DirectorMark Waters Adapted fromMr. Poppers Penguins CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 17, 2011 (2011-06-17) Based onMr. Poppers Penguins
by Richard Atwater
Florence Atwater WriterSean Anders (screenplay), John Morris (screenplay), Jared Stern (screenplay), Richard Atwater (novel), Florence Atwater (novel) ScreenplaySean Anders, Jared Stern, John Morris Story byFlorence Atwater, Richard Atwater CastJim Carrey (Tom Popper), Carla Gugino (Amanda), Madeline Carroll (Janie Popper), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Van Gundy), Ophelia Lovibond (Pippi), Clark Gregg (Nat Jones) Similar moviesBlackhat, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Switch, Date Night, Taxi, Happy Feet
Mr. Popper's Penguins is a 2011 American family comedy film distributed by 20th Century Fox, directed by Mark Waters, produced by John Davis, co-produced by Davis Entertainment Company and Dune Entertainment, written by Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern with music by Rolfe Kent and starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Madeline Carroll, Maxwell Perry Cotton, Angela Lansbury, Desmin Borges, Philip Baker Hall, Dominic Chianese, Clark Gregg, Ophelia Lovibond, Jeffrey Tambor, David Krumholtz, Henry Keleman, Dylan Clark Marshall with Frank Welker and James Tupper. It was loosely based on the children's book of the same name. The film was originally slated for a release on August 12, 2011, but was moved up to June 17, 2011. The film received mixed reviews from critics and it earned $187.3 million on a $55 million budget.
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Thomas Popper (Jim Carrey), is a divorced real estate entrepreneur whose father traveled around the world during his childhood in the 1970s. He learns that his father has died during an adventure to Antarctica. The following week, a crate containing a gentoo penguin, named Captain, shows up at his door as a souvenir from his father’s last adventure. A few days later, five more penguins arrive. Popper intends to give them away but changes his idea when his children, Janie (Madeline Carroll) and Billy (Maxwell Perry Cotton), think that the animals are Billy's birthday present. At work, Popper is given the task of buying Tavern on the Green, the only privately owned real estate in Central Park that is an old restaurant where he used to eat with his father when he was a child. However, its elderly owner, Selma Van Gundy, will only sell it to a person of true value. Popper has unsuccessful meetings with her, and she refuses to sell the restaurant to him. Having the penguins around helps Popper become closer to his children. He also begins dating their mother, Amanda Popper again. The penguins lay three eggs. Two eggs hatch, and one doesn’t. Popper becomes obsessed with seeing the last egg hatch, losing his job. Popper realizes that the egg can’t be hatched so he decides to donate the penguins to the New York Zoo. Then, he is re-employed but his children and ex-wife are disappointed by his decision. Popper finds a lost letter from his father telling him to hold his children close and love them. Popper asks his children and ex-wife to help him get the penguins back from the zoo. They find the penguins, free them and they get away and flee to the tavern. Upon seeing how Popper had reunited his family and saved the penguins, Van Gundy sells him the restaurant. Popper decides to renovate and reopen the restaurant. Popper and his family travel to Antarctica with the penguins, allowing them to live with their own kind. Popper's first penguin, Captain, reveals to have laid another egg. Popper tells his children that they'll visit them when the baby is born.
Jim Carrey as Thomas "Tom" Popper, Jr.
Henry Keleman as Young Tom Popper, Jr.
Dylan Clark Marshall as Younger Tom Popper, Jr.
Carla Gugino as Amanda Popper
Madeline Carroll as Janie Popper
Maxwell Perry Cotton as Billy "Bill" Popper
Angela Lansbury as Selma Van Gundy
Desmin Borges as Daryl
Philip Baker Hall as Mr. Franklin
Dominic Chianese as Mr. Reader
Clark Gregg as Nat Jones
Ophelia Lovibond as Pippi
Jeffrey Tambor as Mr. Gremmins
David Krumholtz as Kent
James Tupper as Rick
Frank Welker as The Voice of Captain, Nimrod, Lovey, Loudy, Bitey, Stinky & Other Penguin Offspring
Brian T. Delaney as Yong Tom Popper Sr.
Originally, Ben Stiller was supposed to play Mr. Popper, and Noah Baumbach was originally going to direct, but they dropped out. Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Jim Carrey were all considered to replace Stiller, with the role eventually going to Carrey. Mark Waters was chosen to direct. Filming began in October 2010, and finished in January 2011. On September 21, 2010, it was confirmed that Carla Gugino joined the cast as Tom's former wife Amanda Popper. Rhythm and Hues Studios did the penguin animations for certain shots. The musical score was ambitious, with music playing nearly throughout. It was written by Rolfe Kent, and orchestrated by Tony Blondal. It was recorded at the scoring stage at 20th Century Fox in Century City, Ca. with a 78 piece orchestra. An online Museum Slide Game created by designer Mark Kavanaugh as promotional material for the film is still accessible.
The penguins portrayed in the film were a mix of real penguins and CGI.
Rolfe Kent scored the music for the film and on its soundtrack. The soundtrack also contains “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, “Sweet N' Lo” written by Erwin Lehn, “Doo Wah Dooh Wah” written and performed by Syd Dale, “Set 'Em Up Joe” written by Werner Tautz, “Spin Spin” written by Steve Sidwell, “Go Get It” written and performed by Jeff Cardoni, “Piano Lounge” written by Daniel May and Marc Ferrari, “Ice Ice Baby” performed by Vanilla Ice and music from the Charles Chaplin movies.
Mr. Popper's Penguins was theatrically released on June 17, 2011 by 20th Century Fox.
Critical response and box office
Mr. Popper's Penguins earned $6.4 million on opening day and $18.4 million over the three-day weekend, ranking in third place behind Green Lantern and Super 8. The opening was at the high end of 20th Century Fox's expectations, which was predicting a mid to high teens opening. In its second weekend, the film faced competition from Cars 2 and dropped 45% to $10.1 million and ranked in fifth place. Over the four-day Independence Day holiday weekend, it ranked in eighth place after dropping 34% to $6.7 million. The film has earned $68,224,452 domestically and $119,137,302 in foreign countries, grossing a total of $187,361,754 worldwide. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 48%, based on 136 reviews, as of August 2012. The site's consensus reads "Blandly inoffensive and thoroughly predictable, Mr. Popper's Penguins could have been worse—but it should have been better."
BMI Film & TV Awards 2012
Kids' Choice Awards, USA 2012
MovieGuide Awards 2012
Mr. Popper's Penguins was released on Blu-ray and DVD on December 6, 2011. It includes a short film called Nimrod and Stinky's Antarctic Adventure.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Written by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
Sweet N' Lo - Written by Erwin Lehn
Doo Wah Dooh Wah - Written and Performed by Syd Dale
Set 'Em Up Joe - Written by Werner Tautz
Spin Spin - Written by Steve Sidwell
Go Get It - Written and Performed by Jeff Cardoni
Piano Lounge - Written by Daniel May and Marc Ferrari