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'Penguins of Madagascar' Mockumentary with Benedict Cumberbatch

20 November 2014 3:12 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

On behalf of 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation we're excited to share with you a hilarious new "Mockumentary" for the highly anticipated action-comedy,&#160Penguins of Madagascar,&#160featuring&#160Tom McGrath, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, and director Eric Darnell.

Find out just how committed the cast were to their roles and how they literally became the animals they are playing!

In Penguins of Madagascar, super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched.&#160 Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind.&#160 Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.&#160Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.&#160

Check out the cast, »

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Penguins Of Madagascar Mockumentary Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Ken Jeong

20 November 2014 2:27 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Want to see Benedict Cumberbatch perfect his wolf bark, Ken Jeong perform as a Navy Seal instead of a baby seal and John Malkovich get into octopus form?  It’s all in the brand new Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary that DreamWorks Animation debuted and just like the large majority of the promotional material released for the film thus far, it’s pretty amusing and well worth a watch. In the upcoming film, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Patrick Stuart) have to stop an old acquaintance from taking over the world, Malkovich’s Dr. Octavius Brine, aka Dave the Octopus.  But the penguins can’t do it alone so they team up with a spy organization lead by Cumberbatch’s Agent Classified called the North Wind.  Hit the jump to check out that Penguins of Madagascar mockumentary and keep an eye out for the full feature, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Here is Benedict Cumberbatch panting and lapping water for 'Penguins of Madagascar'

20 November 2014 1:34 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Benedict Cumberbatch can be seen here -- in this mockumentary for the making-of "Penguins of Madagascar" -- lapping up water and panting. You're welcome. More fun facts: John Malkovich spent "40 days and 40 nights" in an aquarium in order to become and octopus, and I'd like a Christmas ornament of Ken Jeong dressed up as a baby seal. Not a baby seal: Ken Jeong dress up as one. "Penguins of Madagascar" is in theaters on Nov. 26. »

- Katie Hasty

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ With John Malkovich

19 November 2014 8:51 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new animated comedy “Penguins of Madagascar” starring John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch!

Penguins of Madagascar,” which opens on Nov. 26, 2014 and is rated “PG,” also stars Werner Herzog, Ken Jeong, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and Conrad Vernon from directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith and writers John Aboud and Michael Colton.

To win your free “Penguins of Madagascar” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch Arrested Development's Mae Whitman in The Duff's first trailer

19 November 2014 6:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Duff has released its first trailer.

Mae Whitman stars in director Ari Sandel's teen comedy.

Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, it centres around Bianca, who is horrified to be told that she is her friends' 'Duff' - the 'designated ugly fat friend'.

She enlists a school jock to help her ditch the unwanted label.

Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca A Santos, Allison Janney and Ken Jeong also feature in the movie.

Whitman is best known for her role as George Michael's forgettable girlfriend Ann in Arrested Development.

She also starred in Scott Pilgrim vs The World and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The Duff will open in the Us on February 19, 2015. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »

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Watch Bella Thorne In Trailer For The Duff

18 November 2014 3:36 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong, here’s your first look at the funny trailer and new poster for CBS Films’ The Duff.

Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The Duff’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).

Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, »

- Michelle McCue

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Mae Whitman Defies Labels In First Trailer For Teen Comedy The Duff

18 November 2014 2:49 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since her first big turn as the dowdy Ann Veal in Arrested Development, Mae Whitman has emerged a solid actor with a ton of successful items on her resume. But, that’s of no concern whatsoever when considering her role in upcoming comedy, The Duff. While the actress doesn’t prescribe to the hyper-perfect aesthetic of many women in the industry, she’s not what I would term a ‘designated ugly fat friend’ – a label attached to the character she plays in Ari Sandel’s comedy.

