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First Official Photos for 'Mr. Popper's Penguins' with Jim Carrey

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January 13, 2011
Source: USA Today

Mr. Popper's Penguins

It was less than a year ago that it was first reported that a Mr. Popper's Penguins adaptation was in the works, and its only taken Fox nine months to sort out a filmmaker and get a cast, get it entirely shot and on track for an August 12th release this year. So here we are, showing the first official photos courtesy of USA Today. As expected, they're a bunch of shots of Jim Carrey as Mr. Popper goofing off with some penguins. C'mon, we all knew this was going to be an easy sell, they're so cute! Plus with memories of the hilarious Ace Ventura: Pet Detective coming to mind, I'll happily say this is an adaptation I'm actually looking forward to!

We've pulled some our favorite shots from the gallery, but click the image to see all of them on USA Today.

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Mr. Popper's Penguins

Referring to the penguins' work ethic on set, Carrey states: "I found them completely unprofessional, but they're on-screen gold, so what can you do?" Yep - "they're like puppies times 10." The story, written by Richard and Florence Atwater in 1938, has been changed to move Mr. Popper to present-day New York. He sends a "fan letter" to an explorer because he regrets never visiting the North or South poles and eventually ends up receiving six penguins, which he must take care of. At the helm is experienced family-film director Mark Waters, of Mean Girls, Just Like Heaven, Spiderwick Chronicles and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. So far this looks quite fun, we'll let you know when they release a trailer. What do you guys think of these?

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  • TeacherKid
    I cannot imagine the insanity on set, not only with Jim Carrey being there, but with penguins, too. Any idea when we might be seeing any sort of trailer? I'm intrigued with the pics!
  • Jericho
    this better be good, i admit i was skeptical but now i want to see this
  • Staatz
    My kids would probably like this, looks good.
  • Anonymous
    its Jim Carrey so I'm in.
  • voodoo2
    Jim should just do another Ace Ventura.

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