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'Penguins of Madagascar' Secret-Agent Backstory Revealed in New Trailer (Video)

6 August 2014 11:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Rico, Skipper, Kowalski and Private are headed back to the big-screen in their own feature, The Penguins of Madagascar, and a newly released second trailer reveals more about their hilarious double life. The DreamWorks spinoff of Madagascar from Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith features a voice cast led by Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong and Peter Stormare. The second trailer goes back to their beginnings as four brothers in the cold, and how they've moved up as secret agents to then take on their big-screen villain, Dr. Octavius Brine (Malkovich). Watch the trailer above to see

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Watch: Birds on a Mission in New 'Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer

6 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As someone who hasn't really enjoyed the Madagascar films much, after seeing some footage from the DreamWorks Animation spin-off at Comic-Con a couple weeks ago, the Penguins of Madagascar doesn't actually look half bad. Now a new trailer shows off more of the action adventure that sees the titular Arctic birds leading a double life as spies, now forced to team up with a sect of agents known as North Wind (led by a wolf voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). We also get some glimpses of John Malkovich as the octopus villain Dr. Octavius Brine. I might actually be looking forward to this one in the fall. Watch below! Here's the new trailer for DreamWorks Animation's Penguins of Madagascar from Apple: You can also watch the first teaser trailer for Penguins of Madagascar right here. The Penguins of Madagascar is directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar franchise) and Simon J. Smith »

- Ethan Anderton

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Second 'Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer

6 August 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are back in DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar. Watch the all-new trailer, as this covert team reassembles to go on a new mission to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine! In theaters this Thanksgiving, Penguins of Madagascar boasts a stellar voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Nicole Sullivan, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter and may even include a surprise or two with returning Madagascar characters played by Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock! Get ready for the Penguins' biggest adventure yet, as they hit theatres everywhere on November 26th, 2014...

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 »

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Comic-Con: First 'Penguins of Madagascar' Clip and New Poster

25 July 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following their Comic-Con panel yesterday, DreamWorks Animation has released the first clip and poster from the upcoming feature Penguins of Madagascar, arriving in theaters November 26. Benedict Cumberbatch headlines a talented voice cast as Classified, who leads this group of highly-trained spy penguins on a mission to stop the nefarious Dave (voiced by John Malkovich) from destroying the world.

Take a look at the poster and this first scene where Dave lets the Penguins know that he still has the upper hand, despite some humorous technical difficulties on his end, from this animated feature arriving in theaters November 26.

On November 26, 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), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dave, »

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Penguins Of Madagascar : San Diego Comic-Con 2014

24 July 2014 7:41 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Today, at San Diego Comic-Con 2014, press members got the chance to speak with stars John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, along with directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell about their new film Penguins Of Madagascar. Check it out below.

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), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.

Penguins Of Madagascar hits theaters November 26, 2014 in 3D

 

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- Melissa Howland

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New Posters for Horns, Penguins Of Madagascar, and The Book Of Life

24 July 2014 6:19 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we'll share a few newly released posters from the following films: Horns - Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend's mysterious death opens on October 31st. Penguins of MadagascarEric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict CumberbatchJohn MalkovichAndy RichterTom McGrathChris MillerKen JeongAnnet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th. The Book of Life - Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez's animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina ApplegateHector ElizondoDanny TrejoIce Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th. Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films' synopses. Horns (via IGN) Blamed for the death of his longtime »

- Dave Trumbore

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Penguins Of Madagascar Comic-Con Panel Recap: A Great DreamWorks Animated Film Might Be on the Way

24 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Following the panel for Home, DreamWorks Animation moved to Penguins of Madagascar.  In the upcoming spinoff, the scene-stealing penguins take the lead, and are joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) and his covert team of protective animals as they try to stop Dave (John Malkovich), a malevolent octopus.  Even though I’ve never been much for the Madagascar movies, the Penguins have always been wonderful, and I was interested to see if they could carry their own movie.  Judging by what they showed us today, they could have one of the funniest films of the year. Hit the jump for my Penguins of Madagascar Comic-Con panel recap. They started off with the teaser trailer, which you can watch below: Panel Highlights: Moderator Craig Ferguson brought on Directors Simon J. Smith, and Eric Darnell, and the voice of Skipper, Tom McGrath. Smith says they’re about 70% finished with the movie. »

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You'll Never Believe Who Shows Up In The Penguins Of Madagascar

24 July 2014 2:29 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

DreamWorks Animation brought just enough footage of Penguins of Madagascar to San Diego Comic-Con to convince me that it.s destined to be one of the funniest films yet to open this year. Confidently screening more than 20 minutes of polished footage, Thursday.s Hall H panel played up all of the quirky, hysterical traits we appreciate in the tight-knit team of adventurous penguins. The footage was a huge hit. though the biggest laughs came from an unexpected cameo. If you don.t want to know this surprising character who appears in Penguins of Madagascar, stop reading now! We know that Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich are part of the ensemble. As part of the Hall H presentation, though, Penguins of Madagascar co-directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith screened the first six minutes of the movie, which are a flashback to the first day the baby penguins of Skipper (Tom »

