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Monday, 28 July 2008

HAPPY FEET!

"I am beautiful
in every single way
words cant bring me down
We are beautiful
no matter what they say
words cant bring us down
so dont u bring me down today"
- Christina Aguilera "BEAUTIFUL"

So I just saw the movie "HAPPY FEET" on Saturday, and i found it profound!

You are probably wondering what's so deep about that kiddie movie?

I'll tell you.

SUMMARY:

Mumble was dropped as an egg by Memphis (his dad) which "probably" led to his "being different".

He was different because he had no heart song (which was a big deal for penguins) and he couldn't sing (i love Mumble but his singing was godawful! lol) BUT he could tapdance! While his ability to dance was frowned upon by the penguin clan and considered "hippity-hopping", it was what saved the penguins from perishing from lack of fishes!

Mumble danced his way into the heart of -"The Aliens/abductors, penguins (because they walked upright) who had fat faces and looked very strange"...lmao!- the humans, who decided to save this beautiful and talented specie from extinction by putting a limit to fishing in the oceans.

So, Mumble not only found the answer to their famine problem in Penguindom, he taught all the penguins to tapdance. His "disability" became something everyone wanted to learn.

LESSON LEARNT:

""WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT (DISADVANTAGED IN PEOPLE'S EYES) IS PROBABLY WHAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD."

The movie gets five stars in my book, i recommend it for everyone and will definitely see it again. I especially loved the "dwarf" Latino penguins and Lovelace! they were hilarious. I'm not surprised cuz Mambo's(the funniest one) voice was done by Robin Williams (that's one guy I'll always find funny) and he had this way of saying "let me tell something to you" that cracked me up no end.

For those who've seen it, tell me if u saw what i saw in it and for those who haven't, please watch with your kids, little cousins, nieces, nephews and tell them the very important lesson that can be learnt from it.

46 comments:

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

1st. and i own happy feet. ohhh its really good.

watch surf up too. not has good as happy feet but close.

OluwaDee said...

1st!

OluwaDee said...

Ok, with this comment moderation, I don;t know if am really 1st.

Anywayz I won't see the movies, as am not into cartoons. I have to be really bored and cajoled to watch it.

That said I like the lesson form the movie;
"WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT IS PROBABLY WHAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD."

Have a lovely week.

LG said...

lol@ "hippity-hopping"
dats a new one, hehehehe

i ll definitely watch it (w'end tho')
howz wrk? hows BB's arm? hope better.

Shubby Doo said...

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could celebrate our differences as well as sharing in our similarities but as Schwab says ‘the hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.’ Especially because we have been programmed to think we are supposed to be slaves of the ordinary.

You’re so right…

"WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT (DISADVANTAGED IN PEOPLE'S EYES) IS PROBABLY WHAT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD."

Nice one

archiwiz said...

FIRST!!!

archiwiz said...

Uh ohhh...I might not really be first then... Oh well...


I love kiddie flicks as well. The life lessons you pulled out are so true. Some people hate themselves because they are different, and they forget that God had an intelligent design when creating them, and the designing their destiny.

Jaycee said...

*smiles*

I saw the movie and loved it. Learnt pretty much the same lessons! :)

AlooFar said...

Hello Smaragd,

I should watch that movie.

You know your I discussed your last post with my colleagues. Our conclusion... Naija police dey craze. Hope that guy is fine O!

... and what happened to your drums... lol

Enigma said...

T'WAS A GOOD MOVIE,

Aphrodite said...

Loved the review.
Sounds like a good movie for the kids.

Afrobabe said...

I saw it…lol..I see all animations..i really loved it too though some of the rejection scenes almost made me cry…was really cool…glad you learnt something from it cos uptill now I didn’t lol..

Standtall said...

Happy feet was trully inspiring. I related with the lesson learnt

Standtall said...

Light NK and Oluwadee were d 1st position contender and the winner is.......

isha said...

Happy feet was such a lovely movie. how are you doing?

Mz. Dee said...

I LOVEEEEEE U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have u seen d movie?!?!?!

Mz. Dee said...

oh wait.. the post is about the movie!! my bad. make i read.

Mz. Dee said...

smaragd oo i love uuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!
and i love Happy feet! and i love the exact same thingz u loved about the movie!!
esp the LET ME TELL SUMTHIN TO U!!! god it was hilllllarious.

and the lil spanish penguinz are so damn funi! i was in stitches!

the movie made me cry at sum points. and i hate doze weird speakin old penguins.

abeg.. itz my fave animiation. after i saw Shark Tale, i didnt think any other animation cud beat it. Call me a 5 yr old oo!! Me i love Happy Feet!!!! and his elvis speakin father!:p

nna.. i cud go on 4eva. ur post has got me jumpin 4rm bed!

Mz. Dee said...

ok 4th comment.. free me jo!!
i lurvvvvvvv the part where dat whale was chasin Memphis and the penguins started makin fun of him! lol

make i go abeg.

Mz. Dee said...

ok 4th comment.. free me jo!!
i lurvvvvvvv the part where dat whale was chasin Memphis and the penguins started makin fun of him! lol

make i go abeg.

Mz. Dee said...

ooo one more thing!!
4th comment...make una no vex o!
I luv d part where dat whale is chasin memphis and the spanish penguinz are makin fun of him. Lolllzz

Baroque said...

you seem quite lifted by the cartoon...funny, i saw the trailer like 4days ago & said i wasn't gonna watch it...maybe now i will

Smaragd said...

