Comcast Gives Its Customers 'Happy Feet'
Comcast Digital Cable and High-Speed Internet customers can get a sneak peek at the penguin stars of the new movie Happy Feet with exclusive content available 24x7 on Comcast's ON DEMAND service and on Comcast.net, its broadband portal.
The comedy adventure, Happy Feet, from Warner Bros. Pictures, debuts in theaters November 17. In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing-which is unfortunate for Mumble, who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune…tap dancing. Mumble's mom, Norma Jean, thinks this little habit is cute, but his dad, Memphis, says "it just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that, without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love. Leaving home, Mumble meets the Adelie Amigos, led by Ramon. The Adelies invite Mumble to party with them in Adelie Land, where Mumble seeks the counsel of Lovelace the Guru, a crazy-feathered Rockhopper penguin who will answer any of life's questions for the price of a pebble. Together with Lovelace and the Amigos, Mumble sets out across vast landscapes and, after some epic encounters, proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world.
Comcast offers fans a variety of exclusive Happy Feet entertainment on its signature video-on-demand service and award-winning portal, including:
- A Dancing Lesson with Savion Glover - Glover, an award-winning tap dancer who has starred in musicals, such as "The Tap Dance Kid" and "Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk," gives home audience members step-by-step instruction on how to do the tap with Mumble in his "I WISH" solo. As Savion teaches the entire routine, he gives away hints and tricks of his own to make learning easier. Clips of Mumble's dance help guide viewers to perfecting his moves.
- "Somebody To Love" Music Video - Viewers can enjoy special behind-the-scenes footage of Brittany Murphy, the voice of Gloria in Happy Feet, performing "Somebody To Love" from the Happy Feet soundtrack and talking about her animated, on-screen alter-ego.
- The Amigos Spanish Lesson 101 - Happy Feet fans can learn some key Spanish words and phrases from the film, taught by the Adelie Amigos, a group of un-Emperor-like penguins Mumble meets when he ventures away from the Emperor Nation.
Penguin Environment Trivia - As the audience watches penguins in their natural habitat, Mumble shares interesting facts about life in Antarctica.
Comcast High-Speed Internet customers also can download Happy Feet mobile tones and wallpapers for no additional charge.
"This exclusive on-demand content offers our customers an unprecedented, new and unique way to interact with Happy Feet's stars - anytime they want," said Kevin Hill, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for Comcast. "Only Comcast Digital Cable and High-Speed Internet customers have the chance to get to know these characters before seeing them make their debuts in theaters."
In addition to the Happy Feet content, Comcast's ON DEMAND service offers a growing library of more than 8,000 programs each month, including 100 hours of high-definition content. Customers can watch programs any time they want to watch them - with the ability to fast forward, rewind and pause selections. Comcast.net, an online portal for the company's 11 million high-speed Internet customers, provides communications tools, search functionality, entertainment and information content, as well as account management functionality. The portal also features ™ online media player, which streams thousands of video clips related to news, entertainment, games, shopping, travel and other content that consumers want to view online.
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About Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller production, in association with Animal Logic Film. A George Miller film, "Happy Feet" features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving and Anthony LaPaglia. The film also features the tap dancing of Savion Glover.
"Happy Feet" is directed by George Miller, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Collee, Judy Morris and Warren Coleman. The film is produced by Doug Mitchell, George Miller and Bill Miller, with Zareh Nalbandian, Graham Burke, Dana Goldberg, and Bruce Berman executive producing. The music is composed by John Powell.