Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Feet 2

According to Latino Review, "The sequel to Australia's Oscar-winning penguin blockbuster 'Happy Feet' will waddle into 'life' at a new digital production facility in Sydney.

NSW Minister of State Development Ian Macdonald revealed on Sunday that Happy Feet 2, a follow-up to the singing penguins smash directed by George Miller, will employ an average of 438 people over three years.

They will include some 230 computer-generated imaging artists."

"This incentive by the NSW government is a significant step. It allows us to make Happy Feet 2 in Sydney and it will be the first of many productions from our new digital studio, Dr D," said George Miller, the director of "Happy Feet" (and who will be returning for the sequel).

"It helps us in our attempts to attract substantial foreign investment which will create hundreds of high-end, highly skilled jobs as well as nurture the careers of many people coming out of our educational institutions who would otherwise have no place to grow their talents."

"Happy Feet" won the award for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year at the 2007 Oscars.

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