Happy Feet

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Happy Feet is a 2006 film about a penguin who can't sing, in a society which finds soul mates through song. Instead, he can dance, leading to friction in his colony.

Directed by George Miller. Written by Warren Coleman, John Collee, George Miller, and Judy Morris
Warning: May Cause Toe-Tapping


  • Guys, we have a mystery here. A mind-boggling mystery.
  • Whatever you do, stay out of the water!


  • [as the "talisman" is taken off of his neck] Rejoice!
  • ENOUGH! It's a bad day for you! You're dealing with Lovelace now, and my man Mumble here. [Raul: You tell them, Lovelace!] Be gone, demon fish! Adiós!! Andiamo!! That's right. Boo-hoo! You hightail it back to your mamas!
  • Hey! It's me, Lovelace! Formerly known as Guru! I'm gonna be telling your story, happy feet! Long after you dead and gone!


[after Mumble fails at his singing lessons]
Mumble: Hey, you know what? I can leave school. I can go to work. The three of us.
Memphis: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, little fella! You ain't going nowhere until you've got yourself an education. Get them singing muscles big and strong. You got that?
Mumble: I will try, pal.
Memphis: You bet you will. The word "triumph" starts with "try" and it ends with--
Mumble: "Umph"!
Memphis: That's right! A great big "umph"! I'm going fishing.

Leopard Seal: [to Mumble] Come here, sausage. I take you with ketchup.
Ramon: But first you got to catch up!
[The other penguins burst out laughing.]
Raul: Oh, here he comes! We better move in half an hour!
[The penguins taunt the leopard seal by moving in slow-motion]

Leopard Seal: Remember, dumplings, I know where you live.
Raul: Yeah, it’s called land, lard-face!
Nestor: Rub back any time, blubber-butt!
Mumble: [to the leopard seal] See you, fatty.
[The Amigos pause and look at Mumble for a moment]
Raul: That's cool! "See you, fatty!"
[The Amigos laugh]
Ramon: Did it take you a while to come up with that one?!

Ramon: [to Mumble] Hey, stretch, you like to party?
Mumble: Party? l guess so.
Lombardo: Well, stick with us, baby.
Nestor: Yeah, cause we practically own the action here.
Adelie Penguins: MUMBO!
Mumble: Everybody's so...spontan-you-us!
Ramon: Spontan-you-us!
Raul: And these are the bad times!
Lombardo: Yeah, our food chain go loco.
Rinaldo: Everyone a bit down.
Ramon: But it ain't gonna stop no party!

[Mumble sees an Adelie penguin with a rock in his mouth]
Mumble: Gosh, he's eating rocks!
[The Amigos laugh in reaction to Mumble's statement]
Nestor: You hear what he said?!
Lombardo: Eating rocks!
Mumble: But he had a rock in his mouth.
Nestor: That's no rock, hombre. lt's love stones.
Raul: For building the nest.
Lombardo: The one with the most pebbles wins.
Ramon: You know: Chicka, chicka, boom, boom! [the four other Amigos join in with a hip thrust action] Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom!
Mumble: You're not interested in chicas?
Ramon: You kidding?! Without us, the chicas got no boom!
Mumble: So, why aren't you collecting pebbles?
Rinaldo: Pebbles, schmebbles, man.
Ramon: We got personality, with a capital Y! Why? Because we're hot!
Nestor: Watch and learn, tall boy!

Lovelace: Hear me! There's not enough love in the world. Turn to the penguin next to you, put your flippers up, fluff him up a little bit and give him a great big hug!
Raul: [to Ramon] What you hugging me for?!
Ramon: He told me to.
Raul: Get away! Get away!
Ramon: No, you like it....
Nestor: Get off him, Ramon.

Ramon: You have just got to do exactly what I say!
Mumble: Okay.
Ramon: Did I say, "okay"?
Mumble: No! No! No! No! No! No! No! No!
Ramon: What did I say?
Mumble: Do exactly what you say.
Ramon: Exactly what I say!!

Lombardo: Why would Lovelace help?
Raul: He not like you at all.
Mumble: I'll just appeal to his better nature.
Nestor: How you gonna do that?
Raul: Cruel and unusual punishment?
Lombardo: Unimaginable torture?
Ramon: Imaginable torture?
Rinaldo: Your singing?
Ramon, Nestor, Raul and Lombardo: No!!!!
Rinaldo: [imitates Mumble's singing] Can anybody find meeeeeeeeee?
Lombardo: Ohhhhhhh... you breaking the ice!
Ramon: Avalanche!
Mumble: Yes, okay, thank you...

[after Mumble drives Gloria away]
Nestor: Amigo, that is a good thing you do.
Ramon: She is going to be so much better off without you. She is going to find a good steady guy to comfort her...
[Raul attempts to slap him, but misses]
Ramon: ...and love her up real good and raise a big family, then she gone let herself go...
Rinaldo: Ramon. Ramon! He's hurting bad. He's hurting bad.

