Yes, I went and saw the movie with the dancing, animated penguins...
This past weekend I saw the movie Happy Feet. For the most part, I gotta say I liked it. The animation was fantastic. It has some of the best computer animated graphics that I've ever seen outside of a Pixar movie. It also had it's funny moments. The humor wasn't quite on the level of a Pixar movie, but it was quite entertaining. It also had some great musical numbers in it. It was also the first CGI movie that I've ever seen that was able to flawlessly combine CGI characters with real life characters. The only thing I didn't like was the ending.
The whole story of the movie revolves around a colony of penguins who are starving to death because something is causing all the fish they eat to disappear. It turns out that it's humans overfishing their environment that is causing this. One of the penguins sets out to find the cause of the loss of their fish, ends up locating the humans and follows them all the way from the South Pole in an attempt to stop them. He ends up getting captured and put in a penguin exhibit at the zoo. It's here that he gets the humans attention. Somehow they decide to send him home and after seeing a big dance number by the penguins, the humans are amazed and decide to stop fishing there. All the fish come back and they live happily ever after. Give me a break. Yeah, I know this is just a movie, but I found the ending absurd and at times a bit creepy.
If you removed the absurd ending and came up with something a bit more believable, I would have truly had no complaints. The movie is still worth watching, though, as long as you can ignore the 'environmentalist wacko' ending.