Excerpt: It’s taken me a little while to accept, but I now fully support the Academy for making “Best Animated Film” a bona fide Oscar category. Yes, I’m sure that’s the endorsement that they were all waiting for, right?
Conclusion: Happy Feet is a film that should leave most filmgoers, well, happy, with at least a portion of what the movie has to offer. Political overtones aside, the film does offer some good life lessons about the importance of acceptance and character, and living the life you feel you're meant to live,...
Conclusion: I'm at a loss for how to rate Happy Feet in the final analysis. If you're a parent, you probably have no choice but to buy a copy no matter what I say here. It's certainly an unusual movie, and many children seem to enjoy it (though to be fair, many others complain of finding it "boring").
Conclusion: 'Happy Feet' is a truly adorable movie. Despite the controversy surrounding the film's eco-friendly message, I found it to be an inspirational story about individuality first and foremost, not a polemic. It also boasts outstanding animation and top voice talent.
Excerpt: Rarely has a film's opening been so fortuitously timed as Happy Feet. This computer-animated comedy about penguins arrives in the wake of Madagascar, a computer-animated comedy which was stolen by penguins and, of course, March Of The Penguins, the smash hit documentary about the flightless birds.
Excerpt: From the trailers you might think Happy Feet is a rather silly kids' movie about happy little penguins dancing and singing. It's not. Happy Feet is a true epic. It's Lord of the Rings with flippers. Star Wars with fish. The Lion King with flightless birds instead of predators.
Excerpt: The 'penguins dancing' concept relies heavily on gimic, and so due credit should be given to the CGI wizards behind this flick. After a slow start, the laughs come fast once Humble begins his journey with his Latin companions. By the end, you won't be able to stop tapping your feet.