With the launch of the first trailer, it seems the entire plot of the comedy hinges on Whitman’s good nature over her derided high schooler, Bianca. In an uninspired mash-up of Mean Girls and She’s All That, the poor lass discovers that her teenage experience isn’t as perfect as she’d hoped. Learning that she is the Duff of her group, »

- Gem Seddon

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The Duff Trailer and Poster Set Out to Obliterate Body Image Progress

18 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

That headline is half in jest, since I actually think there's a chance that The Duff has its heart in the right place.  It's just that the execution of that intent, so far, is a bit confounding.  First, star Mae Whitman is neither ugly or fat.  But I'm not worried about her.  She's an adult and likely knows that she's not ugly or fat.  But what do little girls think of themselves when they see Whitman, who is more than conventionally attractive, positioned that way?  When they look and the mirror don't feel like they can even measure up to Hollywood's standards of "ugly" and "fat?"  All of this is hammered home by the vaguely predatory tagline, "if you don't know who it is, then it's probably you."  I'm sure there's some redemption in the film itself.  It looks to have good performances for what looks essentially like a more specific, »

- Evan Dickson

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Watch: First Trailer for Mae Whitman’s ‘The Duff’

18 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

CBS Films has released the first trailer for high school comedy “The Duff,” a week after announcing a three-year distribution partnership with Lionsgate.

The first film to kick off the agreement is “The Duff,” directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne.

Whitman portrays a high school senior who remakes herself on learning that she’s known as “The Duff” — the Designated Ugly Fat Friend — to her prettier, more popular friends. Ken Jeong stars as her favorite teacher and Nick Eversman plays her crush.

The Lionsgate logo is nowhere in sight in the 2-minute trailer. “The Duff” is set to hit theaters next year.

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- Dave McNary

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Have a Look At The Teaser Trailer and Poster for 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 1:31 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The teaser trailer is now online for CBS Films' The Duff, which is based on the novel by Kody Keplinger. The film stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong.

The Duff is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay written by Josh Cagan.

The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos).  Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself.

To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must »

- Kellvin Chavez

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'The Duff' Trailer Starring Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman

18 November 2014 11:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Defy your label with a new teaser trailer & poster from CBS Films' The Duff, following the first look photo and trailer preview that debuted last week. Based on the novel by Kody Keplinger, the upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos and Skyler Samuels opens in theaters in 2015!

The story follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite&#160the&#160words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside&#160the&#160potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find&#160the&#160confidence to overthrow the »

- MovieWeb

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Mae Whitman reinvents herself in teaser for teen comedy 'The Duff'

18 November 2014 11:14 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The teaser trailer for "The Duff" has arrived. No, it's not the long-awaited Hilary Duff biopic or a documentary about Springfield's favorite beer. Instead, "The Duff" is based on Kody Keplinger's novel, and stars Mae Whitman (her?) as a high schooler named Bianca who is devastated to discover she's secretly known as "The Duff" ("Designated Ugly Fat Friend") in her social circle. With the help of hunky jock Robbie Amell ("The Tomorrow People"), Bianca reinvents herself while attempting to topple her school's clique system and vicious mean girls.  Watch the teaser here: It also stars Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco, and Ken Jeong. And check out the film's poster below: "The Duff" opens February 20. Will it be as good as the book? »

- Dave Lewis

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New clip and featurette for Penguins of Madagascar

17 November 2014 11:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released a new clip from the upcoming CG-animated spin-off Penguins of Madagascar which sees the Penguins causing mischief, along with a featurette entitled ‘Meet the Fleet'; check them both out here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Penguins of Madagascar

Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know) to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK, with a voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

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- Gary Collinson

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Community Casts Britta’s Parents

17 November 2014 1:26 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting continues to heat up on Yahoo’s sixth season of the acclaimed college comedy Community, formerly of NBC. Last week, it was reported that Keith David and Paget Brewster had joined the cast in major roles, playing new characters designed to fill a void left by the departure of former series regulars Yvette Nicole Brown, Jonathan Banks and John Oliver. And now, Entertainment Weekly has revealed that Community is set to introduce Britta’s (Gillian Jacobs) parents – Martin Mull will play George Perry, and Lesley Ann Warren will play his wife Deb.

Both actors will appear in the currently untitled second episode of Community‘s upcoming 13-episode sixth season. This won’t be the first time that the pair have shared the screen – Mull and Warren previously portrayed Colonel Mustard and Miss Scarlet, respectively, in Clue. More recently, Mull played another dad on Fox’s short-lived, critically reviled sitcom Dads, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich Hit the Ice With ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Premiere

16 November 2014 10:14 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Forty-eight hours after it was announced that Hasbro ended conversations with DreamWorks Animation about a possible merger, Jeffrey Katzenberg was at Bryant Park’s skating rink to celebrate the “Penguins of Madagascar” premiere.

