'Happy Feet' Quotes

You can't help falling in love with these penguins

Robin Williams at the Australian Premiere of Happy Feet 2
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Live your life to the fullest. Don't be afraid to be yourself, no matter who you are. These are the heart-warming lessons you learn through the song-and-dance animated movie "Happy Feet." The movie takes place in Antarctica in the home of the emperor penguins. Each penguin sings a "heartsong" to attract a mate, but young Mumble is a terrible singer. Mumble can tap dance though, and he eventually wins over his heartthrob with his clever footwork.

George Miller, the writer-director of "Happy Feet," used sophisticated computer animation to create this visual treat. The voice-overs by Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams and Elijah Wood are part of why "Happy Feet" won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. For Penguin lovers, here is a collection of memorable "Happy Feet" quotes.


"Just a moment... I hear people wanting something... ME!"

"We got personality with a capital Y. Why? Because we're hot!"

"I like big tails and I can't deny!"

"Oh, he's leaving! Oh, no! That was his face!"

"I don't care where you come from, that has got to hurt!"

"STOP! Lemme tell something to joo... I know size can be daunting... but don't be afraid... I love you!"

"Yeah, I saw an animal do that once and then they rolled him over and he was dead."

"You did everything penguinly possible."

"Don't feel so bad, my father also called me a pitiful loser, look how I turned out."


"Don't push me 'cause I am close to the edge. I'm trying not to lose my head."

"Gloria, I adori ya, I'd like to see more o' ya!"

"It's like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under!"

"Remember stranger danger... Watch out for leopard seals and them killer whales!"


"Ladies, please avert your eyes, 'cause I've been known to hypnotize."

"Enraged by their indifference, he followed them long after they had gone from his sight. He swam further than any of us had before, past all hope of return. Swept up by the currents, he was carried endlessly, across vast oceans, to worlds unknown."

"Hear me! There's not enough love in the world. Turn to the penguin next to you, put your flippers up, fluff him up a little bit and give him a great big hug!"

"Go forth and multiply!"

"I must retire now to my couch of perpetual indulgence." 

Baby Gloria

"Is it empty? Can I have it?" [to Mumble's unhatched egg] 


"Let me tell something to joo! When I find out what's happening to the fish, I'll be back!"

"It's just like ... singing, with your body."

"I'm speaking plain penguin!"

Leopard Seal

"Come here, sausage. I take you with ketchup!"

"Remember, dumplings, I know where you live ..."