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Book: Drawn to Sound

Chapter: 5 Polar Grooves: Dance, Music and Musicality in Happy Feet

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21889


This chapter analyses the operation of the “accidental musical” text of the film. It considers the nature of the ‘iconic’ songs presented, the role of tap-dancing in relation to these and, in conclusion, how these relate to the eco-political messages that are heavily inscribed within the text.

Chapter Contributors

  • Philip Hayward ( - book-auth-234) 'Southern Cross Univeristy'