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Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  17 June 2011 (USA)
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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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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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17 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Los pingüinos de papá  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,445,355 (USA) (17 June 2011)

Gross:

$68,218,041 (USA) (14 October 2011)
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Trivia

  • The penguin named Captain (with the heart-shaped black feathers on her frontage) was called Captain Cook in the film's source book, named after the famous explorer. Captain is the head penguin.


  • The penguin Lovey (with the black pockmark on the left side of his chest) is so called because he cuddles a lot.


  • The penguin Bitey (with a white stripe down the middle of her head) is named such because she nips and bites.


  • The penguin Stinky (with white tail feathers) is so called because of his flatulence.


  • The penguin Loudy (with the jagged white patterns around her eyes) is so named as she is the noisiest of the birds.


  • The penguin Nimrod was so named as he is the most accident-prone penguin of the pack.


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Goofs

When Thom first tries to get rid of Captain by throwing her down the hall, he cheers with his right hand. When he watches himself on the camera, Thom is cheering with his left hand. 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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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

References The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) See more »

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SET 'EM UP JOE
Written by Werner Tautz
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Good Family Movie...
8 November 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

It is not awesome but it is a good comedy movie, we enjoyed it..

As always Jim Carrey's performance is very good in this movie..

The penguins are so cute..

I want to have them in my house :) Honestly we couldn't understand these penguins real or not..

Actually we read that -Jim Carrey said the penguins are real- ..

But still we cant believe that, it is amazing..

The animal cant act professionally like that.

If you watch this movie you wont be bored and I think you will enjoy it...


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