Summer Movie Guide

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Rated PG

May 01, 2011


Directed by Mark Waters

Starring Jim Carrey, Madeline Carroll, Carla Gugino

When Tom Popper (Carrey) suddenly inherits six penguins, his home literally goes to the birds! Mr. Popper's Penguins is a retelling of the classic storybook. The movie follows Popper, a workaholic businessman, as his professional life is turned upside down by the arrival of the black-and-white birds. But having the penguins around turns out to be a good thing in the end. The birds bring Popper and his family closer together. "It was fun to work with penguins," says Madeline Carroll, who plays Popper's daughter, Janie. "But it was freezing on set!" Click here to read the full interview.

Did You Know?

The original storybook, Mr. Popper's Penguins, by Richard and Florence Atwater, tells the story of a poor house painter named Mr. Popper. In the book, the Popper family starts out with just one penguin, which they name Captain Cook. Sensing that Captain Cook is lonely, the Poppers adopt a female penguin, Greta. Before long, the feathered family grows to 12!


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