Jim Carrey was supposed to be the star attraction at the première of his new comedy, Mr Popper's Penguins.
But his cute little co-stars stole the spotlight as they waddled down the white carpet.
Wearing black trousers, a black shirt and an unusual fringed, green jacket, Carrey flashed a big grin as he arrived at Grauman's Chinese Theatre today in Hollywood.
Star attraction? Jim Carrey flashed a big grin as he arrived at the première of his new comedy, Mr. Popper's Penguins today in Hollywood
Cute competition: Carrey had to compete for camera time with four of his penguin co-stars after they waddled out of a limousine
The black and white attired penguins were more smartly dressed than Carrey and as soon as they waddled out of the back of a limousine, all eyes shifted to the cute little creatures.
Once firmly on solid ground, the birds were paraded in front of a crowd of excited photographers who snapped away.
There are six penguins in the movie, but only four were spotted walking along the white carpet.
Class photo: The human stars of Mr. Popper's Penguins posed for pictures as the penguins played around in front of them
Say cheese! The penguins steal the limelight
Also attending was Californication actress Carla Gugino and up-and-coming actress Madeline Carroll who have roles in the film.
Actress Anne Heche is not in the movie, but she came out ot show her support as did veteran actor Dick Van Dyke.
Based on a children's book of the same name, Mr. Popper's Penguins stars Carrey as a divorced businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life.
Can we have your autograph? Dick Van Dyke meets his feathered fans
Carrey's co-stars: Californication star Carla Gugino and up-and-coming actress Madeline Carroll have roles in the filmBut that all changes when he inherits six penguins, which turn his life upside down and his New York apartment into a winter wonderland.
While the penguins appear to be stealing some of Carrey's thunder, the actor says he liked work with her tuxedoed co-stars.
'I loved working with the real penguins,' Carrey recently told reporters while out promoting the movie.
Fancy a swim? One feathered guest eyes up the camera
We're the stars! The birds strike a pose on the ice carpet
Mr Popper's Penguins was shot in New York City and directed by Mark Waters of Mean Girls and Freaky Friday fame.
The comedy opens across the US and Canada next Friday.
Showing their support: Neither Anne Heche nor Dick Van Dyke is in the film, but the hit the white carpet to show their support
Penguin fans: Madeline Carroll and Ophelia Lovibond on the ice carpet