A new trailer has gone online for George Miller’s Happy Feet Two. I know I’m not the target audience for these movies but I find penguins adorable. Theoretically, I should be willing to give the Happy Feet flicks the benefit of the doubt on that alone. But the animators for the Happy Feet films made a serious error when they decided to give the penguins human eyes. The characters all exist in a weird middle ground between trying to have animated expressions and still remain realistic-looking. The movies are made worse by the having penguins squeak out hip-hop songs. But none of that matters because the movie will probably make hundreds of millions of dollars. Hooray.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which doesn’t tell you what the movie is about (Mumble and his son have to find an escape route when the penguin population is covered in ice). The film features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Common, Magda Szubanski, and Anthony LaPagila. Happy Feet Two opens in 3D on November 18th.
Click over to Yahoo! Movies to see the trailer in HD.
Here’s the official synopsis of Happy Feet Two (which also does a poor job of telling you what the movie is about):
Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven — a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures — from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals — to put things right.