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"Happy Feet 4D Experience" Debuts Jan. 3 in Aquarium's 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT  –  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. 

Opening on 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. 

View the trailer here: 

“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. 

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, the expert in integrating the highest-quality 3D high-definition projection with in-seat and in-theater effects to create fully immersive experiences.  

Learn show times, prices and more – and reserve tickets – at 

About SimEx-Iwerks 

SimEx-Iwerks is the leading innovator of immersive 3D and 4D Attractions and the exclusive distributor of the industry’s best selling film titles. The company supports over 150 family-friendly attractions in more than 30 countries. Our attractions entertain and educate over 100 million people every year— bringing a whole new dimension to the guest experience. 

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products 

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. 

HAPPY FEET and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s22)

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Posted by Brianne Faust at 11:00 AM
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