Film trailer: Jim Carrey in 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'

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The first trailer for the comedy Mr. Popper's Penguins starring Jim Carrey ( The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Bruce Almighty) was released online March 23.

Based on the award-winning 1938 classic children's book by Richard and Florence Atwater, the story follows a businessman who fantasizes about exploring Antarctica while living in New York City. When he receives Captain Cook the penguin as a gift, his life turns upside down.

The footage of this teaser trailer shows the antics that occur as a dozen penguins invade Mr. Popper's home and he learns to train them for "Popper's Performing Penguins, First Time on Any Stage, Direct from the South Pole."

Directed by Mark S. Water ( The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mean Girls) the film costars Carla Gugino ( Watchmen, American Gangster) and Angela Lansbury ( Nanny McPhee).

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The film is set to open June 17 in North America and Russia, with the UK, Germany and Sweden to follow.