July 25, 2006

Happy Feet trailer

Writing about web page http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/happyfeet/trailer2/

It's a common complaint nowadays that trailers give away too much of the movie they're trying to entice you to go and see. Not so with this one: I like it, but what the hell is it all about?


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  1. Steve Rumsby

    I think it might have something to do with penguins:–)

    I cheated and looked in IMDB. It says:

    Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

    25 Jul 2006, 17:21

  2. Steve Rumsby

    And I meant to add, the HD versions look very nice. Sadly, my screen isn't wide enough for the 1080p version…

    25 Jul 2006, 17:25

  3. John Dale

    Mmm. You don't even need to look on IMDB; the parent page of the page I linked to has the same text. I guess I was imagining what the viewer's reaction might be if this trailer came on in the cinema, with no internet connection immediately to hand. ;–)

    I know what you mean about the HD versions, though, even if my elderly PC struggles a bit to keep the frame rate up.

    26 Jul 2006, 09:58

  4. Steve Rumsby

    There must be some serious application that requires a new PC with a 30" widescreen display… :–)

    …with no internet connection immediately to hand.

    Sorry. What? No internet connection? Why would anybody go to such a place? Just the thought makes me break out in a cold sweat…!!!

    26 Jul 2006, 11:31

  5. John Dale

    You are a digital native. Congratulations.

    26 Jul 2006, 11:43

  6. Steve Rumsby

    Yes, that's the conculsion I came to when reading the digital native stuff. Of course, I'm not actually in the age group people were talking about as digital natives. I haven't grown up with computers. Didn't see my first one until I was about 15, and didn't own my first one for another year or so after that, and that was one of these – not exactly sophisticated:–) I guess I've adapted well…

    And in fact, I am exagerating, as you might guess. I can happily survive for, oh, hours, without checking my email. If I don't do it once a day, though, I do start to get twitchy. Even when on holiday. Thank goodness for the WAP interface to gmail:–)

    But my nine–year–old daughter communicates with her friends via email, and knows her way around Windows well enough to put a password on her account on our machine at home when I deliberately created it without one. She's definitely a native.

    26 Jul 2006, 16:55

  7. Steve Rumsby

    I was imagining what the viewer's reaction might be if this trailer came on in the cinema,

    Well, my kids went to see Over the Hedge today, and the Happy Feet trailer was shown. I asked them this evening what they thought the film would be about. "Penguins singing" was as far as they got. They do want to go and see it when it comes out, though, so from that point of view the trailer worked.

    26 Jul 2006, 19:49


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