* The original has multiple instances of hundreds of penguins dancing at once in rhythm. Sure, it's CGI so it's pretty easy to make for a halfway skilled animator, but it still looks and sounds awesome.
** And then there's Mumble, the Adelies, and Ramon braving a windstorm.
** And the scene where all the male penguins are tending to their eggs and braving the snowstorm. Also TruthInTelevision.
* Back-flipping Emperor Penguins. Enough said.
* The sequel has the spectacular climax where Penguins, Elephants Seals, Krill and one puffin, together give themselves one more chance to save the Emperor Penguins by pounding and dancing on the ice mass to a magnificent rendition of Queen's "Under Pressure."
* Prior to that, Erik delivering an epic verbal smack-down to Bryan a la ''opera''.
** And between these two instances is about twenty seconds of a ''spectacular'' rendition of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbW2X9gXbtE#t=00m07s "Rawhide"]] involving the elephant seals.
* Originally, Mumble would have lost his fluffy down when he was falling down the ice cliff to chase after the fishing boats. It was such a last-minute decision to keep him fluffy in the final cut that, thankfully, the storybooks for the first film still keep the original storyline. [[http://philwhiteley.com/zoom/1400x720/656038.html]] [[http://philwhiteley.com/zoom/1400x720/633643.html]] [[http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm102/zairianara/mambodance.jpg]] [[http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm102/zairianara/mumblereturn.jpg]] [[http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm102/zairianara/ebdn-1.jpg]] [[http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm102/zairianara/Mumble_28Regular29_26_Gloria.jpg]]