Mr. Popper's Penguins was one of my favorite books as a child. I was enchanted by the idea of having penguins cavorting in the house.
When I decided in the 9th grade to write a mystery, the title was going to be The Case of the Purple Penguin. I didn't get past the title, but you can see that penguins were on my mind.
So even though I don't watch too many movies, I did rent the Jim Carrey version of MPP and am looking forward to laughing along with it. I don't think it got great reviews and the story line is different, but the penguins are there and who doesn't love a penguin!