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Happy Feet
(2006)
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Composed, Co-Programmed, Co-Arranged, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
John Ashton Thomas
Jessica Wells
James K. Lee
Kevin Kliesch

Score Album Compiled by:
Daniel Lerner
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Atlantic Records
(December 19th, 2006)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release, following a song-only album for the film that contains only one suite of score material.
Awards
AWARDS
Nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you admire John Powell's highly diversified talents across several genres of music and/or are specifically seeking the massively serious, dramatic cues from the film.

Avoid it... if you seek any of the major songs you heard in the film.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #756
WRITTEN 12/30/06
Powell
Powell
Happy Feet: (John Powell) One can only wonder how good Happy Feet could have been if it hadn't decided to punch audiences in the face with a political statement in the last half hour. A beautifully rendered film about the world's favorite tuxedoed fuzzies from Antarctica, Happy Feet offers a dazzling collection of elements sure to please the under-10 crowd. It's a musical on ice, telling the tale of a young penguin unable to sing and therefore alienated from the penguin society. As a tap-dancer, this penguin's journey to acceptance follows chances, dance numbers, and sentimental interludes, with critics noting that the fantastic camera work for the animation will make the film tolerable for any adult. But Happy Feet isn't without its flaws; some viewers have been bothered by the film's handling of the idea of "being different," while others simply can't get over the ending. As live action humans invade the picture, audiences are treated to pro-conservation statements that are likely to fly over the heads of the 10-year-olds and annoy the adults. Nevertheless, music plays a pivotal role in the film, and composer John Powell was involved with the film for several years as he helped shape the production. In musical format, several songs were incorporated into Happy Feet in a similar fashion to the immensely popular Moulin Rouge a few years ago, with a substantial blending of underscore in between. The voices of the actors are employed for the songs, which in the case of Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams have already been proven. Powell had a direct hand in selecting and/or arranging and producing the songs for the film, a good move considering the potential disconnection that can always happen between the songs and score in such a project.



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VIEWER RATINGS
408 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.39 Stars
***** 92 5 Stars
**** 123 4 Stars
*** 95 3 Stars
** 49 2 Stars
* 49 1 Stars
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"In My Room"
Timothy Heim - May 27, 2015, at 2:51 a.m.
1 comment  (298 views)
Music
Bill - May 27, 2008, at 4:05 p.m.
1 comment  (1463 views)
Music from the albatros clip
Michael Björk - November 30, 2007, at 1:34 p.m.
1 comment  (1668 views)
Powell's about two or three kidflicks away from becoming the new Dave Newman:   Expand >>
HR - January 27, 2007, at 11:59 p.m.
2 comments  (3154 views)
Newest: February 2, 2007, at 6:36 p.m. by
Evan B.
Song Album
Evan B. - January 5, 2007, at 5:34 p.m.
1 comment  (1687 views)
Surprisingly Dramatic   Expand >>
Matthew - December 31, 2006, at 6:27 p.m.
2 comments  (2513 views)
Newest: January 12, 2007, at 7:29 a.m. by
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 67:40
• 1. The Huddle (2:22)
• 2. The Eggs Hatch (0:39)
• 3. Birth of Mumble (1:43)
• 4. Wives Ho! (4:07)
• 5. Singing Lessons (2:18)
• 6. The Skua Birds (2:30)
• 7. In My Room (1:22)
• 8. Graduation (1:35)
• 9. Fish (1:42)
• 10. Leopard Seal (3:01)
• 11. Adelieland (3:02)
• 12. Bob's Led (1:33)
• 13. Finding Aliens (1:47)
• 14. Lovelace's Pile (3:03)
• 15. If I Could Sing (0:45)
• 16. Exile (2:18)
• 17. The Leader of the Pack (1:25)
• 18. Finding Lovelace (2:39)
• 19. Gloria Joins (3:04)
• 20. The Hill (1:21)
• 21. Fun Food Storm (5:19)
• 22. Killer Whales (2:52)
• 23. The Alien Ships (4:46)
• 24. In the Zoo (3:20)
• 25. First Contact (1:46)
• 26. Mumble Returns (1:34)
• 27. Tap Versus Chant (2:56)
• 28. The Helicopter (0:53)
• 29. Communication (1:58)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
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