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Summary An adaptation of the beloved 1938 children's book, which won the 1939 Newbery Award. Mr. Popper is a house painter whose 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 vorac...

Mr. Popper's Penguins
Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 30 Critic Reviews
53
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 139 User Ratings
6.1
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Summary An adaptation of the beloved 1938 children's book, which won the 1939 Newbery Award. Mr. Popper is a house painter whose 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 vorac...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 30 Critic Reviews
53
40% Positive
12 Reviews
43% Mixed
13 Reviews
17% Negative
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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 30 Critic Reviews
53
40% Positive
12 Reviews
43% Mixed
13 Reviews
17% Negative
5 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 139 User Ratings
6.1
44% Positive
61 Ratings
42% Mixed
58 Ratings
14% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 139 User Ratings
6.1
44% Positive
61 Ratings
42% Mixed
58 Ratings
14% Negative
20 Ratings

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Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Dune Entertainment III
Release Date Jun 17, 2011
Duration 1 h 34 m
Rating PG
MovieGuide Awards
2 Nominations
BMI Film & TV Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Kids' Choice Awards, USA
1 Nomination