LIGHTY, yea, u are first. kindred spirit u are..lol. i've seen surf's up and u are right,it's not as good but close.

OLUWADEE aka IYAWOLOLA, lol @ comment moderation, sorry.
happy feet isnt actually a cartoon, it's animation, try it out babe, seriously. glad u like the lesson sha. and u have a lovely week too.

LG, pls watch it o. BB is much better thanx sweets and work just dey jare.

SHUBBY DOO (ur name brings a lot of funny songs to mind...lol), beautiful quote. who is SCHWAB? another of ur chinese wise men eh? *winks* glad u like the lesson.

ARCHIWIZ, aww paww baby, no u arent first...lol, sowwy. "they forget that GOD had an intelligent design when creating them" ... exactly! thank u.

JC, kindred spirit as always eh?

ALOOFAR, please watch. BB's much better now, thanx. drums?

ENIGMA, yea it is.

STANDTALL, yet another kindred spirit. and the winner is ... *drums rolling*... LIGHTY NK!

ISHA, and yet another kindred spirit! i am good babe, this ur picture makes my mouth water o.

Smaragd said...

AFRO aka DESPOILER OF FRUITS...lol, and yet another kindred spirit! u see all animations too? awwww, i now forgive u for spoiling fruits for me! lol.

yea, the rejection scenes were very touching. lol @ not learning any lesson, funny.

MZ DEE, and i looooooovee u too babe. u are definitely the numero uno kindred spirit! and "Let me tell something to JYOU, if i called u a 5yr old, what would that make? lol"

I found Shark Tale amazing as well, and Finding Nemo! have u seen that?

u are now officially my very good friend!

BAROQUE, u being a guy et al, u myt not see my excitement in the movie, but still give it a try okay?

how come u just saw the trailer? it's been out for yonks!

Smaragd said...

MZ DEE, i meant " ...what would that make ME"*

aloted said...

first time here and i love ur analysis of the movie. seen it before i enjoyed it.

ibiluv said...

will get to it some day...the movie that is......

i am with u there....we all are beautiful.......everyone's unique.....

Freaksho said...

you look like mumble,woman.
dance like the dude,too.
bet you cant whistle to save ur life too.

rayo said...

dt aguilera song is one of my fav songs. hvnt cn hapi feet sha. thanks 4 dropn by my blog, how r u

kay-shawn said...

Hello, you know what's funny? I've had 'happy-feet' at home since January and haven't watched it. As I was reading your post I glanced at my DVD collection and was glad that it's still there. I'll watch it tonight and come back to tell you that I've watched it.

uNWrItten* said...

AWWW I LOVE THAT HAPPY FEET MOVIE..ITS SOOO FREAKIN CUTE!!..i want a pet penguin now sef..lol
im fine o!..sorry for the long ass post..i was just venting cuz people were vexing me mehn!..im better now tho..my boo is fine o!..we are just taking it one day at a time..not rushing it..we are in two different states so we have to face the reality of that..but i might be seeing him soon sha..so yay!!!!..how have u been???? :)

uNWrItten* said...

haha oh yea..when the seal is chasing them..and since he cant walk on ice..the amigos were like..u can eat with us with ketchup but first u have to CATCH UP! lol lol..hahahaha..

Chari said...

Happy Feet?

And I thot I was the dulling one...


Chai..

Anywhoo...the lesson seems one good to learn anyways...hmmn..smar babe u didnt tell me u had started watchin cartoons o...wetin hapn na???

Nine said...

A Robin Williams fan!And animation too!Now we just have to introduce you to the good stuff*evil grin*

Moody Crab said...

Babe, I did not abandon you oh. Like I said, I was sick...still sick even now but God dey. I'm, so sorry darling...

Don't worry, this christmas its me, you and lagos. How does that sound?

Doja said...

I watched it in a cinema, I would stick to david attenborough next time.

Naapali said...

Glad you enjoyed Happy Feet. I took older daughter to see it when it first opened in the theaters and we both loved it. It was also fun to see Savion Glover as a tapdancing penguin. The brother has mad skills.

Jinta said...

sorry, i'm quite base. if there's no blood, i cant maintain my interest.

i have a friend who absolutely loves kids movies. she has dvd's for finding nemo, shrek, everything. i find it amazing

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I still havent seen Happy Feet. My baby brother absolutely adores it though! I just dont have the patience for animated flicks!

naijalines said...

I haven't seen any animated pics in ages. maybe this would be the one...

Naapali said...

I find it interesting that many people here, especially those that have not seen the movies, consider animation kids movies. The people at Pixar and Dreamworks long ago realized that children do not come to movies alone, and the only way to get blockbuster audiences is to appeal to the adults that have to sit through the movies.

Movies such as Happy Feet, Finding Nemo, the Shreks, The Incredibles, Wall-E appeal more to adults than many of the ridiculously dumb fare that pass for grown up entertainment.

Parakeet said...

Never seen the movie, truth is I dont have the patience for animation. I think the only one I've seen is Shrek 3 and that was becos one bobo like dat wanted to see it die!

But from the sounds of it this is a good movie.

How u dey SMA? Long time!

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

I cant do animated flicks for shit..something about it not being real gets me..sounds like a good movie..I MIGHt attempt to watch it

tiwalade said...

Seems like I should really go and watch this movie and look out for the profound genius in it

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Queen of My Castle said...

Awwww, I loved this movie. I originally bought it for my little minions but found myself absorbed into the film. The same happened with Open Season, Cars, Kung Fu Panda, and Ice Age. LOL