Elijah Wood's physical recording

November 17th, 2011

Elijah Wood was surprised by how physical the recording of 'Happy Feet Two' turned out to be.

The 'Lord of the Rings' actor voices the character of tap dancing penguin Mumbl in the animated sequel and although he didn't have to physically shoot any scenes, he revealed writer/director George Miller made the actors get more involved rather than simply recording their lines in a booth.

He said: "Sometimes, George would grab a hold of me. I had to react to something physically, and he was down there, grabbing onto my leg for a reaction. Sometimes we would get on the floor to record things. It was incredibly physical. For some of the emotional bits, I remember sharing a mic. I think E.G. Daily and I shared a mic for a scene with an emotional moment, and that was beautiful."

Elijah was also surprised with how "immersive" the process was and was delighted to work on the movie in Australia because it gave him the chance to get to know his co-stars including Hank Azaria and Robin Williams better.

He told Collider.com: "It really went far and above the standard recording process. It was very immersive. Going to Australia, this time around, made the experience more immersive. We weren't in Los Angeles, going home at night to our own homes. We were all staying in the same hotel and it was more of a collective, immersive experience. I loved that about it."