Lovelace's rainbow sweater and a wig
Gender Male
Relatives Unknown
Appearance Eyes: Black and Red
Voiced By Robin Williams (Happy Feet/Happy Feet Two; 2006-2011)
Fred Tatasciore (in video game)
Appears In Happy Feet
Happy Feet Two
"I'm gonna be telling your story, Happy Feet, long after you're dead and gone!"

Lovelace (formerly known as Guru) is the tritagonist of Happy Feet and the tetartagonist of Happy Feet Two. He is a rockhopper penguin who has a high social status due to the amount of Lovestones in his pile. He is assumed to be the narrator of Happy Feet and the beginning of Happy Feet Two. He is Mumble's best friend. He is also Sven's sidekick, partner in-crime, best friend and assistant.

Lovelace is silly, loud, happy-go-lucky, comical, kind, reckless, goofy, fun-loving, fast-talking, wise, laid-back, and cool.


Lovelace is believed to be a wise and all-knowing penguin to others, given clairvoyance from his "sacred talisman" (six-pack plastic ring wrapped around his neck). He is very dramatic and can also be obnoxious at times.

Lovelace thinks of himself as a guru. Many penguins come to him with questions, giving Lovestones for an answer. Many of them do not doubt what he says because of his close to believable answers and the 'Sacred Talisman' he says was "...bestowed on him. By the Mystic Beings." - Lombardo & Raul. The 'Sacred Talisman', in actuality, is a plastic six-pack ring that was caught around his neck while he was swimming. He is somewhat obnoxious and gets overly defensive if someone doesn't believe his answers.

When he is interacting with others, Lovelace sees himself as superior, so he is not popular with Mumble until he gets to know him later in Happy Feet. He is not well regarded by newcomers, upon first meeting them. He is good friends with Sven because he believes Sven saved him from an oil spill.


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Lovelace with his talisman

Lovelace is an overweight Rockhopper penguin. He is most distinguished from the others by his dark red beak and his bright yellow crests, and as he lives with the Adélie penguins in Adélie-Land
Lovelace's Appearance

Lovelace without his talisman

, he stands out in his large nest pile. Upon his first visual appearance, Lovelace has a plastic six-pack ring caught around his neck when he was swimming. However, during the killer whale fight at the Forbidden Shore, his talisman was removed later in the film. Without his talisman, he looks like a normal rockhopper penguin with a fat body at the end of the first film and has a yellow and black "crown" unique to rockhoppers.

Rainbow Lovelace

Lovelace's rainbow sweater and a wig

Lovelace with a rainbow wig and a ripped rainbow sweater at the end of the film

In Happy Feet Two, the first (and only) thing you might notice different about Lovelace with his new rainbow sweater that the "aliens" gave to him. He has also moved on to a larger audience and is speaking off of a green patch of grass instead of his previous Lovestone pile in the new Adélie-Land. During the song "Under Pressure", Lovelace slides down and land on a hill only to have his sweater ripped apart. At the end of the movie, he has a rainbow hat/wig on when he leaves Emperor-Land.



Happy Feet

  • Ladies, please avert your eyes... 'cause I've been known to hypnotize.
  • I'm gonna be telling your story, Happy Feet, long after you're dead and gone!
  • ENOUGH!!! (Mocking Mumble) 'Did he probe me? Did he (gibberish)' That's too many questions! You don't have enough pebbles, fool!
  • The voices are shriekin' in my head, an' they're saying, "Lovelace, who is this fool? Tell him to go forth and multiply!" Come to think of it... How about we all go forth... and multiply?
  • Turn to the penguin next to you. Put your flippers up, fluff him up a little bit... and give him a great big hug.
  • This, friend, is my sacred talisman... Bestowed on me by the mystic beings... During my journey of enlightenment... To the forbidden shore.
  • ENOUGH! It's a bad day for you! You're dealing with Lovelace, now, and my man, Mumble, here! Begone demons-es-ah! Adios-ah! Anyamola! That's right! Boo-hoo! You high-tail it back to your mamas! Don't make me come in the water! I'll come after your sons and daughters! I'll give you the bad eye!

Happy Feet Two


Voice Actors


  • In the movies, he was voiced by the late Robin Williams, who also voiced Ramón.
    • Now since Robin Williams passed away in August 11, 2014, it is unknown that who will be the new voice actor for Lovelace and Ramón if Happy Feet Three comes out.
    • In Happy Feet: The Videogame, he is voiced by Fred Tatasciore who is best known for voicing Hulk in several Marvel projects, Soldier: 76 in Overwatch and Dingodile in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.
  • In the draft, Lovelace is called Loveday (who is, in this draft, simply another Adélie penguin instead of a Rockhopper).
  • Before Mumble was next to ask Lovelace a question, an adélie penguin wanted to be rich as Lovelace, but he says "ln your dreams, Jean. Next!". It is possible if the adélie penguin is named Jean like Mumble's mother Norma Jean.
  • Barry the Elephant Seal says, "See ya' Lovelace" when the party moves on from Elephant Seal Beach implying that Lovelace had come through the same way on his own journey to the Forbidden Shore.
  • His rockhopper species in the franchise is a Northern Rockhopper Penguin.
  • Lovelace's former name may had been referring to the Sanskrit "गुरु" of Guru that means "teacher, guide, expert, or master".
Lovelace's cameo in Surf's Up

Lovelace's cameo in Surf's Up.

  • Lovelace makes a small cameo appearance in the 2007 Sony Pictures Animation film Surf's Up.


v - e - d Characters
Emperor Penguin MumbleGloriaErikMemphisNorma JeanSeymourNoah the ElderBo (Boadicea)AtticusMiss ViolaMrs. AstrakhanMauriceMichelleEggbert the ElderThe Elders
Adélie Penguin RamónNestorLombardoRaulRinaldoCarmenAdelie Chicas
Animals LovelaceSvenWill and BillThe Albatross
Elephant Seals TrevNevKevBarryBryan the BeachmasterShane and DarrenWayne the Challenger
Predators Boss SkuaDinoFrankieVinnieBrokebeakLeopard SealLeopard Seals (Happy Feet Two: The Video Game)Killer Whale
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