The first official photos from Jim Carrey’s upcoming movie Mr. Popper’s Penguins have been released. Back in December we posted some behind the scenes images of the actor and his hobbling co-stars and today we’ve got some HQ photos straight from the studio. They were originally posted over on USA Today, but you can check them out right here…

Damn, those penguins are everywhere! They’ve crept their way into every crevice of this man’s life. It looks like he’s training them for something. Perhaps he’s trying to domesticate them like dogs? We’re not familiar with the children’s book from, which the film is based but we are interested in whatever is going on between him and these birds.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins centers on a high-powered businessman suddenly inherits six penguins. As he gets acquainted with – and increasingly attached to – his winged roommates, Popper’s life quickly unravels: his swanky New York apartment is turned into a snowy winter wonderland, the deal he’s long been working on is derailed, and he almost lands in jail.

Mr. Poppers Penguins is scheduled to hit theaters on August 12, 2011.

What do you think of the official photos from Mr. Popper’s Penguins?