- Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria., Alicia 'Pink' Moore, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Common, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia
- Director: George Miller
- Writers: George Miller, Gary Eck, Warren Coleman, Paul Livingston
- Producer: George Miller
- Art Directions: David Nelson, Lopsie Schwartz
- Casting: Kristy Carlson
- D.O.P.: David Peers
- Music: John Powell
- Production Design: David Nelson
The sequel to “Happy Feet,” the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. 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.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: Sydney, Australia
- MPAA Warning: Some rude humor and mild peril
- Production Budget: $130 million
- Production Companies: Kennedy Miller Mitchell, Dr D Studios, Village Roadshow Pictures
2011 Guide Analysis: "With the overvalued dollar causing studios to avoid Australia like the plague, and the seeming lack of sheer competence at some of the most basic administrative levels of the organisations that make up the infrastructure of the local Australian film industry, one can certainly sympathise with filmmaker Dr. George Miller. The most steadfast champion of the local industry there is, he and many highly skilled workers here have struggled to get film productions into the country. Instead they keep hitting brick walls of elitist attitudes and draconian Government restrictions that seem tailor made to keep an industry in check, but instead threaten to cut it off at the knees.
One of the few success stories in recent years of big international productions shooting in Australia is Miller's own "Happy Feet". The 2006 American-Australian computer-animated family film scored strong reviews, $384 million in box-office worldwide, and the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. So it came as little surprise that a sequel was commissioned, yet very little is actually known about the sequel at this point beyond the basic casting.
Pink will replace the late Brittany Murphy in the role of Gloria, and will also contribute a song or two for the soundtrack. Elijah Wood is back as Mumble and Robin Williams as Ramon & Lovelace. One interesting new addition will be Matt Damon and Brad Pitt as a pair of tiny krill. Elizabeth Daily, who played the young Mumble in the first film, will be voicing his son Erik in this. No footage or materials from the film have yet emerged, but release dates are already set with the penguins going head-to-head with the next entry in the "Twilight" franchise in November. Good luck."