Warner Bros. Consumer Products has awarded Thinkway Toys the global master toy license for the upcoming CG-animated theatrical release Happy Feet. The penguin comedy from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures is scheduled waddle into theaters nationwide this November.
Thinkway Toys will manufacture, market and sell a full line of toys inspired by the movie, including an interactive singing and dancing plush, tap-dancing penguin feet, dance mats and a karaoke microphone. These products all play into the movie’s story of a young pennguine who can’t sing to attract a mate but discovers a knack for dancing. Collectible figures, play sets and role-play toys will also hit retail stores worldwide beginning this fall.
Happy Feet is set deep in Antarctica, where the Emperor Penguins each need a heart song to attract a soul mate. Born lacking the ability to sing, Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) must rely on fancy footwork to show the girls he’s got what it takes. Directed by Mad Max saga helmer George Miller (Babe: Pig in the City), the pic also features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Robin Williams, Brittanny Murphy and Carlos Alazraqui.