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Adult Mumble's close up

Teen Mumble's close up

Baby Mumble's close up

Gender Male
Relatives Father: Memphis
Mother: Norma Jean
Mate: Gloria
Son: Erik
Father in Law: Maurice
Mother in Law: Michelle
Brother: Can be any in Fan-Fictions
Appearance Feathers: Black, Grey, and White
Eyes: Blue
Voiced By Elijah Wood (as Teenager/Adult)

Dee Bradley Baker (Baby sound effects)
Elizabeth Daily (as a Baby)
Arley R. Swaby (as Teen/Adult)
Terry Pennyworth (as a Baby)

Mumble is a male emperor penguin and the main protagonist in the Happy Feet franchise. He is the only emperor penguin who can't sing (although there is a chance that another penguin will be born unable to sing) but he can do a "tap-dance" called "Happy Feet". He is also known as Gloria's mate and Erik's father.


When Mumble is born, he resembles a normal baby Emperor Penguin, except for having bright, blue eyes, as opposed to the brown eyes on everyone else.

During and after his encounter with the skua, he is seen with a clump of dark feathers on his neck that resemble a bow-tie. When he matures into a young adult, his baby feathers have failed to shed, but he has mostly molted near the end of the film. The yellow feathers on his neck resemble a bow-tie as well.

In Happy Feet Two, Mumble regains his baby feathers. The reason for this is most likely to keep his trademark look.

His difference in appearance from other Emperor Penguins (along with his inability to sing) may be interpreted as birth defects since he was dropped as an egg.


Mumble is shown to be kind and friendly, as well as shy, but he can also be extremely brave when a situation calls for it. As a penguin that he is, he is a very fast swimmer, speeds up to 20+ mph from his powerful flippers as well.

This is shown when he retrieves a fish he caught for Gloria from several skua, and when he chases an alien ship into the unknown in hopes of finding the fish that are being taken from his home.

In Happy Feet Two, Mumble is very caring towards his new son, Erik, although the two have trouble seeing eye-to-eye and gaining each other's favour throughout the sequel.
Frustrated Mumble even yells at Erik at one point, which upsets Erik greatly. By the end of the film, though, the two seem to have resolved their conflicts.

In the fan fiction Mumble SquarePants, Mumbles Personality has been Changed, much to fit SpongeBob.


  • Mumble is the one and only penguin who can't sing (at least for now). But he can do with "Happy Feet" to make a song from the feet.
  • When Mumble's dancing, look at it closer, you can see three spots around his ankle. But sometimes those three spots disappears.
  • He is the only Emperor Penguin to have down as an adult.
  • In the crossover fan-fictions, he appears as the main protagonist and in some crossovers, he's not.
  • In fan art, he is seen with no down as an adult but in the book Chillin' with Mumble, he is seen as an adult with no down and it's real.
  • In Penguin-Lover's fan-fiction stories, he has a brother named Phoenix.
    • Erik also has a cousin named "Shippo".
  • In Happy Feet Two, he looks older but has the same voice, different with Seymour, who voiced by Common and Gloria, who was voiced by Alecia Moore (Pink), has the older voice mostly like the parents.
  • Mumble is voiced by Elijah Wood in the original Happy Feet movie series. And some actors has to be the voice of Mumble. There is Daniel de Oliveria for Brazilian cast. And Clovis Cornllac for French cast.
  • In the Fanfiction series "Mumble SquarePants", his personality has been modified a bit, to match Sponge Bob SquarePants.

Appearances in FanfictionsEdit

Here are all the fanfictions that this character makes an appearance in that are on this wiki: