Get tapped into IMAX! The digitally re-mastered IMAX release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Happy Feet will open in 79 IMAX theatres in North America this Friday, November 17, 2006. The film has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with proprietary IMAX DMR (Digital Re-mastering) technology.
Happy Feet is directed by George Miller (the Babe films, Lorenzo’s Oil and the Mad Max trilogy) with an all-star ensemble cast, featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia.
“Early screenings and reviews of Happy Feet have been sensational, proving that this is a film the whole family will enjoy throughout the entire holiday season,” said Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures. “We are thrilled to be able to bring it to theatergoers in both conventional and IMAX theaters this weekend, to kick off the holidays.”
“The lovable characters and exhilarating soundtrack of Happy Feet look and sound spectacular in IMAX,” added Greg Foster, Chairman and President of IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “We are thrilled that the expanding network of IMAX theatres will enable more moviegoers to have the opportunity to experience Happy Feet in a very special way this holiday season.”
Happy Feet is set In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, Deep in Antarctica, you’re nobody unless you can sing-which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune…tap dancing. Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, but his dad, Memphis, says “it just ain’t penguin.” Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. Leaving home, Mumble meets the Adelie Amigos, led by Ramon. The Adelies invite Mumble to party with them in Adelie Land, where Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life’s questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller production, in association with Animal Logic Film. A George Miller film, Happy Feet features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia. The film also features the tap dancing of Savion Glover. Happy Feet is directed by George Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. The film is produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller and Bill Miller,with Zareh Nalbandian, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Bruce Berman executive producing. The music is composed by John Powell.