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Prince Gets "Happy Feet," Changes His Tune

11/10/2006 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Las Vegas showman Prince had a monster hit with "When Doves Cry," but now it's penguins that have the tiny purple wonder singing.

Prince Rogers Nelson
At a screening of the upcoming Warner Bros. animated musical, "Happy Feet," a source told TMZ that the movie's director, George Miller, revealed how producers approached Prince to see if they could change two words in his song, "Kiss."

Miller said Prince's initial reaction was a resounding no, but WB insisted that the pop star see the film before deciding -- and sent a reel to Prince's Paisley Park digs. Prince was so moved by the film, he immediately picked up his guitar, started playing chords, and told WB they would have an original song.

"The Song of the Heart" appears on the "Happy Feet" soundtrack, alongside the Prince-approved and slightly altered version of "Kiss." The reworked track is mashed up with Elvis' "Heartbreak Hotel" and sung by Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, who voice characters in the toon.

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lais the way    

I hope he gets nominated and performs at the Oscars! And the Nicole/Hugh mashup sounds like a lost track from Moulin Rouge. Amazing! Nicole should sing in every film she does. I think Fur: The Musical would have been much more entertaining.

2871 days ago
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Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV    

You know, I'm a fan of Prince, but could the man possibly get any weirder? I mean, are there any new depths to which he could go that would surprise anyone.

2871 days ago
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Seriously    

Prince is one strange dude.
Accept yourself man, you're short
Please leave the high heels alone.

2870 days ago
4.

Indy    

God i love Prince! hes so amazing to meh (:

1569 days ago

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