‘Happy Feet 4D Experience’ Now Playing at The Maritime Aquarium

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Follow Mumble the dancing penguin in amazing 3D while also feeling the polar wind, falling snow and icy spray in “Happy Feet 4D Experience,” the newest cinematic family adventure at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

— an announcement from The Maritime Aquarium

Opening today, Jan. 3, this 13-minute film is based on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ Academy Award-winning film “Happy Feet.”

Combining the excitement of digital 3D projection with 4D multi-sensory effects, “Happy Feet 4D Experience” brings a young penguin’s adventure to life and includes such in-theater effects as snow, wind, bubbles, scents and more.

“Happy Feet 4D Experience” takes audiences to Antarctica to meet a lively colony of Emperor Penguins faced with a diminishing food supply. Mumble sets out on an adventure to appeal to the better nature of humans and tries to reason with them to stop stealing the fish.

Using courage and bravery, the banished Mumble soon realizes that his toe-tapping talent isn’t a burden, but a gift to be treasured — and his dancing feet may ultimately save his endangered colony.

“Happy Feet 4D Experience” will alternate in the Aquarium’s 4D Theater with BBC Earth’s “Shark: A 4D Experience,” which puts audiences face to face with some of the world’s most strange and mysterious shark species.

Guests in the 4D Theater wear 3D glasses, which are turned in and cleaned after every show.

Happy Feet the 4D Experience playing at The Maritime Aquarium

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Unlike the other Emperor penguins, Mumble’s (voiced by Elijah Wood) heartsong comes from his tapping feet rather than his beak in “Happy Feet.”

Tickets for a movie are $7 ($6 for Aquarium members) and can be purchased with or without Aquarium admission.

The Maritime Aquarium’s 4D Theater opened in January 2021 and operates in partnership with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, which describes itself as a provider of “immersive 3D and 4D attractions.” The company supports more than 150 family-friendly attractions seen by over 100 million audience members a year in more than 30 countries.

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