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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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Mark Waters

Writers:

Sean Anders (screenplay), John Morris (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Mr. Popper
Carla Gugino ... Amanda
Angela Lansbury ... Mrs. Van Gundy
Ophelia Lovibond ... Pippi
Madeline Carroll ... Janie
Clark Gregg ... Nat Jones
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mr. Gremmins
David Krumholtz ... Kent
Philip Baker Hall ... Franklin
Maxwell Perry Cotton ... Billy
James Tupper ... Rick
Dominic Chianese ... Reader
William Charles Mitchell William Charles Mitchell ... Yates (as William C. Mitchell)
Henry Kelemen ... Young Tommy Popper (as Henry Keleman)
Kelli Barrett ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Popper's Penguins See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was made and released about seventy-three years after its source novel of the same name by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater was first published in 1938. See more »

Goofs

Even penguin eggs must be kept warm to hatch. The movie implies otherwise. 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

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.160 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

ICE ICE BABY
Written by Vanilla Ice (as Robert Van Winkle), Earthquake (as Floyd Brown), Mario 'Chocolate' Johnson (as Mario Johnson), David Bowie, John Deacon (as John Richard Deacon), Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor (as Roger Meddows Taylor)
Performed by Vanilla Ice
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
(Contains an interpolation of "Under Pressure")
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An absolutely delightful movie for everyone
18 June 2011 | by carlson_7See 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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