20 Nov - The 'Happy Feet' Premiere

November 20th, 2011.

After the *cough* awesomeness of last Wednesday's Twilight Breaking Dawn Premiere I was back on the horse soon enough. Sunday, 20th November 2011 was a day when there wasn't just one, but two premieres in succession, in two different (though achingly close) locations. The last time that happened it was "Tintin" and "W.E." and I was only able to get to the first one. This time, however, I managed to make both. And my batteries and memory cards lasted the distance.

This one was the first of the two.

I've read the plot outline of the first Happy Feet movie on Wikipedia, and if it's true then it's quite possibly one of the oddest animated films ever. And now it has a sequel. Can't wait (to read the wikipedia outline of that plot, too!)

I've read the plot outline of the first Happy Feet movie on Wikipedia, and if it's true then it's quite possibly one of the oddest animated films ever. And now it has a sequel. Can't wait (to read the wikipedia outline of that plot, too!)

It's not quite this cold in London yet, but it does inadvertently prove that once a premiere is over, these things are thrown away, never to be used again. (And as we know, White does STAIN)

It's not quite this cold in London yet, but it does inadvertently prove that once a premiere is over, these things are thrown away, never to be used again. (And as we know, White does STAIN)

Yellow Cap Guy doesn't show up to premieres all that often anymore. This is not him, but the square black beanie is pretty awesome. If I'm ever going to attract the attention of the Theron/Johansson/Watson/Hathaway crowd, I clearly need to find some kind of unique visual calling card (I'm thinking Beret... and Pipe)

Yellow Cap Guy doesn't show up to premieres all that often anymore. This is not him, but the square black beanie is pretty awesome. If I'm ever going to attract the attention of the Theron/Johansson/Watson/Hathaway crowd, I clearly need to find some kind of unique visual calling card (I'm thinking Beret... and Pipe)

Whenever it's an only-males-from-the-movie-poster-attending premiere, I reserve the right to provide a female balance by any means necessary. (you're welcome!)

Whenever it's an only-males-from-the-movie-poster-attending premiere, I reserve the right to provide a female balance by any means necessary. (you're welcome!)

Good luck to anyone who is a handwriting analyst. That autograph just screams "alien glyphs language".I have no clue as to the name and/or fame of (or even gender to a 100% degree of accuracy) of this person. (Me, 2014 : looks amazingly like Isaac Hempstead Wright, who went on to play Brann in Game of Thrones... but he's not in this movie... so I'm not sure....)

Good luck to anyone who is a handwriting analyst. That autograph just screams "alien glyphs language".I have no clue as to the name and/or fame of (or even gender to a 100% degree of accuracy) of this person.
(Me, 2014 : looks amazingly like Isaac Hempstead Wright, who went on to play Brann in Game of Thrones... but he's not in this movie... so I'm not sure....)

Actor Danny Dyer was last seen flicking a cigarette at the premiere of "Malice in Wonderland", and I remember it two years later because it really was an awesome cigarette flick...

Actor Danny Dyer was last seen flicking a cigarette at the premiere of "Malice in Wonderland", and I remember it two years later because it really was an awesome cigarette flick...

"It's not a bad script, but think Peter Jackson is working on something similar to it..." Elijah Wood appears to have aged little (if at all) since the Lord of the Rings, the last movie of which was released.... wow...8 years ago.

"It's not a bad script, but think Peter Jackson is working on something similar to it..." Elijah Wood appears to have aged little (if at all) since the Lord of the Rings, the last movie of which was released.... wow...8 years ago.

"I won't have you say one bad thing about Boromir. Do you hear me? NOT ONE!!"

"I won't have you say one bad thing about Boromir. Do you hear me? NOT ONE!!"

You know, I wonder how often Elijah Wood is asked about his role in Deep Impact (1998)?

You know, I wonder how often Elijah Wood is asked about his role in Deep Impact (1998)?

The producers of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy said in one of their commentary tracks that they never felt the need to enhance the blue-ness of Elijah Wood's eyes.

The producers of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy said in one of their commentary tracks that they never felt the need to enhance the blue-ness of Elijah Wood's eyes.

Oh, look! It's the second of the two 'guys from the movie poster' attendees for this premiere. Sadly, Bradd Pitt, Matt Damon, P!nk, Hank Azaria, or even Magda Szubanski did not attend. Here, Robin Williams appears to be taking a brief nap between autographs.

Oh, look! It's the second of the two 'guys from the movie poster' attendees for this premiere. Sadly, Bradd Pitt, Matt Damon, P!nk, Hank Azaria, or even Magda Szubanski did not attend. Here, Robin Williams appears to be taking a brief nap between autographs.

"Where was I? Oh, captain my captain - okay, thanks"

"Where was I? Oh, captain my captain - okay, thanks"

Austraila's Own <tm> George Miller also directed Mad Max one and two, as well as the prior Happy Feet movie. Also : Looks like The Penguin from Batman.

Austraila's Own <tm> George Miller also directed Mad Max one and two, as well as the prior Happy Feet movie. Also : Looks like The Penguin from Batman.

Just needs a long cigarette, top hat and umbrella.

Just needs a long cigarette, top hat and umbrella.

"Please don't mention 'Flubber' in my presence. Thank you"

"Please don't mention 'Flubber' in my presence. Thank you"

"That joke was actually pretty good. Please allow the man behind me who is my laughing proxy give it the acknowledgement it deserves"

"That joke was actually pretty good. Please allow the man behind me who is my laughing proxy give it the acknowledgement it deserves"

"... however Robin Williams will make his own Jakob The Liar jokes, thank you very much"

"... however Robin Williams will make his own Jakob The Liar jokes, thank you very much"

Oooh! A late arriving female cast memeber : Sofia Vergara, one of George Clooney's many exes, also provides a voice in the film. I believe her teeth have an Assistant Producer credit on this film.

Oooh! A late arriving female cast memeber : Sofia Vergara, one of George Clooney's many exes, also provides a voice in the film. I believe her teeth have an Assistant Producer credit on this film.

"Anyway... bye!!"

"Anyway... bye!!"

So... Ordinarily I'd say "Until Next Time" but incredibly there is ANOTHER premiere on the SAME day just after this one that I need(ed) to get to. And whereas. I took a casual 400 shots at this premiere, at the next one I cracked 1000 quite effortlessly.

So in other words it was a great day for The Archive of Movie Premieres

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