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General Information

Poster for Happy Feet
  • Directed by

    George Miller

  • Screenplay by

    George Miller, John Collee, Warren Coleman and Judy Morris

  • Music Composed by

    John Powell

  • Theatrical Release Date

    November 17, 2006 (also in IMAX theaters)

  • DVD Release Date

    March 27, 2007 (Region 1 - North America)

  • Blu-ray Release Date

    january 31, 2012 (pre-order )

  • Production Companies

    Kingdom Features Productions, Animal Logic, Kennedy Miller Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures

  • Distribution Companies

    Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Lovelace / Ramon

  • Elijah Wood


  • Brittany Murphy


  • Nicole Kidman

    Norma Jean

  • Hugh Jackman


  • Denise Blasor

    Adélie Chica


Set in Antarctica, this computer-animated comedy--which involves musical and dance elements--follows young Mumble, a musically challenged emperor penguin with an unusual gift, who finds the heart to pursue his dream. Unlike all the other penguins in his flock, Mumble can't sing. Gloria is the best singer, and she just wants to hear a heart song from him. But since Mumble is unable to sing, they think something is wrong with him and send him away.

Robin about Happy Feet

"Oh man, it is a blast and he is so much fun because he just lets you rip," Robin said about Miller. "He put me in a room with all these Latino comics and it has been so much fun."
"I play about four different characters: An Argentinean penguin, a big Emperor penguin, and a sea lion, amongst others."


  • Lovelace

    Turn to the penguin next to you and give him a great big hug.

  • Penguin

    What are you hugging me for?

  • Ramon

    He told me to.

  • Penguin

    Get away!

  • Ramon

    No, you like it.

  • Lovelace

    Ladies, please avert your eyes. 'Cos I've been known to hypnotize.

  • Ramon

    I heard an animal once do that and when they rolled him over he was dead.



WARNING: May Cause Toe-Tapping.

Filming Info

  • Dates

    April 28, 2003 - unknown

  • Locations


International Release Dates

  • Thailand

    November 16, 2006

  • Germany

    November 23, 2006

  • Austria

    November 24, 2006

  • Belgium

    November 29, 2006

  • Netherlands

    December 6, 2006

  • Argentina

    December 7, 2006

  • Finland

    December 8, 2006

  • Latvia

    December 15, 2006

  • Egypt

    December 20, 2006

  • Estonia

    December 22, 2006

  • Australia

    December 26, 2006

  • Turkey

    January 19, 2007

International Titles

  • Argentina / Colombia / Peru / Venezuela

    Happy feet - El pingüino

  • Spain

    Happy feet - Rompiendo el hielo
    Happy feet - Trencant el gel (Catalan title)

  • Canada

    Les petits pieds du bonheur (French title)

  • Turkey

    Neseli ayaklar

Extra Info

The non-musical voice work of Wood and Murphy were recorded by May 2003, and in October 2003 they started recording the songs.

The CGI-animated project was completed in Australia. Animal Logic served as the animation production studio for Happy Feet.

A sequel, Happy Feet 2, was released on November 18, 2011

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $198,000,317 (USA)
    $186,335,291 (international)
    $384,335,608 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $41,533,432 (3,804 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    3,804 theaters

  • In Release

    175 days / 25 weeks

  • Closing Date

    May 10, 2007

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