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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

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Mrs. Van Gundy
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Pippi
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Nat Jones
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Mr. Gremmins
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Kent
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Franklin
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Rick
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Reader
William Charles Mitchell ...
Yates (as William C. Mitchell)
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Young Tommy Popper (as Henry Keleman)
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Tommy's Mom
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Storyline

Tom Popper grew up having very little interaction with his father who was off exploring the world. When he grows up he spends most of time on his work and ignores his children. One day his father sends him an unusual gift: a penguin. Popper can't help but wonder why his father would send him a penguin. He tries to get rid of it, but accidentally orders five more. When his children and ex-wife show up to celebrate his son's birthday, the kids are taken with the penguins. And Popper finally gets to connect with his kids while his work suffers. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los pingüinos de papá  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,445,355, 17 June 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,224,452

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,624,452
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Trivia

What attracted Jim Carrey to this role more than anything else, was the chance to dance with penguins like his hero Dick Van Dyke did in Mary Poppins (1964). See more »

Goofs

In the 1970s, Thomas Popper Jr. uses an amateur radio set to communicate with his father. It is operating around 21.2460 MHZ; however, during this time period, this was not an available voice frequency to American amateurs. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Popper: Hello! I have to send the penguins back.
Voice On Phone: Send-da-penguin?
Mr. Popper: Yes, send penguins.
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Crazy Credits

No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.24 (2011) See more »

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SPIN SPIN
Written by Steve Sidwell
Courtesy of Firstcom Music
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An absolutely delightful movie for everyone
18 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

An ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL MOVIE!!!Great family fun...one of his best.I look forward to Jim on SNL later tonight.I really enjoyed the interaction between Carrey and the penguins.Very believable.Superb ending!!!I really enjoyed listening to the laugher of children in the audience.A hit i highly recommend anyone to see.Angela Lonsbury is fantastic as are the 2 children.Good use of Tavern By the Green and the Guggeniem Museum.Strong message workaholic fathers should listen to.Its good to see Carey back in a true comic role instead of one totally unrealistic.I hope there is a sequel soon.Congratulations to cast and crew.It makes me want to see penguins at the Toronto Zoo special exhibit.


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