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Panel Schedule: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘X-Men’ and More

23 July 2014 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

San Diego Comic-Con originally branded itself by aptly showing primarily comicbooks. Now, in its 45th year, the convention has become an entertainment haven, showcasing producers, stars, writers and hundreds of personalities to promote pop culture from July 23-27. View our tentative schedule of Comic-Con’s film panels and events below, with further updates as they are announced. Variety will be in attendance at Sdcc as well, bringing the news, interviews and important panel information to the web.

Variety’s constantly updating TV schedule for Sdcc can be found here.

July 24

The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica” (10:30 a.m., Room 6Bcf) Original series actors Richard Hatch, Jamie Bamber and Luciana Carro, as well as the show’s science consultant Dr. Kevin Grazier and auction producer Alec Peters, host a discussion on the upcoming movie. Surprise guests and theatrical trailers are planned.

“Godzilla and The Master of Monsters” (11:00 a. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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Hall H Day 1: Benedict Cumberbatch To Make His Comic-Con Debut And More

21 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The infamous Hall H will be bursting with popular film and TV panels this week at Comic-Con 2014, including an appearance by Sherlock himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

San Diego Comic-Con’s infamous Hall H will play host to the BBC’s star detective, Cumberbatch, but, unfortunately, the actor will not be attending as part of a Sherlock event. Instead, Cumberbatch will appear on Comic-Con 2014’s inaugural Hall H panel: Dreamworks Animation.

Hall H Thursday Schedule

Dreamworks Animation 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Moderator Craig Ferguson will speak with Cumberbatch, John Malkovich and Tom McGrath, who voice characters in the studio’s newest installment to the Madagascar series, Penguins of Madagascar. Directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell are also set to attend, as is Home director Tim Johnson. This will be Cumberbatch’s first time at Comic-Con, though he did send in a special video message to fans at last year’s Sherlock panel. »

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Comic-Con 2014 Film Schedule: Paramount, Legendary, TWC Attending

13 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Comic-Con has announced its film schedule in full. Here are a few events we think you should get in line for. Check back for updates. Wednesday, July 23 10 Pm, Gaslamp Theater Screening of Warner Bros. Into the Storm Thursday, July 24 11:30 Am – 1 Pm, Hall H DreamWorks Animations Penguins of MadagascarBenedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell Home: director Tim Johnson 12:30-1:30 Pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Sony Pictures GoosebumpsJack Black, director Rob Letterman Pixels:  director Chris Columbus 1:30-2:30 Pm, Hall H Weinstein Co.: Walden Media The Giver: Jeff BridgesBrenton ThwaitesOdeya Rush, director Phillip […] »

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Benedict Cumberbatch Set for First San Diego Comic-Con Appearance

10 July 2014 5:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch will make his first trip to San Diego Comic-Con to promote DreamWorks Animation’s feature “The Penguins of Madagascar,” although he may also stick around for Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and support Peter Jackson, who is scheduled to present the final installment of his trilogy.

In addition to Cumberbatch, who plays Agent Classified, the panel for “Penguins” will also feature John Malkovich, Tom McGrath and directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell. Fox will release the toon on Nov. 26.

The 90-minute DreamWorks panel will take place in the convention center’s Hall H on July 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. WB’s presentation takes place the morning of the 26th.

See Also: Disney Developing Live Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

The DreamWorks presentation will also promote the animated feature “Home,” out March 27, which features music by Rihanna and is helmed by Tim Johnson.

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- Marc Graser

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'The Penguins of Madagascar' trailer: Spies and Benedict Cumberbatch -- Video

11 June 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Penguins are the closest things the animal kingdom has to James Bond; they’re already in tuxedos.

And in the trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar, the penguins — who have appeared in the previous Madagascar movies – get help from the most debonair of the humans: Benedict Cumberbatch, providing the voice of a superspy wolf Agent Classified. Though given the penguins’ penchant for messing around (and eating cheesy puffs at the wrong time), it doesn’t seem like the alliance will be the most easy-going.

