The first poster for Mr. Popper’s Penguins has been released. Based on the children’s book of the same name, the film centers on a New York real estate developer who inherits some penguins, naturally. Jim Carrey stars in the film which was directed by Mark Waters. I quite enjoyed Waters’ Mean Girls, and thought the premise had some potential with Carrey attached, but the first trailer didn’t really impress anything upon me other than “look how kooky it is to have penguins in a high-rise apartment!” Though I did find it cool that the film used actual penguins most of the time rather than relying on CGI.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Carrey stars alongside Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury, and Madeline Carroll. Mr. Popper’s Penguins hits theaters June 17th.
Here’s the poster (via IMP):
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.