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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, Penguins of Madagascar, featuring Tom 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.  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 from destroying the world as we know it.
Check out the cast, »
With audiences growing tired of “Spider-Man” or “Transformers” sequels, Hollywood now has a solution — go back to the ’90s.
“Dumb and Dumber To,” which opened to atrocious reviews 20 years after the original, still scored an impressive $36 million at the box office last weekend. (Read all the reasons why it worked from my colleague Brent Lang.) It shouldn’t have come as a surprise: the ’90s are hot again. This week, Twitter went nuts over a “Dawson’s Creek” reunion photo of James Van Der Beek and Joshua Jackson, while Focus Features announced “Can’t Touch This” (borrowing from the Mc Hammer song), a ’90s-set high school dance-a-thon directed by Jon M. Chu. If Robin Williams had lived to star in “Mrs. Doubtfire 2,” it would no doubt have been a hit too.
As executives inevitably start to dig through the recycling bin of old titles that never got a second chapter, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Update, Tuesday, 4:02 Am Pt: A couple of things have happened in the world of international box office since late Sunday night. We now know that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I will not be bowing in China in the 2014 calendar year, and we have a little more insight into why Korea is like the proverbial black hole for Interstellar (in the good sense). Exerting an incredible gravitational pull, Korea has advanced itself as a massive $35.9M play (so far) for Christopher Nolan’s intergalactic epic. Here’s why: There is a very strong and vocal Nolan fanbase in Korea, which has generated astronomical word of mouth in the market. I’m told there were a few midnight screenings the night before the opening on November 6, and online buzz began building immediately. The not-so-spacey elements have also played very well, with the emotional and family sub-plots broadening appeal. Worth »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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.
“John and Benedict just didn’t do voice recordings for this film,” Darnell said before hitting the ice. “They act »
- Addie Morfoot
Christopher Nolan's Interstellar had another fantastic weekend at the international box office. Playing in 63 markets, the movie added $107.9 million for an early total of $225.8 million.In China, Interstellar earned $41.7 million over its first five days. That's the second-biggest debut ever for Warner Bros. behind Pacific Rim (which received a boost from 3D pricing). The movie is now virtually guaranteed to earn over $100 million in this market.Interstellar's holdover markets dropped just 21 percent on average, which is a great hold for this kind of release. In South Korea, it was up 11 percent to $15.8 million, which brings its total to a stunning $35.9 million. Within a week, it will be the highest-grossing live-action import since Iron Man 3.The movie also held on to first place in the U.K. ($6 million), Russia ($5.5 million), France ($3.9 million), Germany ($3.8 million), Australia ($3.25 million), Italy ($3.1 million) and Spain ($2 million).So far, Interstellar is tracking 14 percent ahead »
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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 »
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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
We all know that the best part of the Madagascar films is King Julien, and now he is finally getting the chance to take center stage as his own series hits on Netflix. All Hail King Julien, which apparently takes place before the events of the films, is just centered on life in King Julien’s court, and the wild antics that must take place there.
This one is going to kick off with the first five episodes, with more on the way, and it is going to be a lot of fun.
The Wildest Party Ever Hits the Jungle When the Netflix Original Series
All Hail King Julien Debuts Dec. 19
Head Back to Madagascar for a Non-Stop Party as Julien Takes the Throne, »
- Marc Eastman
CW has big plans for the Thanksgiving holiday week later on this month. The network released their holiday line up regarding what shows they will air between November 24th-28th. The network is preparing some of their big holiday episodes, as well as special one off offerings to boost their viewership right at the end in time for sweeps calculations. Here is the list they recent of published for the special week.
Monday, November 24
“The Brothers That Care Forgot” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (Content Rating Tbd) (HDTV)
Guest Star Claire Holt Returns As Rebekah Mikaelson — Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt), who has spent months away living a normal life with baby Hope, finds herself on the run when she realizes Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) has uncovered her whereabouts. Convinced that Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) would be powerful allies »
- Sarah Peel
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
Penguins of Madagascar is set for release on November 26th in the States and on December 5th in the UK.
