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Midway Steps Up for Happy Feet


Midway Steps Up for Happy Feet

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is teaming with Midway Games to make video games based on Warner Bros.’ upcoming CG-animated comedy feature, Happy Feet. The multi-territory publishing agreement covers titles for console, handheld and PC platforms.

Directed by George Miller (Babe: Pig in the City, the Mad Max trilogy) Happy Feet is set in the heart of Antarctica, where Emperor Penguins each use their own special song to attract a soul mate. Elijah Wood from the Lord of the rings trilogy voices main character Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world but turns out to be a fantastic tap dancer.

The voice cast also includes Hugh Jackmam (Van Helsing), Nicole Kidman (Cold Mountain), Brittany Murphy (King of the Hill), Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings and Matrix trilogies) and Robin Williams (Robots). In addition, legendary Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk tapper Savion Glover lends his special talent to the soundtrack.

Happy Feet is written by Miller, John Collee (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. Miller is also producing the toon through Kennedy-Miller, along with Doug Mitchell and Bill Miller. Exec producers are Graham Burke and Bruce Berman. The music is being composed by John Powell , who previously scored the DreamWorks animated features Shrek and Chicken Run.

Presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, Happy Feet is scheduled for release in November of 2006.

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