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Forget Middle Earth; it seems like Elijah Wood is far more comfortable in Antarctica. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wood is all set to strap on his dancing flippers for a second round of penguin tap-dancing in Warner Bros.' 'Happy Feet 2,' the sequel to Village Roadshow's 2006 Oscar-winning animation.

Wood, who last lent his vocal chords to the titular character in this year's animated feature '9,' is currently in negotiations to reprise his role as Mumble, the painfully cute penguin who doesn't quite fit in with his peers thanks to his talent for tapping. Forget Middle Earth; it seems like Elijah Wood is far more comfortable in Antarctica. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Wood is all set to strap on his dancing flippers for a second round of penguin tap-dancing in Warner Bros.' 'Happy Feet 2,' the sequel to Village Roadshow's 2006 Oscar-winning animation.

Wood, who last lent his vocal chords to the titular character in this year's animated feature '9,' is currently in negotiations to reprise his role as Mumble, the painfully cute penguin who doesn't quite fit in with his peers thanks to his talent for tapping.

Funnyman Robin Williams is also in talks to reappear as hyperactive sidekick Ramon, as well as Lovelace, the leader of another group of penguins. Reports indicate that the pair will travel to Australia early in the new year to record the vocals for the animated sequel, but thus far no other members of the original cast (which included Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Brittany Murphy) are set to return for round two.

George Miller is back not only as director, but also assuming writing duties on a plot which is being kept under wraps for the time being. The animation is once again being produced by Animal Logic.

'Happy Feet''s first outing grossed almost $198 million domestically and scooped the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, so it's no surprise that Warner Bros. is rolling out a sequel -- though it is surprising the studio waited almost four years to capitalize on the movie's runaway success.

Are you on board for a 'Happy Feet' sequel, or is the movie three years too late for you to care?