- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 November 2013 06:27
- Written by Lupe Haas
In this family comedy, Jim Carrey is Mr. Popper, a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life, until he inherits six penguins. Popper’s Penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland and the rest of his life upside-down.
Filmed on a refrigerated soundstage with real Gentoo Penguins, MR. POPPERS PENGUINS is a contemporary adaptation of a classic book.
About working with his penguin co-stars, Carrey said:
"It's really hard to be unhappy around a penguin. That's why I did this movie in the first place. Penguins are kind of an obsession with me. I really love them. And I don't know what else I would rather work with, animal-wise. And, of course, I'm Ace Ventura, so I've had a lot of experience. And I think penguins take the cake. You know, penguins are like, puppies times ten. They're just pure love. You can't deny it." "Of course all they want is fish, so I had to have fish, you know, between my legs, in my shoes, in my pockets. I'd just roll around in fish. And that's how we trained the penguins. They'll follow you anywhere if you stink like fish. So I tried to stink like fish as much as possible."