Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins Review and Giveaway *Closed*


A Man’s Best Friend: Favorite Human/Animal Duos in Film

In many films, the closest bond between man and beast is not just with a typical pet, but also with unlikely creatures, like Mr. Popper’s unbreakable bond with his penguins. Here we will explore other unlikely human/animal duos in film, including Dr. Doolittle, Free Willy, Mary Poppins and How to Train Your Dragon. Not only do these humans and their animals form a special friendship, but they also have fun and hilarious interactions, including dancing, flying and talking.

Jim Carrey (A Christmas Carol) stars in MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download December 6th.  The whole family will be full of laughs watching Mr. Popper, a driven businessman, inherit six adorable and mischievous penguins. As Mr. Popper quickly gets attached to his winged roommates, his life quickly unravels: the deal he’s long been working on with a formidable socialite, Mrs. Van Gundy (Angela Lansbury), is derailed and Popper almost lands in jail.  While Popper’s penguins turn his swank New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland - they teach him valuable lessons about family – human and otherwise!

1) Dr. Doolittle


Eddie Murphy stars as the title character in 1998’s Dr. Doolittle, a film about a doctor who realizes he has the unique ability to understand and talk to animals! Dr. Doolittle befriends a dog named Lucky (voiced by Norm Macdonald), and Lucky helps him realize his true calling as someone who was meant to bond with and help animals. With Lucky’s (and many other animals’) help, Dr. Doolittle is able to save a very sick tiger, which aids in bringing his family closer together and helps his medical practice.

2) Free Willy


In 1993’s Free Willy, 12 year-old Jesse is forced to work at a theme park as penance for vandalizing it. There, he meets and befriends Willy, a captive orca whale with a collapsed dorsal fin. Because Willy responds to Jesse’s commands, he earns a long-term job at the park. Jesse eventually learns that the park’s management has plans to kill Willy in order to collect the $1 million insurance policy on him. In an iconic showdown scene, Jesse guides Willy up and over a rock wall to freedom, where he returns to his family.

3) Mary Poppins


In the Academy Award-winning 1964 film Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews stars as the title character. This magical nanny takes charge of the Banks children, and along with her dear friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), takes the children on a delightful adventure through an animated park, where the group dances and gallivants with various cartoon animals (including penguins, horses, and foxes). After teaching the children and their parents some valuable lessons about family, Mary Poppins leaves the Banks’ home, having changed their lives for the better.

4) How to Train Your Dragon


2010’s computer-animated film, How to Train Your Dragon, tells the story of Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel), a young Viking teenager, who aspires to be a dragon slayer. After capturing his first dragon, he realizes he doesn’t want to kill it and instead befriends it. Hiccup names the dragon Toothless, and fashions a prosthetic tail for him so that he can fly again. Hiccups tries to show his village the true nature of the dragons – that they are actually not cruel – and, eventually, is able to convince the Vikings and dragons to work together.

5) Mr. Popper’s Penguins


The uptight businessman, Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey), is given six penguins after his father’s death. He plans to give them away, until he discovers that his children love them. Popper soon grows to love the penguins as well, and after the penguins lay three eggs and only two of them hatch, Mr. Popper becomes obsessed with the un-hatched egg. When he can’t save it, he gives all of the penguins to the zoo, but soon realizes that he let his children down. He then steals the penguins back and regains his children’s love and respect, as well as his feathered friends.

Our thoughts on the movie: We sat down and watched Mr. Popper's Penguins over the weekend and we really enjoyed it. It's a really cute movie that's perfect to watch as a family. Brayden and Trevor loved the penguins because they were so adorable and funny. The movie wasn't all about comedy though, there was a great story line to keep the adults entertained as well. Overall this was a great movie that i'm sure we'll watch over and over again.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a promotional copy of Mr. Popper's Penguins for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

51 comments:

Diva Locks said...

I really loved Garfield (the movie verison) :)

Anonymous said...

lol Garfield was my favorite as well!
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amber w. said...

I liked Dr. Doolittle
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scottsgal said...

love the Beethoven movies
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jcwega27 said...

beethoven

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Anonymous said...

not sure if this qualifies as an actual animal but my favorite movie of all times if Harvey with James Stewart and Harvey, his pooka, a 6 foot one invisible rabbit. hydepennym@gmail.com

sablelexi said...

I loved Old Yeller, even if it still makes me cry.
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Anonymous said...

I loved Free Willy growing up!
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Isaiahsmom said...

I loved Free Willy julielundstrom@yahoo.com

Isaiahsmom said...

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freddie said...

I liked Stuart Little dwelchert@yahoo.com

maxfate said...

My favorite is Any Which Way But Loose-Clint Eastwood, and Clyde!

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Jasmyn said...

I loved Stewart Little and Garfield. They were staples when I was growing up.

Kimberly said...

I love The Ugly Dashaund an old Disney movie
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corey1971 said...

I would say Stuart little (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

Jennifer Donohue said...

My favorite National Velvet.

Amo said...

I loved Turner and Hooch!
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Philzendia said...

Free Willy
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Renee G said...

We loved Free Willy.
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Michael M said...

Garfield is my favorite

Anonymous said...

I LIKE TURNER AND HOOCH
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Isaiahsmom said...

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Jenette said...

I liked dr. doolittle

Allison Downes said...

Garfield!

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Megan McGowan Parsons said...

I love Dreamer

Anonymous said...

I loved Homeward bound
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lisawith4 said...

I've always loved The Black Stallion!

Dealsfan32 said...

I like air bud
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tarter95 said...

We like Far From Home.
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Anonymous said...

my favorite human/animal duo movie is eight below - i LOVE that movie and cry every time i watch it
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Mommydoll13 said...

marley and me
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Charleen said...

I liked The Shaggy Dog

Kari said...

Mine would have to be Homeward bound. But we are a Golden Retriever family and have had a couple :)

Jennifer Donohue said...

National Velvet

Bree said...

We love Air Bud at our house!

Ali said...

My hubby loves Mr. Poppers penguins

Bonnye said...

I always loved Where the red fern grows.

rj7777 said...

I love ole yeller. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

Ashley rexrode said...

I love the animal. It was my husbands favorite

Jessica B. said...

I love Free Willy. jj250@aol.com

LexiKeely said...

I love Dr. Dolittle!

Anonymous said...

I like Dr. Dolittle .

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ape2016 said...

The Black Stallion

Jessy B said...

I loved My Dog Skip :)

jenzen69 said...

I like Dr Doolittle
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jakeremom said...

Dolphan tails is by far the best.

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Candie L said...

I like a Nutty Professor movie. Thank you

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Courtney Fisk said...

Marmaduke! We all loved it. :)

AJ said...

Ace Ventura!

Isaiahsmom said...

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I voted 12/13

Isaiahsmom said...

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