Happy Feet Two is the sequel to the 2006 Happy Feet movie. This animated movie was released in US theaters on November 18, 2011 with 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D versions. In this movie the main character of the first Happy Feet, Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood), now has a son named Erik (voiced by Ava Acres).
Happy Feet Two opens
with the Emperor Penguins all dancing, except Erik. Erik is afraid to
dance and when he finally does try for the first time he horribly
embarrasses himself. Erik ends up leaving Emperor-land and following
Ramon (one of the Adelie penguins from the first movie) to Adelie-land.
Erik is joined by his friends Boadicia and Atticus.
in Adelie-land as a strange penguin named Sven (voiced by Hank Azaria)
that can fly is about to tell his story. Sven talks about being the
last of his kind and being rescued by a Russian vessel, which also ends
up rescuing Lovelace the Macaroni penguin who also appeared in Happy Feet Two.
Sven and Lovelace escape the ship after Sven thinks they are going to
eat them. They end up in Antarctica where Sven becomes revered like a
god because he reveals lichen when he first lands on the continent.
Ramon accuses Sven of being a false god, but begins to believe when he
tries Sven think to find a mate (Carmen).
Mumble follows after his
son and friends when it is discovered they have left Emperor-land.
Erik thinks Sven can teach him to fly and does not want to return to
Emperor-land, but goes with his dad after Sven tells him to. On the way
back to Emperor-land they have an encounter with an elephant seal named
Bryan, who does not want to let them cross the ice bridge. Bryan ends
up falling in the ice crevasse and Mumble gets a leopard seal to follow
him to help break ice and save Bryan. Bryan thanks Mumble and says he
Mumble, Erik, Boadicia, and Atticus notice the terrain
is different as they are returning to Emperor-land and when they get
there discover that Emperor-land has been blocked by a giant iceberg.
The iceberg has trapped all the other Emperor penguins and they try to
bring fish to keep them from starving while they try to find a way out.
They soon realize it is hopeless on their own and Boadicia goes to
Adelie-land to bring help.
While Boadicia is gone, Erik breaks
down and skuas attack. The trapped Emperor penguins fight back and the
skuas are scared off when the help from Adelie-land arrives. The
penguins (Chinstraps as well as Adelie penguins) with Sven as their
leader begin sending fish down to the trapped Emperors with a bucket
brigade style of passing fish.
The Russian vessel that Sven and
Lovelace were on appears and Sven hides. Lovelace on the other hand
goes and gets the Russians to come help the Emperor Penguins. The
Russians begin to make a path up the iceberg for the penguins to get
out, but abandon the effort when bad weather moves in. When the storm
clears it is realized the ocean has frozen over and the humans cannot
return to help and the Adelies cannot go that far to bring food for the
Emperors. Erik tries to get Sven to teach the Emperors to fly, but Sven
cannot and finally admits he is actually a puffin and not a penguin.
hope lost again, Mumble realizes that if they all tap dance they make
chunks of ice fall of the iceberg. Mumble injures himself when he saves
Erik from falling along with a large ice chunk and many Adelie
penguins. Sven then returns and leads the penguins in dancing, but they
need more power.
Mumble and Erik go to Elephant Seal beach to get
Bryan to return the favor. At first Bryan will not come help because
he is in the middle of trying to maintain his dominance. After Erik
sings an opera, Bryan is convinced to help and the Elephant Seals come
to dance on the iceberg with the penguins.
Throughout the movie
there is also a sort of side plot with two krill named Bill and WIll.
Will wants to see what is beyond the swarm and Bill ends up going with
him. In the end, though, they end up back in the swarm under the
iceberg blocking Emperor-land. They dance on the bottom of the ice as
the penguins and elephant seals dance on top.
Working together the
Elephant Seals, penguins, and sort of the krill break the iceberg up
enough to make a path for the Emperor Penguins to escape and families to