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- "You graduates going to sea for the first time...are to reap the benefits of their wise choice. These are lean and uncertain times. But by the power of the ancient penguin wisdoms...we, my brethren, will endure."
- ―Noah the Elder
BackgroundEditWhen Noah the Elder begins to announce something by saying "You graduates going to sea for the first time...are to reap the benefits of their wise choice. These are lean and uncertain times. But by the power of the ancient penguin wisdoms...we, my brethren, will endure.", it means that the emperor penguins adults are going to graduate and go off to sea for the first time but Norma Jean asks to Memphis that their son Mumble can't graduation but Memphis knows that he is not hurting anyone. Mumble asks to them that they are gonna have a little graduation ceremony of their own. After everyone says "Excelsior!", all of the emperor penguins except their parents are leaving Emperor-Land for Graduation Day but Mumble begins to go after them when Memphis said to him "Remember, Stranger Danger.", He reminds his son to watch out for those leopard seals and killer whales. As Mumble is leaving Emperor-Land, a elder was marking Noah that this boy was always a bad egg. He's telling him that no good will come of this.
The PartyEditAs the Emperor Penguins are going off to sea, Mumble ask them to wait up when a female emperor penguin ignored him as Mumble begins to silde and go after him. In the cliff of the ocean, they were emperor penguins waiting to dive into the sea but Mumble was silding and cutting off in line as he falls to the water first. When Mumble poped out of the water by saying "What you waiting for?", All of the emperor penguins were jumping and diving to the sea for the first time as the song "Do It Again" by The Beach Boys was about to play.
At night in the Graduation Concert, Mumble's friend Gloria sings "Somebody to Love" for everyone, but Mumble gets so caught up with the music, that he himself tries to sing. His out-of-tune singing, causes the other penguins to throw him out.
- Mumble (formerly)
- Norma Jean
- Roxanne (in video game)
- Stan (in video game)
- Noah the Elder
- The Elders
- Boss Skua (video game only)
- Skuas (as they attack Mumble for the fish)
- Other Emperor Penguins
- It is unknown if other penguin species colonies have this special day or not.