Movie Premiere Press Release - Happy Feet


Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere


World Premiere of HAPPY FEET on Sunday, November 12

Warner Bros. Pictures:

WHAT: In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you’re nobody unless you can sing — which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune … tap dancing. Though Mumble’s mom, Norma Jean (NICOLE KIDMAN), thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis (HUGH JACKMAN), says it “just ain’t penguin.” Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love.

As fate would have it, his one friend, Gloria (BRITTANY MURPHY), happens to be the best singer around. Mumble and Gloria have a connection from the moment they hatch, but she struggles with his strange “hippity-hoppity” ways. Mumble is just too different — especially for Noah the Elder (HUGO WEAVING), the stern leader of Emperor Land, who ultimately casts him out of the community.

Away from home for the first time, Mumble meets a posse of decidedly un-Emperor-like penguins — the Adelie Amigos. Led by Ramon (ROBIN WILLIAMS), the Adelies instantly embrace Mumble’s cool dance moves and invite him to party with them.

Together, 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 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, and the soundtrack also includes songs sung by Prince, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Gia Farrell, Chrissie Hynde, Patti LaBelle, kd lang, Jason Mraz, and Pink, as well as the tap dancing of Savion Glover.

WHO: From the film: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, E.G. Daily, Carlos Alazraqui and director George Miller. From the soundtrack: Prince, Gia Farrell and Jason Mraz. Celebrity guests include Justin Chambers, Jay Chandrasekhar, Don Cheadle, Jon Cryer, Harry Hamlin, Angus T. Jones, Lucy Lawless, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nia Long, Lisa Rinna, Jeri Ryan, Tyler James Williams, Forest Whitaker, Chandra Wilson, and many more to follow. Special guests also include J.B. and Punkie the penguins, straight from the Columbus Zoo.

WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 2006
              Crew Arrivals: 8:30 AM
              Celebrity Arrivals: 10:00 AM
              Screening: 11:00 AM

WHERE: Grauman's Chinese
               6925 Hollywood Blvd.

- Your coverage of this event is invited -

Press Credentials will be issued at the event

HAPPY FEET has been rated "PG" by the Motion Picture Association of America for "some mild peril and rude humor."

HAPPY FEET will be released nationwide on Friday, November 17, 2006 by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


    Warner Bros. Pictures
    Broadcast: Kim Lerner, 818-954-6718
    Print: Gina Soliz, 818-954-6705
    Photo: Michael Taylor, 818-954-6585
    Online: Orna Zadeh, 818-954-6290
    International: Johnny Jones, 818-954-1268

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