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Mr. Popper's Penguins [Blu-ray] [2011]

  • SKU: 4829201
  • Release Date: 10/06/2015
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (257 out of 264)

    Special Features


    • Animated short: nimrod & stinky's antarctic adventure
    • Audio commentary
    • Deleted scenes
    • Gag reel
    • Original story sampler
    • Penguin pandemonium
    • Stuffy penguin theater
    • The legacy of Mr. Popper's Penguins

    Synopsis


    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    Adventure-loving house painter Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins in director Mark S. Waters' adaptation of author Richard Atwater's beloved children's book. Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers, Mr. Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail. Later, after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer, the hapless Mr. Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well. Before long Mr. Popper finds himself surrounded by a growing family of the flightless birds, and begins training them to perform in a traveling show dubbed Popper's Performing Penguins. With each new town the show travels to, pandemonium is quick to follow. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jim Carrey
      Jim Carrey - Mr. Popper
    • Carla Gugino
      Carla Gugino - Amanda
    • Angela Lansbury
      Angela Lansbury - Mrs. Van Gundy
    • Ophelia Lovibond
      Ophelia Lovibond - Pippi
    • Madeline Carroll
      Madeline Carroll - Janie



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 264 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Absolutely Hilarious Animal-Human Love Tale

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      AandJ091108
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      You live in an apartment in New York City and work within sight of the Empire State building. Your life is hectic but predictable. Imagine getting a very unusual gift (turns out, later, to be from your father). It is a live gentoo penguin. Wanting to send it back, you ask for a return crate. You get a new crate all right--filled with five new penguins. What a mess your apartment soon becomes! You get snipped at and dumped on by the penguins. You give them names, such as Nimrod, Stinky, Captain, etc. They are perpetually playful! The penguins swim in the bathtub and spill water all over. Your children from a terminated marriage come to visit, and, having long been alienated from you, absolutely fall in love with the penguins. A nosy neighbor wonders what the noises are from your apartment and, suspecting that he is on to something, wants to tell the board about it. Worse yet, your new nemesis, a penguin specialist who works in the zoo, keeps spying on you. He has a behaviorist view of animals (making animals little more than machines made of flesh), and is determined to take your penguins from you. To him, penguins are simply fish-eating machines. He doubts if a non-specialist can properly care for penguins, and especially ridicules the notion that a loving bond has developed between the penguins and you. In time, you turn your apartment into a winter wonderland, complete with snow, ice skating, etc. Some of the penguins lay eggs, and you are determined that they hatch. Your colleagues from work stumble upon your transformed apartment, and think that you have totally lost your mind. Your penguins follow you around wherever you go, and this produces its own share of comic events. Everything comes to a head from the nosy neighbor, the penguin specialist, the kids, Popper's ex-wife, and his work colleagues. Popper is accused of breaking the law by housing penguins. He is fired from his job. He tries to win his ex-wife back. The penguin specialist has all of Popper's penguins. The apartment is normal once again, and the visiting children are heartbroken. And then... I will not spoil the ending by revealing it. This is a very entertaining and heartwarming movie for the whole family. If you are an animal lover, this little tale is definitely for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Ok for kids who like animal movies but only so-so

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      JunkGuy
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      Might entertain kids who like to watch animals run around and get into trouble but the story is kind of hard to follow for children. Good effects though - often hard to tell when the penguins are real or CGI. Carrey has a few lines that garner a grin but generally isn't very funny in this one. Pass. If you want penguins, go with a Madagascar movie. If you want Jim Carrey, get one of his funnier films.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Cute funny movie

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      Andy10
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      This movie is so funny & cute! Every movie starrring Jim Carrey, always makes me laugh, not to mention the very cute & adorable penguins! The storyline was very moving & the ending couldn't have been any better. You have to watch this movie, you'll love it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie.

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      Auggy
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      I bought this DVD as a family movie for Christmas Eve. Even though my daughter fell asleep watching it, she got up on Christmas morning and wanted to finish watching it. We started it completely over, and ended up having to watch it 6 different times on Christmas Day alone...what was I thinking buying this lol.....

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Decent Family Film

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      KEPShopper
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      This movie was a little too goofy for me but overall it had a good story line and warm ending. It isn't full of bad language and other things not appropriate for children making it a film you can watch with your kids. Just be ready for a lot of silliness and you'll enjoy it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Son loved this movie

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      Char
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      My son and I were going to have a hot date night, take out and movie, and he picked this movie out of the movie bin. I was skeptical at first but it is a really cute and funny movie. So far we've watched it several times and it has yet to get old.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Family Movie

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      TaliBay
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      Pop the popcorn and grab the blankets, this movie is great for a family night in. The story is touching. If you not a Jim Carrey fan this movie is still worth watching the penguins are adorable and the characters were a good fit. Makes me want to own a penguin.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent family movie!!!

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      GrannyPammy
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      A fun night for all of the family. Pop some popcorn, grab a cuddle blanket, and relax!!! I didn't find anything repulsive in this movie (unless you are squeamish about pooping pets!) and thought it is good for the whole family. Brings hope to family's of divorce.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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