Norma Jean

Adult Norma Jean

Norma Jean's spirit

Gender Female
Relatives Memphis (husband)
Mumble (son)
Gloria (daughter-in-law)
Erik (grandson)
Appearance Black Eyes: Brown Eyes
Voiced By Nicole Kidman
Cathy Cavadini (Video game)
Appears In Happy Feet
Happy Feet Two (cameo)
Happy Feet Three (upcoming)

Norma Jean is a major character in Happy Feet and Happy Feet Three and a supporting character of Happy Feet Two. She is the wife of Memphis, the mother of Mumble, and the grandmother of Erik. Her heartsong is "Kiss" by Prince.


Happy Feet
In her first appearance, she is seen singing her heartsong "Kiss" but some of the males are trying to win her heart by singing their heartsongs but when Memphis shows up, he is seen singing his heartsong "Heartbreak Hotel".

When she and Memphis layed an egg after mating, she says Memphis goodbye when she is leaving with the females to go fishing.

After the harsh winter, Norma Jean came back with the rest of the females to meet her son.

Later Norma Jean is seen with Miss Viola, discussing Mumble's lack of singing voice, along with advice to see if Mrs. Astrakhan is able to help.

She is also seen at Mumble's graduation ceremony, who is upset that Mumble isn't able to graduate, and throws a graduation party for Mumble instead with Memphis, who is reluctant to join.

When Mumble comes back from Adelie Land with the Amigos to share what he knows about the lean fishing season, she is also seen standing up for her son, despite Memphis' protests and cries to repent.

After Mumble is released from Marine World in Austalia and comes back to Emperor Land, Norma Jean is seen surprised, and later joyful. She also shows Mumble how her father was and pushed Memphis to try dancing.

During the ending song, Norma Jean is seen dancing with Memphis, who got his "music back".

Happy Feet Two
In Happy Feet Two, Norma Jean was not present except for a brief cameo alongside Memphis. They are seen with the elders when listening to Noah. She and Memphis are uncredited during the credits on the Emperor's part.


Norma Jean can be distinguished by her lithe and curvy frame and head, long beam, wispy voice, prominent cheekbones and the dark spot on the left side of her chest, which is actually a small N if one looks takes a closer look. She also has brown eyes.


Norma Jean is a kind female whose heart is sweet as her song, being a loyal mate and supportive mother. As a mother, she loves her son unconditionally despite Mumble's dancing and lack of a heartsong. She's rather soft spoken, only truly getting upset when her son is being unjustly reprimanded by others solely for being different. This landed her in disputes with Memphis and The Elders. She has a clear sense of right and wrong, as well as being a very loving, patient and forgiving penguin.



  • Norma Jean is named after Marilyn Monroe, who was born Norma Jean Mortensen.
  • Norma Jean also has a beauty mark in the shape of an N on the left side of her chest, a nod to Marilyn Monroe's beauty mark on her left cheek.
  • Along with her son, Norma Jean is the only character to not have her name changed from the original script.


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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