[Mumble and the Amigos come across some elephant seals]
Kev: You blokes better be lost, because trespassing's a crime.
Mumble: We're just passing through.
Raul: Yeah, we're with him.
Nev: Oy, you wouldn't be heading over them distant hills and through the blizzard country?
Mumble: If it's the only way to the forbidden shore, yeah.
Nev: Crikey. You might come face to face with an annihilator.
Mumble: An alien annihilator?
Nev: Too right. Cut you up as soon as look at you.
Trev: Waste every living thing in their path.
Mumble: Could they be annihilating the fish?
Trev: Every living thing.
Barry: Merciless, mate. Merciless. Even if you're a whopping great whale, they drag your sorry carcass ashore, dice you up, melt you down, and turn you into fun food.
Trev: One day you're a big old whale; next minute... fun food.
Mumble: Someone's gotta stop them.
Barry: Oh yeah? What's gonna be your approach?
Mumble: lf l could just talk to them. Appeal to their better nature.
Barry: Beauty. When that crafty little trick pays off, you be sure to let us know, won't you?
Mumble: All right, Lovelace, let's go.
Barry: See you, Lovelace. Your funeral, mate.

Noah: [to Mumble] So you dare come back?
Penguin: He says he's found aliens and they're taking our fish. He says that they're coming and we all have to do this. [imitates Mumble's dancing]
Gloria: Mumble, turn around.
[Mumble turns around and reveals a tracking device on his back. The penguins gasp in amazement.]
Gloria: ls that from them?
Mumble: Yeah. But don't be afraid. l think it's a way to find me, that's all.
Noah: You led them here? You turned them on your own kind?!
Gloria: Wait a second. You just said there's no such thing as aliens.
Noah: [brief pause] Well, there's not. But if there were, only a traitorous fool would bring them here!
Mumble: But they have to come! They're the ones taking our fish. They can do something about it.
Noah: None but the Great 'Guin hath the power to give and take away!
Mumble: But the Great 'Guin did not put things out of whack, the aliens did!
Noah: A fool returns this day to mock our suffering! We are starving, and he wants us to hippity-hop! So, do we hold fast to our ways?! Or do we bend to the fetid fantasies of a dancing fool?!

Deleted scene (Mumble Meets a Blue Whale)[edit]

[While swimming in the endless waters in search of the "aliens", Mumble suddenly encounters a large whale. In shock, he jumps out of the water, where he sees an albatross flying in the sky]
Albatross: Don't fret, cobber. He wouldn't hurt a fly!
[The whale rises out of the water and makes several noises]
Mumble: You're absolutely sure?
Albatross: You're looking at your blue whale, mate. Isn't he a beauty?
Mumble: He's...he's so big. And so loud!
Albatross: He's talking to you, champ. Wants to know what a little tackle like yourself's doing out here on the Convergent?
Mumble: What?
Albatross: Where the cold water meets the warm. Big northern currents. Once you cross the Convergent, squirt, no gettin back.
Mumble: But I gotta talk to the aliens!
Albatross: The aliens?
Mumble: The ones taking all the fish!
Albatross: Struth! Who'd you think took out the whales?
Mumble: The whales, too? Someone's gotta stop them.
Albatross: Oh, yeah. And what's gonna be your approach?
Mumble: If...if I could just talk to them.
Albatross: Beauty! And when that crafty little trick pays off, you be sure to let me know.
[The whale makes another sound]
Mumble: What's he saying now?
Albatross: He's saying you're a wanker. Go back to your own kind. Enjoy life while you can. [Begins flying away]
Mumble: Well, sir, truth is...I don't really have a kind.
[Mumble continues swimming away in the water, as the albatross watches]
Albatross: Crikey! Now that's unusual animal behavior. But I like it! [Flies away] Whoo!

About Happy Feet[edit]

  • On the first one, we sent a whole crew down to Antarctica. Our key designers and technical crew went down. One of the producers, Bill Miller, my brother, he went down. Then, we have a penguin expert called Dr. Penguin, one of the world’s leading authorities on the penguin. Well, he’s now on his 20th year down there. He goes down there every year. So, but all of our rigging, the people who rigged for the animation, they know the anatomy of a krill or an elephant seal or a penguin just really well. Because it’s based on nature, it kind of picks up on nature. We have to exaggerate our main characters because otherwise every character would look the same. It’s almost impossible to tell the movie like that. But by and large, everything is very close to their anatomy, not only that, the behavior of snow and wind and even the clouds in the sky is something that we follow very closely.


  • Warning: May Cause Toe-Tapping.
  • Everybody Dance Now!
  • What's Your Heartsong?

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