The post Penguins of Madagascar »
- Gary Collinson
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
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. »
Netflix loves breaking entertainment industry standards, even its own. The streaming video-on-demand service announced it will release the first five episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s (Dwa) All Hail King Julien on December 19, 2014, with additional episodes released in 2015. The staggered release differs from Netflix’s typical practice of producing original programming and debuting it all in one binge-watchable fell swoop. However, Netflix and Dwa have noted animation takes longer to create, so subsequent release dates for new material is simply part of the equation. The two companies previously released Turbo Fast in the same manner. All Hail King Julien will center around the popular lemur from Dwa’s Madagascar franchise, and feature the voice talents of Henry Winkler, Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter, Kevin Michael Richardson, and India de Beaufort. The series will be available to Netflix subscribers in most parts of the world covered by the agreement Dwa and Netflix made »
- Bree Brouwer
Netflix has released a sneak peek of the new Madagascar spinoff series coming to the streaming service.
All Hail King Julien will be formed of 22-minute episodes set before zoo residents Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman arrive in the wild.
The DreamWorks Animation-produced series features Henry Winkler as Julien's predecessor Uncle King Julien and Danny Jacobs as King Julien, along with Andy Richter (Conan, Arrested Development) as Mort and Kevin Michael Richardson (Family Guy) as Maurice.
All Hail King Julien is the latest original series to debut on the online channel, with DreamWorks set to release a further 10 animated series via Netflix.
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, added: "We are excited to add a series focused on one of the most beloved characters from Madagascar to our growing line-up from DreamWorks Animation.
"King Julien knows how to throw a great party and we expect families around »
<< Back to Holiday 2014 ForecastPenguins of MadagascarRelease Date: November 26th (3D)Studio: 20th Century FoxGenre: AnimationDirector: Eric Darnell, Simon J. SmithWriters: John Aboud, Michael Colton, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Brandon SawyerCast: Voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Peter Stormare, John Malkovich, Tom McGrath, Chris MillerStudio Description: 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). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it.Analysis: DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar franchise has been its most reliable brand outside of the Shrek series: the third installment, 2012's Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, is also the highest-grossing with $216.4 million. »
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Exclusive: Kids in China will be seeing Penguins Of Madagascar nearly two weeks before kids in America get a chance to see the spinoff of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar franchise. The film opens in China on November 14 – two days before its red carpet premiere in New York and 12 days before the film debuts in U.S. theaters November 26. That’s because the Chinese government sets the dates for all movie openings there.
The film features the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and John Malkovich, but some Chinese audiences will not be hearing them. Some screenings there will feature their voices with Chinese subtitles, while others will feature the penguins’ voices dubbed in local languages.
Madagascar 3, which opened in China in 2012, grossed $33 million there, making »
- David Robb
Other than those crappy Grown-ups films and as the voice of a zebra in the Madagascar films we haven't seen much of Chris Rock in theatrical releases, with his last stand up special airing in 2009. His most recent effort, Top Five, which he both wrote and directed in, seems like part comeback/part biographical tale for the actor/comedian and the first trailer for the film sets up a familiar, yet engaging premise. The film co-stars Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, and Gabrielle Union and is »
- Paul Shirey
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
So far what we’ve seen from Madagascar spin-off Penguins Of Madagascar has focused on their present, as a well-drilled but shambolic military force that somehow manages to succeed despite half-arsed plans. A new clip from the film explores the birth of the team (and in the case of Private, his literal, gooey birth)…After proving their popularity in the Madagascar trilogy and testing their mettle with a TV series, the flightless feathered friends are now taking on the task of anchoring their own film that finds Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico and Private (Christopher Knights) joining forces with a super-secret animal organization called North Wind to fight the many-tentacled Octopus menace known as Dave (John Malkovich). North Wind's leader, meanwhile, is a wolf known only as Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh, and there’s a new penguin in the mix, Corporal, bearing Peter Stomare’s distinctive tones. »
So everyone is excited about Big Hero 6 as if it's the animated movie that will come along and best the early year release of The Lego Movie as the best animated feature of the year. Another film hoping to generate some buzz is Dreamworks Animation's Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar, which comes out just a few weeks later on November 26. 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. The voice cast includes Tom McGrath, »
- Brad Brevet
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