DVD: Happy Feet Two (U)


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The Independent Culture

Mumble the tap-dancing penguin and his Antarctica pals return for this lazy, confusing sequel.

This time around, a grown-up Mumble deals with the disappointment that his small son, Erik, doesn't crave to dance; instead, he hankers to fly like the Mighty Sven. However, bigger problems are afoot as an ice block crashes into their home, blocking the Emperor Penguins from the sea. To enliven the flimsy plot, tiresome, Glee-like song and dance routines are thrown in at any opportunity. An astonishing list of actors – Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving – waste their vocal talents on this below-standard animation.