Tappy Toes is an obvious knockoff of Happy Feet ...up to a point.Other than the fact that it's about a penguin learning to dance, the plot is somewhat different from Happy Feet, as it mostly deals with evil sea lions (which came from a minor plot point in Happy Feet).The animation is done by Renegade Animations; you might be familiar with their work on The Mr. Men Show, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Chop Kick Panda.
- Adobe Flash
- Covers Always Lie: Like with Back to the Sea, the cover depicts the film as CGI. Where in reality, it's done in flash.
- The Eeyore: Pingo's dad, Ozzie. Even to the point he didn't cheer his wife after Pingo was kidnapped.Gerty: Do you think maybe there's some way, somehow it survived?Ozzie: No, Gerty. No, I don't.Bobsheaux:' Wow, way to keep her spirits up, you douche-noodle.
- Lampshading: Does this several times.
- Mock Buster
- More Than Meets the Eye: Downplayed. As stated before, the plot is different compared to Happy Feet. It does recycle a lot (but not all) of the tropes and characters used in Happy Feet, however. For example, there was an antagonistic pinniped in Happy Feet.
- Those Two Guys: Buddy and Lou.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Gabby and Thrasher.