By Bradford Hornsby

Today is World Penguin Day and that got us thinking about both the tuxedo wearing water fowl and the Gotham City villain. We’ve posted some places around the Bay Area where you can see penguins live but here are some of the best penguins on the silver screen.


Surf’s Up (2007)

The animated mockumentary of Cody Maverick – the surfing Penguin. The film features the voice acting of Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, and more.


Mary Poppins (1964)

Once of the most famous scenes from this family classic involves Dick Van Dyke and a group of penguins dancing together.


Happy Feet (2006)

Animated feature about an outcast turned hero Emperor Penguin named Mumble. The Oscar winning film had a sequel Happy Feet Two in 2011.


Batman Returns (1992)

Danny DeVito donned the monocle and top hat as the flippered super villain in the second installment of the nineties Batman series.


Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011)

When Thomas Popper (Jim Carrey) receives a mysterious crate from Antarctica, it marks the end of his comfortable and well-ordered existence as a New York real estate mogul — and the beginning of his new life as caretaker, landlord and parent figure to six unforgettable penguins, each with a distinct personality.


March Of The Penguins (2005)

An intimate look at the journey of Antarctica’s emperor penguins that won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


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