The Sunday afternoon event featured hot chocolate, hot dogs and life size penguins on skates who entertained a gaggle of kids and their parents, including George Stephanopoulos, Mariska Hargitay and Brooke Shields.

Pic, about four penguins who join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine (voiced by John Malkovich) from destroying the world, marks the fourth film in the “Madagascar” franchise.

In addition to Malkovich, directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith cast Benedict Cumberbatch, who won the acting trophy for “The Imitation Game” at Friday’s Hollywood Film Awards.

“John and Benedict just didn’t do voice recordings for this film,” Darnell said before hitting the ice. “They act »

- Addie Morfoot

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'The Duff' Trailer Preview Starring Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman

14 November 2014 5:35 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney superstar Bella Thorne has introduced the first footage from the upcoming high school comedy The Duff on her official Instagram account, offering up the trailer teaser.

In The Duff, Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns&#160the&#160student body knows her as 'The&#160Duff' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite&#160the&#160words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside&#160the&#160potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find&#160the&#160confidence to overthrow the&#160school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone's Duff.

There »

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Bella Thorne Unveils The Duff Teaser Trailer Featuring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell and Ken Jeong

14 November 2014 3:51 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

I haven’t read Kody Keplinger’s The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) yet, but I’ve heard good things, so the book’s been sitting on my iPad for quite some time now and with Ari Sandel’s film adaption due in theaters on April 10, 2015, I better get to it fast.  The movie stars Mae Whitman as Bianca, a high school senior widely known as The Duff.  In an effort to reinvent herself, she turns to school jock Wesley (Robbie Amell) and tries to build the confidence to take down the resident “label maker,” Madison (Bella Thorne). An official promo hasn’t hit the web just yet, but Thorne did share a little something on Instagram that she’s calling The Duff teaser trailer.  It’s really just a montage of pretty faces and high school stereotypes, but the film’s got a solid cast and apparently some stellar »

- Perri Nemiroff

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First Look at Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman in 'The Duff'

13 November 2014 11:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate and CBS Films announced a multi-year distribution partnership this morning, which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy The Duff. Along with the press release, they have debuted a first look at the cast, which features Disney superstar Bella Thorne and Parenthood favorite Mae Whitman.

The high school comedy The Duff is based on the bestselling novel by Kody Keplinger and is directed by Ari Sandel from a screenplay by Josh Cagan.&#160 McG, Mary Viola and Susan Cartsonis produced The Duff with Lane Bishop serving as executive producer.

The film follows Bianca (Mae Whitman), a high school senior whose world is shattered when a charming jock (Robbie Amell) informs her that the student body knows her as The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels&#160and Bianca Santos).

Set for release in early 2015, the film also stars Bella Thorne, Nick Eversman, »

- MovieWeb

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Lionsgate and CBS Films Announce Distribution Partnership

13 November 2014 10:24 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Lionsgate, a premier next-generation global content leader, and CBS Films, a multifaceted feature film studio releasing quality films in all genres, have formed a multi-year distribution partnership which will begin with the 2015 release of the teen comedy The Duff, the two companies announced today.

Under the agreement, CBS Films will acquire or produce the films and shepherd the marketing efforts with Lionsgate overseeing distribution initiatives across all media, including theatrical and home entertainment platforms. In addition, Lionsgate will handle exclusive international sales for all titles under the agreement with the exception of The Duff.

The agreement gives CBS Films access to Lionsgate's distribution prowess as well as its global sales infrastructure, while Lionsgate will receive a new and consistent source of branded quality wide release films for its theatrical and home entertainment pipelines. Outside of this new strategic arrangement, CBS Films will continue to acquire, produce and self-distribute its own limited releases. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch An Exclusive Clip From ‘The Penguins Of Madagascar’

12 November 2014 9:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Arriving in cinemas for the Christmas period on the 5th December is the animated spin-off The Penguins Of Madagascar from Twentieth Century Fox. Featuring a number of characters from the hit Madagascar franchise, The Penguins Of Madagascar is bound to enjoy similar success to it predecessors. To celebrate the upcoming release of the film, and to whet your appetite somewhat, we have an exclusive new clip titled ‘Giant Laser,’ for your viewing pleasure.

Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind, led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know). Together they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

The film boasts the vocal talents of Benedict Cumberbatch, »

- Paul Heath

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