Mr. Popper's Penguins

Friday, June 17, 2011 in 3,338 theaters
On Blu-ray & DVD
MPAA Rating
PG for mild rude humor and some language.
1 hour, 34 minutes


A house painter's dreams of Arctic exploration prompt 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.

Additional Notes

  • Adapted from the 1938 children's book. Said to take a modern feel.