The Jim Carrey of today is not the Jim Carrey of yesteryear. You can tell this when reading the press release for Mr. Popper’s Penguins, where Jim Carrey is not defined by a cutting edge comedy role or even a serious performance. Jim Carrey is now the guy who recently did Disney’s A Christmas Carol. With Robert Zemeckis on board for A Christmas Carol, being defined by that role is not the worst thing ever – it’s just different.

Perhaps in the next press release Carrey will be credited with his starring role in Mr. Popper’s Penguins, which I heard wasn’t the worst film to hit theaters this summer. Earning a reasonable $68 million at the U.S. box office, the Twentieth Century Fox title is hoping to rake in a little more when Mr. Popper’s Penguins comes to Blu-Ray and DVD on December 6.

Twentieth Century Fox is really causing some penguin pandemonium with its Blu-Ray and DVD releases. Deleted scenes with commentary will come with the DVD, but not the Blu-Ray. A bonus featurette titled “The Legacy of Mr. Popper’s Penguins” will presumably discuss the beloved children’s book the film is based on, however, only Blu-Ray copies will have access to this featurette. Both sets will feature a gag reel, an animated short, featurettes “Ready for their Closeup” and “Ladies and Gentoomen,” and audio commentary. The theatrical trailer and a sneak peak at Tooth Fairy 2 will round out the extras available with both sets.

Jim Carrey’s the man, and I don’t mind if he wants to do children’s titles or animated titles or whatever, really. I’m just hoping he’s got a little more Tom Petty in him than Guns N Roses, and still has a few more solid comedies hiding under his belt.

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