Who would have ever thought that an animated feature film would beat out a James Bond flick at the box office… for several consecutive weeks?
You may have noticed that a dancing penguin has doe see doed around Casino Royale, not even letting the new James Bond (Daniel Craig) savor one week of box office victory. Happy Feet was the top movie at the box office for a third straight weekend earning an estimated $17 million. The animated singing penguin movie has now earned $121 million and continues to thrive while Casino Royale has been the runner-up for the third week in a row, raking in $115 million over the duration.
Happy Feet, an animated film starring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Brittany Murphy, and Hugo Weaving is a tale about Emperor Penguins in the Antarctic who meet their mates through song.
However, one penguin, Mumble (Wood), is born without a singing voice and has to tap dance his way through life instead of singing for his supper.
Now, what makes Happy Feet so special?
First off, the cast is full of Hollywood voice talent. Their names alone have stirred a buzz and encouraged people to come to the cinema. Secondly, the concept of a penguin who cannot sing but can tap dance is hilarious in itself. Overcoming obstacles in life, even as a penguin, is also enticing. Thirdly, the visuals were beautifully executed. A stunning masterpiece for the eyes and ears.
Have you seen Happy Feet?
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P.S. Something to note: the late Steve Irwin (Australian Crocodile Hunter) also played a role in making this film tap dance to success. He voiced the character Kev. I believe that the film is also a tribute to him and his love of all creatures, great and small.