Mr. Popper's penguins [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox [and Dune Entertainment] presents ; a Davis Entertainment Company production ; a Mark Waters film ; screenplay by Sean Anders & John Morris and Jared Stern ; produced by John Davis ; directed by Mark Waters.
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,  Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 
Based upon the novel by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Release date: Dec. 6, 2011.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Mark Waters, editor Bruce Green and visual effects supervisor Richard Hollander; Featurettes: Nimrod and Stinky's Antarctic adventure (6 min.); Deleted scenes (2 min.); Gag reel (2 min.); Ready for their closeup (9 min.); Ladies and gentoomen (6 min.); Original story sampler [slide show]; Theatrical trailer (1 min.); Sneak peeks (4 min.).
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||Director of photography, Florian Ballhaus ; production designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; film editor, Bruce Green ; music composed and conducted by by Rolfe Kent ; costume designer, Ann Roth ; executive producers, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Derek Dauchy, Joel Gotler.|
|Participant or Performer Note:||Jim Carrey (Mr. Popper), Carla Gugino (Amanda), Ophelia Lovibond (Pippi), Madeleine Carroll (Janie), Clark Gregg (Nat Jones), Jeffrey Tambor (Mr. Gremmins), David Krumholtz (Kent), Phillip Baker Hall (Franklin), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Van Gundy), Maxwell Perry Cotton (Billy), James Tupper (Rick), Dominic Chianese (Reader), William C. Mitchell (Yates).|
|Summary, etc.:||Mr. Popper's Penguins is the story of a boy whose explorer father loves him but neglects him in favor of his career. Once the boy grows to sharkish real-estate wheeler-dealer manhood in NYC, he does the same thing to his wife, daughter, and son. Promised a partner position in his real-estate firm, he woos a reluctant seller to part with the Tavern on the Green. Life is going fine until his dad's final gift to him arrives. Then Mr. Popper's life changes radically, because the gift is penguins--live, breathing, fish-loving penguins. Mr. Popper, at first vexed and then beguiled by the creatures, tries to deal with them, his job, his children, his ex-wife, a nosy neighbor, an officious zoo guy, and the state of his soul.|
|Target Audience Note:||
Rating: PG; for mild rude humor and some language.
MPAA rating: Rated PG for mild rude humor and some language; Canadian Home Video rating: Rated G.
|System Details Note:||
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital (Spanish, French); widescreen 1.85:1.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital surround; widescreen presentation, 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
In English, English DVS [descriptive video service] for the visually impaired, dubbed Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing) or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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