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DreamWorks’ Penguins Of Madagascar – The Review

3 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

DreamWorks’ Penguins Of Madagascar will leave kids in stitches… while older audience members are left bored, with few laughs.

The penguins of Madagascar are back with an all new adventure. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, along with a new group of elite operatives group called The North Wind,are on a mission,  to save the penguins of the world after the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine sets his plan of destruction into motion. A world without penguins? Oh, my!

The ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ television series seems to go over rather well, and the film does too… for children. There are funny puns that will make audiences chuckle, but for the most part I was left spiritless. Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon and Christopher Knights really do work together well, and are humorous to watch (listen to) as the penguins. It would have been very easy for the studio to bump them for A-list names, »

- Melissa Howland

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Review: 'Penguins of Madagascar' lands some laughs but still feels cynical

9 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

First, let's state the obvious and get it out of the way. This is a crass piece of corporate product, an animation studio working more as an IP farm than as a storytelling unit, and it exists so that Dreamworks Animation can continue to wring money out of the "Madagascar" franchise. It is a perfect example of marketing driving the machine. It's also a profoundly silly movie that really isn't even trying to play by the conventional rules of family animation. They nod to creating a sentimental arc between Private (Christopher Knights) and Skipper (Tom McGrath), but they don't dwell on it, and they handle it with a fairly deft touch. The main goal of the movie is just to be ridiculous, and it does that in spades. The film starts with the penguins in their natural habitat, being filmed by a documentary film crew complete with the actual Werner Herzog narrating. »

- Drew McWeeny

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‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Review: Pete Hammond On Earthbound Spinoff

9 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Penguins of Madagascar waddles onto screens this holiday week, a spinoff of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar animated franchise. But as I say in my video review above, this film focuses on just one corner of that franchise’s winning collection of critters, the scheming pack of penguins. And it never quite takes flight, despite its manic pace and an evil octopus (!) voiced wonderfully by John Malkovich.

Other voice cast members include the seemingly omnipresent Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom McGrath (director of the three Madagascar films), Chris Miller (Puss in Boots director), Christopher Knights and Conrad Vernon (director of Shrek 2 and Monsters vs. Aliens).

The film was directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, from a script fashioned by McGrath, Brandon Sawyer, Eric Darnell, John Aboud and Michael Colton. Producers are Laura Breay and Mark Swift.

Penguins opens in the United States on Wednesday (it’s been in China and »

- Pete Hammond

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Penguins Of Madagascar Review

11 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Can scene-stealers carry a movie?  Or do some characters only work best in small doses?  Even though they don't have big-name voice actors, the espionage-minded penguins from the Madagascar franchise have consistently been more appealing than the central characters.  They almost feel like they're more for the adults in the audience and the kids can have the slapstick and fart jokes.  Now Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon), and Private (Christopher Knights) have taken center stage, and their spin-off, Penguins of Madagascar, easily surpasses the first two Madagascar films (I didn't even bother with the third) through its rapid-fire wit, cuteness, and offbeat jokes that will amuse kids and adults alike. After seeing crack squad's first mission, we cut to the present and see the Penguins squaring off against Dave (John Malkovich), a mad scientist/octopus who poses as a human by day, but by night harbors »

- Matt Goldberg

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Benedict Cumberatch prepares for Penguins of Madagascar role in hilarious Mockumentary

16 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released a new mockumentary for the upcoming CG-animated spin-off Penguins of Madagascar which sees Benedict Cumberbatch prepare for his wolf role…

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 also includes John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

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- Luke Owen

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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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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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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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Win A Family Four-Pack Of Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Penguins Of Madagascar In St. Louis

13 November 2014 1:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Penguins Of Madagascar are coming to theaters this Thanksgiving!

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

The breakout stars of DreamWorks Animation’s hit “Madagascar” movies get their own big screen comedy-adventure, in which the stakes couldn’t be higher for the Penguins. Their globetrotting adventures take them to Antarctica, Venice, the desert, Shanghai, New York City and … Kentucky), during which they experience glory, engage in espionage, foil »

- Movie Geeks

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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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Penguins of Madagascar gets a new trailer

5 November 2014 11:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have dropped a new UK trailer for the Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar, and we have it for you right here…

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.

See Also: New character posters for Penguins of Madagascar

Featuring in the voice cast of Penguins of Madagascar are Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK.

