Shark Tank Season 5 Venture Happy Feet Aligns with DreamWorks Animation

LOUISVILLE and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Robert Herjavec, Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group and Shark on ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit show Shark Tank is thrilled to announce a collaboration between Season 5 venture Happy Feet and DreamWorks Animation.  As a result of this relationship, Happy Feet will produce plush slippers for DreamWorks Animation properties including Shrek, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon, Home, and many more, in time for the 2015 holiday season.

"Over the past twenty years DreamWorks Animation has created iconic characters that have kept us smiling, laughing and dreaming," says Happy Feet President Pat Yates. "I'm so proud that the Happy Feet team will be bringing these characters to life through our slippers. Robert helped us secure a deal that will take our business to an entirely new level."

Brian Schwartz, Head of Global Licensing Partnerships at DreamWorks Animation commented, "Like so many viewers, our team fell in love with the Happy Feet slippers after Pat's appearance on Shark Tank. We are thrilled to work with Pat's team on extending our characters into this fantastic new category." 

The Happy Feet slippers featuring DreamWorks Animation characters are available now for purchase online at


Founded in 1995 by the Yates Family, Happy Feet originated as a mall cart program and quickly expanded its plush slippers through the United States, Canada, England and Spain. The firm, which appeared on Shark Tank's Season 5 in 2014, offers hundreds of comfortable designs including animal slippers & sports slippers. For more information visit

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