The Penguins of Madagascar has the penguins facing off against a new foe, Dr. Octavius Brine »

- Jackson McHenry

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Danger & Espionage in the First Trailer for 'Penguins of Madagascar'

11 June 2014 11:54 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

With the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 this weekend, DreamWorks Animation is ready to get the hype machine started on their spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar. The animation studio just decided to move up the release of the film to November, swapping dates with their original film Home, and now we finally get a taste of the comedic spy adventure. Benedict Cumberbatch teams up with the penguins as a wolf named Agent Classified as part of a spy sect called North Wind. There's no sign of John Malkovich as the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine yet. If you don't like Madagascar, this probably isn't for you. Watch now! Here's the first trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar, originally from Moviefone: The Penguins of Madagascar is directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar franchise) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie) and written by John Aboud and Michael Colton ("Sit Down Shut Up, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'The Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer

11 June 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Di Maggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) from DreamWorks Animation's hit Madagascar franchise team up with a covert animal organization in the firs trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar. Benedict Cumberbatch leads an all-star voice cast as a wolf known as Classified, the leader of an elite task force known as North Wind, which is trying to stop the nefarious octopus Dave (John Malkovich) from killing off all of the penguins in the world. Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Peter Stormare round out the supporting cast of The Penguins of Madagascar, which invades theaters nationwide on November 26.

The Penguins of Madagascar comes to theaters November 26th, 2014 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, John Malkovich, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, John Di Maggio, Nicole Sullivan. The film is directed by Simon J. Smith. »

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First Trailer for DreamWorks’ The Penguins of Madagascar

11 June 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The PWe’ve seen them in the trilogy of Madagascar films, we’ve seen them on their own TV show, and now the Penguins of Madagascar are about to have their big screen debut.

Previously due to be released next spring, DreamWorks recently announced that The Penguins of Madagascar and Home would be switching release dates, putting Skipper and co. in cinemas a full four months earlier.

There’s just over five months left on the clock now before the film’s arrival, and the studio has debuted a great first trailer online.

Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Dimaggio, and Christopher Knights all reprise their roles as the leading quartet from the original Madagascar films, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private.

And joining them for the ride this time will be Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare.

Eric Darnell, who co-directed the first three Madagascar films, »

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Check Out The First Trailer For Penguins Of Madagascar

11 June 2014 10:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar has somehow spawned two sequels, a short film, two holiday specials and a spinoff Nickelodeon series called The Penguins of Madagascar since 2005. That Nickelodeon series, centered on the escapades of the four paramilitary-like penguins who became fan favorites after appearing in Madagascar, is now making the trip to the big screen in a movie called Penguins of Madagascar.

The first trailer for the animated caper, due out in November, has hit the web, and you can check it out right here:

The film apparently doesn’t have much to do with the animated series, which was set largely in the Central Park Zoo. In this feature-length outing, the Penguins (voiced by Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Dimaggio and Christopher Knights) encounter an elite interspecies task force called the North Wind which is dedicated to helping animals in peril. The North Wind, led by a wolf named »

- Isaac Feldberg

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The Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch Is a Wolf in Animated Spinoff

11 June 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

DreamWorks Animation has released the first The Penguins of Madagascar trailer for the upcoming spinoff of the animated Madagascar franchise.  Directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), the film finds the scene-stealing penguins leading a film of their own as they’re joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who leads a covert team of protective animals.  Though the pic may seem like an easy way to extend the lucrative series, this trailer is actually quite funny.  The pic appears to be a throwback to the action films of the 80s and 90s, and the titular penguins are a great source of physical comedy. Hit the jump tow watch the first Penguins of Madagascar trailer.  The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter StormareThe Penguins of Madagascar »

- Adam Chitwood

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'The Penguins of Madagascar' Moves to Thanksgiving 2014

20 May 2014 6:17 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The most beloved birds on the global espionage scene, The Penguins of Madagascar, have been recruited for a super-secret mission to save the world from a cunning madman this Thanksgiving.

The #PenguinsOfMadagascar have been recruited to save the world this Thanksgiving! http://t.co/O9XtmpZ2g3pic.twitter.com/5KK3XkJEe6

DreamWorks Animation (@DWAnimation) May 20, 2014

Here's what squad leader Skipper had to say about the news.

"As top-secret spies, we rarely send press releases. But yeah, we've been asked to save the world this Thanksgiving. Just once, can't a madman try to wreak havoc on a weekday between 9 and 5?"

Dawn Taubin, Chief Marketing Officer at DreamWorks Animation, had this to say in a statement, confirming The Penguins of Madagascar will hit theaters November 26, 2014 and Home will debut March 27, 2015.

"We will continue to be as flexible as necessary when it comes to our release dates. We see a unique opportunity »

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DreamWorks Animation Switches Release Dates on ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Home’

20 May 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

DreamWorks Animation is switching the release dates of two of its upcoming films. “Penguins of Madagascar” is moving to the Nov. 26 release date slot previously reserved for “Home,” which will now shift to March 27, 2015. The studio announced the flip-flop Tuesday. It puts “Penguins,” a spin-off the studio's “Madagascar” movies and Nickelodeon TV series, up against the Warner Bros. comedy sequel “Horrible Bosses 2.” That's also one week after “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” debuts. “Penguins of Madagascar” is directed by Simon J. Smith (“Bee Movie”) and Eric Darnell, who directed the “Madagascar” films, and written by Michael Colton and. »

- Todd Cunningham

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