Happy Feet Soundtrack

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Upbeat and delightful, but missing a few tracks.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A gentle message about friendship and good times.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

The mildest of innuendo on one or two songs.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Package contains an insert advertising Gia Farrell's music and mobile phone fan club.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One song has a nearly unintelligible drug reference or two.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this delightful collection of songs doesn't include every tune in the popular animated movie, and some of the songs are performed by different lead singers. The song "Jump 'N Move" has a nearly unintelligible drug reference or two. But overall, content is safe and familiar and unlikely to offend.

What's the story?

Thirteen upbeat tracks feature an inspired variety of popular singers and musical arrangements on the HAPPY FEET soundtrack. There's k.d. lang on a dreamy-soft Beatles medley ("Golden Slumbers/The End"), Robin Williams singing "My Way" in Spanish, and a spectacular Patti LaBelle rendition of Stevie Wonder's "I Wish." There are also appearances by Pink, Prince, the Beach Boys, Brittany Murphy, Nicole Kidman, and Jason Mraz.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Although some of the terrific songs in the movie aren't on this album and will be missed by fans, there's still a lot here to have fun with. Playing against type and vocal expectations on many of the tunes makes for a delicious, riskier-than-usual collection. Who would have thought that Murphy could nail a Queen song, for example? But "Somebody to Love" (backed by a full choir) is powerful. So is lang crooning her Beatles medley as though it were a torch song. LaBelle can't help stealing the show on "I Wish." Backed by a gospel choir and a percolating rhythm section, she gives this familiar tune a shot of brand-new energy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the covers of older songs on this soundtrack, and compare them to the original versions. Which group actually gets to sing one of their own songs? Who do you like better singing "My Way" -- Frank Sinatra or Robin Williams (in Spanish)? Why?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:October 31, 2006
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old March 9, 2011

feet

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What other families should know
Great messages
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Parent of a 17 year old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009

not so good

the songs arnt very good. and some songs are about finding someone to love.
Adult Written byhorses4ever April 9, 2008

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS!!! THIS IS A MUST!!!

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