History WesternAnimation / HappyFeet

6th Jul '16 8:49:42 PM TargetmasterJoe
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Notice how all the penguins hatch out of their eggs with their beaks first, except Mumble, who's first bodyparts we see are his feet. And dancing.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Notice how all the penguins hatch out of their eggs with their beaks first, except Mumble, who's first bodyparts body parts we see are his feet. And dancing.



**This is further confirmed by the release of an early, undated draft of the screenplay, which includes the above mentioned ending, as well as an even darker tone - confirming that, among other things, the film was originally and unequivocally aimed at much narrower age-bracket, rather than the all-embracing tone of the finished film. The characters all curse like sailors, and the famine subplot is even further examined, along with the penguin society and religion, various character name changes and a much more eclectic soundtrack, featuring The Who, The Ramones, Iggy Pop and later-era Beatles, in place of what would become John Powell's orchestral soundtrack. You can find it [[http://www.http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Happy-Feet.html here.]]

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**This is further confirmed by the release of an early, undated draft of the screenplay, which includes the above mentioned ending, as well as an even darker tone - confirming that, among other things, the film was originally and unequivocally aimed at much narrower age-bracket, rather than the all-embracing tone of the finished film. The characters all curse like sailors, and the famine subplot is even further examined, along with the penguin society and religion, various character name changes and a much more eclectic soundtrack, featuring The Who, The Ramones, Iggy Pop and later-era Beatles, in place of what would become John Powell's orchestral soundtrack. You can find it [[http://www.http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Happy-Feet.html here.]]
7th Jun '16 2:48:43 PM N8han11
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On the other hand, some viewers have criticized the film's use of [[SerkisFolk motion-capture]], particularly during the dance sequences. Others have expressed dismay at the film's perceived {{Family Unfriendly Aesop}}s.

A sequel was released on November 18th, 2011 (it currently does not have its own article). It centers on Mumble's son Erik, who is going through an identity crisis similar to the one his father had, and their attempt to save the colony from a giant iceberg that has blocked their way to the ocean. A subplot follows the adventures of two krill, Will and Bill, who stray from their swarm and head off to find their destiny. An official trailer (showcasing the same type of ParentalBonus songs as its predecessor) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twYq5QkNPKw can be seen here]].

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On the other hand, some viewers have criticized the film's use of [[SerkisFolk motion-capture]], particularly during the dance sequences. Others have expressed dismay at the film's perceived {{Family Unfriendly Aesop}}s.

A sequel was released on November 18th, 2011 (it currently does not have its own article).2011. It centers on Mumble's son Erik, who is going through an identity crisis similar to the one his father had, and their attempt to save the colony from a giant iceberg that has blocked their way to the ocean. A subplot follows the adventures of two krill, Will and Bill, who stray from their swarm and head off to find their destiny. An official trailer (showcasing the same type of ParentalBonus songs as its predecessor) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twYq5QkNPKw can be seen here]].



* StalkingIsLove: Rather uncomfortably played straight with Ramon and Carmen in the sequel. They've never even had a ''conversation''.
** To be fair, none of the penguins have before choosing their mate, remember? The Emperor penguins sing to each other and the Adelie penguins more realistically give pebbles. Ramon and Carmen don't hook up much different than the rest.

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* StalkingIsLove: Rather uncomfortably played straight with Ramon and Carmen in the sequel. They've never even had a ''conversation''.
** To be fair, none of the penguins have before choosing their mate, remember? The Emperor penguins sing to each other and the Adelie penguins more realistically give pebbles. Ramon and Carmen don't hook up much different than the rest.
''conversation''. Justified as per Penguin tradition.



* TranslationConvention: And some FridgeBrilliance in one. Emperor Penguins tell their mates in colonies by their vocalizations, which humans can't readily distinguish differences in but the penguins can. How to translate these subtle vocal variations into human terms? Have them each sing a different song!
** It becomes a PlotPoint, because all the humans hear when Mumble tries to speak to them is squawking. ''Dancing'' is a ''visual'' medium, and the humans realize something is wrong when pegnuins begin to ''dance'' like humans (and are led to believe that humans did it to them somehow.)

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* TranslationConvention: And some FridgeBrilliance in one. Emperor Penguins tell their mates in colonies by their vocalizations, which humans can't readily distinguish differences in but the penguins can. How to translate these subtle vocal variations into human terms? Have them each sing a different song!
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song! It becomes a PlotPoint, because all the humans hear when Mumble tries to speak to them is squawking. ''Dancing'' is a ''visual'' medium, and the humans realize something is wrong when pegnuins begin to ''dance'' like humans (and are led to believe that humans did it to them somehow.)
7th Jun '16 2:45:06 PM N8han11
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: YMMV depending on how you perceive said trope, Mumble goes through a lot before his story is done.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: YMMV depending on how you perceive said trope, Mumble goes through a lot before his story is done.
9th Apr '16 10:40:24 PM Josef5678
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts ''a lot'' of effort into showing how ''harsh'' life can be in Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal in general when compared to humans.
9th Apr '16 9:03:38 PM BrightLight
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5th Mar '16 3:12:28 PM BrightLight
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts ''a lot'' of effort into showing how ''harsh'' life can be in Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal when compared to humans.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts ''a lot'' of effort into showing how ''harsh'' life can be in Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal in general when compared to humans.
5th Mar '16 3:11:02 PM BrightLight
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts a lot of effort into showing how harsh life can be in Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal when compared to humans.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts a lot ''a lot'' of effort into showing how harsh ''harsh'' life can be in Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal when compared to humans.
5th Mar '16 2:55:53 PM BrightLight
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* DarkerAndEdger: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts a lot of effort into showing how harsh life can be in Antarctica.

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* DarkerAndEdger: DarkerAndEdgier: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts a lot of effort into showing how harsh life can be in Antarctica.Antarctica. Heck it shows how hard life is as an animal when compared to humans.
5th Mar '16 2:54:50 PM BrightLight
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* DarkerAndEdger: Dancing and singing aside, the original film also contains religious themes and parallels, and puts a lot of effort into showing how harsh life can be in Antarctica.



* LighterAndSofter: The sequel.



* NoSocialSkills: Mumble has a slightly awkward sense of humor and doesn't always appear to grok social nuances.

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* NoSocialSkills: Mumble has a slightly awkward sense of humor and doesn't always appear to grok grasp social nuances.


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** The physical deformations caused by Memphis dropping him as an egg also seem to be life-lasting.
26th Feb '16 8:56:36 AM Berrenta
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* [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]: Averted; the film was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally announced to also be released in IMAX 3D]], but it was later dropped, as it would have used up a lot of the budget. There are a few scenes where it's noticeable that it was originally to be in 3D, however.
** Played straight with the second film, most likely due to the revive of the format.
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