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- Gary Collinson

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Latest Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer Lands

5 November 2014 10:34 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

You’ve probably already seen at least one trailer for DreamWorks’ new ‘toon Penguins Of Madagascar, and a clip from the film’s opening sequence arrived last month. Now imagine what would happen if you mashed them both up? That’s right, utter anarchy the new promo from the film.Get ready to experience both the first meeting of all four Penguins – Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) – back in their younger days, and learn a little more about the animal espionage experts they’re currently assisting/annoying, the North Wind.Together, these mismatched squads will have to tackle a mad octopus villain named Dave (John Malkovich), who appears to have something of a past with our flightless friends. The North Wind gang, meanwhile, are led by a wolf (Benedict Cumberbatch) whose name is classified. So everyone calls him “Classified." And yes, it »

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Final Trailer For Penguins Of Madagascar Brings The Chuckles

4 November 2014 2:43 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The holiday season is nearly upon us and this equates to one defining fact for moviegoers; you’re gonna be bombarded by kiddie fare at the multiplex. Luckily, the quality of today’s animated capers aimed at youngsters are more than aware of this and cram in as many subtle gags for adults. That’s right, it looks like Dreamworks have another winner on their hands, as Penguins Of Madagascar‘s latest trailer suggests that you’ll be roaring away with your pint-sized offspring this November.

The comedy adventure spinoff follows the group of penguins who first appeared in animated zoo caper, Madagascar. Picking up directly from the events of third instalment, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, this time the story focuses solely on the arctic birds, namely Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Di Maggio) and Private (Christopher Knights). The group of birds work together on »

- Gem Seddon

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Penguins Of Madagascar Has an Amusing New Trailer

4 November 2014 2:16 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Earlier today Universal Pictures released a trailer for the Despicable Me spin-off film Minions. Now is looks like DreamWorks Animation has jumped in on the CG Animated movie trailer action, as they've released a third trailer for their own spin-off movie, Penguins of Madagascar. I love what I've seen from the movie so far. It looks like it's going to be very funny and something that both kids and adults could equally enjoy.

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched.  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.  Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, »

- Joey Paur

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Final Trailer Hits for 'Penguins of Madagascar'

4 November 2014 11:54 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

DreamWorks Animation has released the new trailer for Penguins of Madagascar, starring the voice talents of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru, and Peter Stormare.

Simon Smith, and Eric Darnell directed the film from a screenplay written by Michael Colton, and John Aboud.

Super spy teams aren’t born…they’re hatched.  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.  Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.  Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. 

Penguins of Madagascar is set to hit theaters on November 26, 2014.

Check out the final trailer below. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Final ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Trailer Teases the Penguins’ Origin Story

4 November 2014 11:22 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It’s been a big 24 hours for animated spinoffs about adorable groups of tiny, often incompetent helpers. Last night we got our first Minions trailer, and today we have the last Penguins of Madagascar trailer. The action adventure sees Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio), and Private (Christopher Knights) facing a threat […]

The post Final ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Trailer Teases the Penguins’ Origin Story appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Final 'Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer

4 November 2014 10:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Are you ready for the return of the Penguins? The break out stars of Madagascar are getting their own movie this Thanksgiving, with 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation releasing a third trailer for Penguins of Madagascar.

Audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly 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 cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Opening in theaters on November 26, the animated comedy features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich. Check out the latest footage as one of the greatest super spy teams of all-times hatches a new plan to stop the villainous Dr. »

- MovieWeb

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New character posters for The Penguins of Madagascar

26 October 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks Animation has dropped four new character posters for its upcoming animated spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar, which we have for you right here…

 

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.

Featuring in the voice cast of The Penguins of Madagascar are Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

The Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK. Watch the latest trailer here.

The post New character posters for The Penguins of Madagascar appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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4-Minute Clip from The Penguins Of Madagascar

14 October 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

DreamWorks Animation has released a fantastically funny 4 minute clip of the the opening scene of The Penguins of Madagascar. It offers us a little background on how the adventures of Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private began. It's basically a brief origin story. They actually showed this scene at San Diego Comic-Con earlier in the year, but now you can all enjoy the laughs that it has to offer. 

Super spy teams aren't born…they're hatched. 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. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it. »

- Joey Paur

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Watch the first four minutes of The Penguins of Madagascar

13 October 2014 11:47 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, DreamWorks Animation has debuted an extended clip from its upcoming CG-animated spin-off movie The Penguins of Madagascar, which you can check out below after the official synopsis…

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.

The voice cast of The Penguins of Madagascar includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

The Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK. Watch the latest trailer here.

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- Gary Collinson

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