Happy Feet Two (also known as Happy Feet Two in 3D) is an upcoming computer-animated film directed by George Miller, who co-directed the original film Happy Feet. Animal Logic Films in Santa Monica, California, and Dr. D Studios in Sydney, Australia are producing the film which is currently set to premier in North American theaters on November 18, 2011 in RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. The film will be released with a Looney Tunes short called Daffy’s Rhapsody
Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.
Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are set to repeat their previous performances as Mumble, Ramon, and Lovelace. Also set to work on the film are Carlos Alazraqui,Johnny A. Sanchez, Lombardo Boyar and Jeffrey Garcia as Nestor, Lombardo, Raul, and Rinaldo. No other actors have been confirmed as repeating their earlier performances.
Brittany Murphy, who originally voiced Mumble’s love interest Gloria, was set to reprise her role and begin recording sometime in 2010, but her death on December 20, 2009 has rendered that impossible. Pink appears to be Murphy’s replacement and Miller has confirmed that she will contribute a song, and Brad Pitt and Matt Damon will voice the tiny krill. Hank Azaria has also signed on to play a new character. Elizabeth Daily, who played young Mumble in the previous film, will play Mumble’s choreo-phobic son Erik and Sofía Vergara will also appear in the film as a new character. There is to be a live action scene in the movie as in the firstHappy Feet. Mitchell Hicks has signed up as the movie’s choreographer.
A promotional image of all the penguins from the first movie with the title “Happy Feet 2” has been relased at CineMovie.tv.
Happy Feet Two – The Videogame is being made by KMM Games for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. WayForward Technologies is producing a version for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS.
There are several books available for sale based on Happy Feet Two. Whether they follow the storyline of the movie or not is currently unknown. Also to be released with these books is a 2012 calendar. These books and the calender are due for release on August 1, 2011.