Mr. Popper's Penguins

Movie information

Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested (Some Material May Not Be Suitable for Children) -- Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language.
Released on:
June 17, 2011  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
August 12, 2011

Production Companies:
Davis Entertainment
20th Century Fox

Status: Released

Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, Ophelia Lovibond, Madeline Carroll, James Tupper, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall, Jeffrey Tambor

Director: Mark Waters

Screenwriter: Sean Anders, John Morris, Jared Stern
Script: Children's Book Adaptation

Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Family, Animals
About the film:
Mr. Popper is a house painter who dreams of Arctic exploration, which prompts him to write letters to real explorers. One of them sends him a penguin, which he keeps in the icebox. Before he knows it, the painter has a litter of 12 beaked birds. They eat voraciously, leading him to form Popper's Performing Penguins, a stage act that goes on tour and creates mayhem at every stop.
Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language.

Project Timeline:
Mar. 9, 2009: Project announced. Writer: Sean Anders, John Morris, Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Apr. 1, 2010: Director: Noah Baumbach (in talks), Cast: Ben Stiller (in talks)
Aug. 20, 2010: Director: Mark Waters, Cast: Jim Carrey
Sep. 21, 2010: Cast: Carla Gugino
Sep. 27, 2010: Cast: Ophelia Lovibond
Oct. 14, 2010: Release Date: August 12, 2011
Oct. 17, 2010: Cast: James Tupper, Clark Gregg
Jan. 14, 2011: Release Date: June 17, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $18.45 mil. (3339 theaters) |
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Related links:
  • Mr. Popper's Penguins - The Book

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    Sam – CjSyVumtXBB
    May 01, 2012 - 20:18
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    for some reason my name & email is minissg ..I thought of you right away when I heard of the movie. did you take the penguin Christmas ball Grams bought you?