What's so great about singing, anyway?
This computer-animated movie is set amongst the current cinematic fave creatures, the Emperor penguins of the antarctic. Our hero is born with a remarkable dancing talent, but is unable to sing. This is a problem since these penguins rely on singing to attract a mate. Rejected by his own kind, and blamed for the lack of fish, our little hero wanders off on his own to find out where the fish are. He meets new friends, and learns some things about the effects humans are having on our world, before returning triumphantly to try and attract a wife.
106 minutes, Parental Guidance
Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family, Musical.
Where's it showing?
Voices of Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Robin Williams
|Screenplay||Warren Coleman, John Collee, George Miller, Judy Morris|
|Music||John Powell, Jamal-Ski|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Kingdom Features Productions, Animal Logic, Kennedy Miller Productions, Village Roadshow Pictures|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | CAP Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Sex||Very mild innuendo|
|Violence||Some scary scenes, in context of nature.|
|Comments||A story of Emperor penguins. It is an animated musical. It has a conservation message. The scary, violent scenes are when the little penguin is hunted by a seal, etc.|
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.||
|Adjusted CAP Report (USA) (-50 to 50)|
|Wanton Violence / Crime|
|Impudence / Hate|
|Drugs / Alcohol|
|Offence to God|
|Murder / Suicide|
|Min - Max|
|ScreenIt Report (USA)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Cape Argus/The StarTheresa Smith||10|
|Die BurgerJeanne Hugo||15|
|Cape TimesKenneth Turan||10|
|The Good WeekendKirk Honeycutt||10|
|The CitizenSabrina Dean||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|Box Office (USA)Kim Williamson||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 60%||12|
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