Happy Feet

I’m finally caught up with all the old Netflix stuff I had (this week I put DVDs from March, June, and September in the mail), finishing with watching Happy Feet last night. What a cute movie! And the animation was spectacular. I will admit that I was a little irritated with the agenda-pushing at the end (not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with the agenda being pushed, but it seemed a bit forced to me), but the special features made up for that.

For one, I had no idea Steve Irwin had been involved with the movie. The first special feature is a nice tribute to him, while also being sort of a deleted scene.

And you’d certainly expect Savion Glover to show up somewhere in the special features, but instead of going into the technical aspects of his involvement (which I wouldn’t have minded seeing), it was a fun little dance lesson. I’m not going to be taking up tap dancing anytime soon, but the “heart song” message was kind of nice.

I start receiving new movies today! Since I hardly ever get out to see movies anymore, I have a long list of stuff I want to see soon.

P.S. Not that I expect she still pops over to my blog ever, but happy belated birthday, Theresa! Hope you got better stuff than Blazer, who turned 3 yesterday and only received a new cardboard scratcher.

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2 responses to “Happy Feet

  1. See, I didn’t even notice the agenda-pushing at the end when I saw it,because Ididn’t see it as that. Of course, I thought fishing in Antarctica was illegal because of the Antarctic treaty, so I took it as fiction.

  2. I don’t really know the specifics of the Antarctic Treaty System, but a quick bit of searching makes it seem as though fishing wasn’t regulated via the ATS until 1982 (see http://www.ccamlr.org/pu/e/gen-intro.htm). And according to a few articles, overfishing still is one of the current threats to penguins (e.g., http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=2683077).

    I didn’t mind the message about overfishing before the movie (I don’t know if that was shown in the theater or not), but it was just something I was expecting in the movie.

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