One of the most impressive things about most animated films is that they are made with each voice actor doing their recording sessions individually. Though you can never sense it in the final cut, one has to imagine that it's a challenge reading lines not only when you're not given any sensory stimuli, but when you're having a conversation with someone who isn't there. In the making of Happy Feet Two, however, director George Miller didn't bother with that. Instead, he brought all of his voice actors into one room - an impressive feat given that the cast includes names like Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams Hank Azaria, Elijiah Wood and many more - and had them interact.
So what happens when you get that many talented people into one room? Find out in the newly released behind-the-scenes featurette below (or you can watch it in HD over on Apple).
In the sequel to the 2006 hit, Mumble (Wood) has a son of his own named Erik (Ava Acres) who is having a bit of trouble finding his talent as either a singer or a dancer. Deciding to run away, he meets someone amazing: Sven (Azaria), a penguin that can fly. The problems really start, however, when Mumble goes to bring Erik back home and they discover that their entire home has been blocked in by a major iceberg.
Happy Feet Two arrives in theaters on November 18th. To learn more about it, be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.
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