Happy Feet 2 Teaser Poster Has George Miller's Penguins On Thin Ice

By Sean O'Connell 2011-07-26 14:21:45discussion comments
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The first teaser trailer for George Miler’s animated sequel Happy Feet Two didn’t exactly have us dancing with joy. Maybe it was the use of Justin Timberlake’s I'm Bringing Sexy Back that turned off our very own Eric Eisenberg, but I think he hit the nail on the head when he said the clip “destroyed all the goodwill” he built up for the sequel because of how much he enjoyed the first film. It’s unlikely this latest poster, which we have below, is going to change anyone’s mind about the second Happy Feet, which reaches theaters in November...oh, excuse me. “Novemburr,” as studio marketing materials are calling it. Here’s the poster, courtesy of Moviefone:



The story behind Miller’s sequel involves Mumble (Elijah Wood) the penguin’s son, Erik (Elizabeth Daily), who runs away in shame when he realizes he can’t dance like his father. The real problems arise, however, when Erik finds a new mentor in The Mighty Sven, a penguin who’s able to fly. Pop singer Pink joins the ensemble as the voice of Erik’s mother, Gloria, who originally was voiced by the late Brittany Murphy. Robin Williams also is set to return as Ramon, while Brad Pitt and Matt Damon are down to voice krill. Can you tell which A-listers have kids they want to impress/entertain?

The poster doesn’t suggest much beyond the tagline – “Every Step Counts” – and the fact that young Erik appears to be treading on some thin ice. But what is with the festive rainbow colors used for the word Two on the one-sheet? Are they inspired by Fox’s hit movie Rio, or are they meant to suggest something else entirely? That initial teaser clip was heavy on rap and hip-hop, so I don’t think Happy will have a vibrant Salsa beat. But we’ll find out for sure when Miller’s Happy Feet Two arrives in cinemas.
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