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Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo are all great characters, but Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John Dimaggio) and Private (James Patrick Stuart) definitely stole some of their thunder in the Madagascar films. In fact, the penguins are so popular, they’ve got their very own Nickelodeon TV show and, come November 26th, they’ll have their own feature film as well. Penguins of Madagascar pits our heroes against someone from their past, Dave the octopus. With the help of the undercover inter-species task force, The North Wind, the penguins must thwart Dave’s plan to take over the world. Immediately after the film’s New York Comic-Con panel, I got the chance to sit down with directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith to discuss making the decision to give the penguins their own movie, how the animated filmmaking process »
- Perri Nemiroff
Meet the young Penguins of Madagascar in a special 4-Minute sneak preview of the new 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation spin-off, coming to theaters this November.
This latest look at the animated adventure shows us Skipper (Tom McGrath), Rico (John Di Maggio) and Kowalski (Jeff Bennett) on their first mission as they attempt to save an egg from being eaten by seals. Their impressive skills in retrieving the egg convince them that maybe they should defy mother nature and head off on their own. Of course, their celebration is short lived after the egg reveals itself to contain a whole new world of problems.
Penguins of Madagascar will expose the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. The flightless birds must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, »
DreamWorks Animation has released a new The Penguins of Madagascar clip that takes us through the beginning of the movie. 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. This is one of the clips they showed at Comic-Con, and like everything else I've seen from this movie, it looks surprisingly charming and funny. Hit the jump to check out the new clip from The Penguins of Madagascar. The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. The Penguins of Madagascar opens in 3D on November 26th. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. »
- Matt Goldberg
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
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
- Ashley Lee
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
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 »
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, »
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
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 Madagascar - Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet 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 Applegate, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice 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
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. »
- Matt Goldberg
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 »
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.
“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
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. »
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 Madagascar: Benedict 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 Goosebumps: Jack Black, director Rob Letterman Pixels: director Chris Columbus 1:30-2:30 Pm, Hall H Weinstein Co.: Walden Media The Giver: Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, director Phillip […] »
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.
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The DreamWorks presentation will also promote the animated feature “Home,” out March 27, which features music by Rihanna and is helmed by Tim Johnson.
- Marc Graser
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
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
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. »
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.
- Kenji Lloyd
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