Brad Pitt and Matt Damon Join George Miller's Happy Feet 2
by Ethan Anderton
January 15, 2010
While I'd be a little more pleased to hear this casting news in reference to George Miller's Mad Max 4: Fury Road, I guess I'll be content with the announcement from Movieline that Brad Pitt and Matt Damon have recently joined the voice cast for another Miller film, Happy Feet 2, the (obviously) 3-D sequel to the 2006 Academy Award winning animated film. While I would've thought that Damon and Pitt might appear as live action characters (you should know what I'm talking about if you've seen the original) it sounds like they're simply providing vocal talent since they've already been at work recording lines in the studio this week.
The two join returning cast members Elijah Wood and Robin Williams who starred in the first film about a young tap-dancing social outcast named Mumble amongst a society of talented singing penguins. But under the tutelage of some funky fresh penguins including Ramon and the master of funk Lovelace (both voiced by Williams), Mumble gets the courage to be true to himself and his happy feet. The original film also featured Hugh Jackman and the late Brittany Murphy, but no word on Jackman's return or if Murphy's character will be written out or simply re-cast. Having at least enjoyed the first Happy Feet (but not immensely), a sequel could be fun. But with no plot details, we'll just have to wait for some new info to leak through the cracks.