Never, ever...

- It's okay.

- ... no matter what...

- No harm done. See?

... drop your egg.

No, we're cool. We're cool.

Of the many thousands who sang

through that long night of winter...

... it was Memphis

who cried out most fervently...

... to turn the Earth

and bring back the sun.

- It's a boy!

- Hey, it's a girl!

- What a peach!

- What a bruiser!

- Come here, son.

- Come to Daddy, there you go.

Son, you have made

your daddy so proud.

It's all genetics, you know.


Is everything okay?

I don't know. I can't hear anything.

- Is it empty?

- Honey.

- Can I have it?

- Gloria.

It's okay, Maurice.

It happens sometimes, Memphis.


Wait, you hear that?

- Yeah.

- Hey, I can hear you, buddy.

Oh, your papa's here, it's okay.

Oh, he's okay, Maurice.

Whoa, there it is!

That's his little foot there.

There's his other one.

That's different.

Hey! Come back here, Mr. Mumble.

Gloria... .

She can call him

whatever the heck she likes.

Whoa, little Mumble.

- Mumble? Mumble?

- You okay?

Freezing. Freezing.

Oh, you'll get used to it.

Come on. Come to your daddy.

- What do you make of that?

- Little wobbly in the knees.

- Is he okay?

- I don't know.

What you doing there, boy?

I'm happy, Pa.

What you doing with your feet?

They're happy too.

- I wouldn't do that around folks, son.

- Why not?

- Well, it just ain't penguin, okay?

- Okay.

Yeah. Hey, come on over here.

Get under here. Get warm.

Watch the beak. Watch the beak-- Beak!

The beak.

Okay, good boy.

So late. What's keeping them?

Pray, brothers, the Great 'Guin

does not test us with a lean season.

Why, Noah? Have we not all been dutiful?

So when you see your mama... .

- I stand perfectly still.

- You got it.

But how will I know

which one's my mama?

Oh, you'll know.

She's got a wiggle in her walk

and a giggle in her talk.

And when she sings,

it darn near breaks your heart.

Hey, wait. I see them. I see them!

You're right! You're right!

Wives, ho!

Wives, ho!

Wives, ho!

Wait, no. Wait, no, Mumble, get back here.

No, Mumble! Get back-- Mumble!

Mumble! Mumble!


Michelle? Michelle?

- Roxanne?

- Michelle?


- Maurice!

- Michelle! Michelle!


Oh, she's so darling.

Excuse me. Pardon me, pardon me.

Mumble? Mumble?

Oh, Mumble.

- Mama?

- Mumble!

- Mama?

- Mumble!


Mama? Mama?

- Mumble, boy, where are you?

- Mama!


Oh, Mama. Oh, Mama.

- Oh, my.

- Daddy.

So where's the baby?

Well, honey, I'll find him.

- You lost the baby? Memphis!

- It's okay.

- Mama? Mama?

- Stay!

- Come to Mommy.

- No, Mumble.

Mama, Mama.

Hey, what's wrong with his feet?

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