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‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ Will Hit China Before Opening Stateside

21 October 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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.

Oriental DreamWorks, which works with the Chinese government, will distribute the film in China. DreamWorks Animation is a minority stakeholder in Oriental DreamWorks.

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

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First trailer for Top Five starring Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson

16 October 2014 1:34 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

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

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Directors Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith Talk Penguins Of Madagascar, Making the Penguins Main Characters, Their Scene Stealing Cricket and More

14 October 2014 8:55 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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New Penguins Of Madagascar Clip Online

13 October 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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. »

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Watch: New 'Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer

13 October 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

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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New The Penguins Of Madagascar Clip Shows How the Gang Got Together

13 October 2014 7:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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 StormareThe Penguins of Madagascar opens in 3D on November 26th. Click over to Apple to see the trailer in HD. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch the first 4 minutes of Penguins of Madagascar

13 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penguins of Madagascar has unveiled its first four minutes exclusively through Digital Spy.

The opening scene above delves into the origins of Madagascar characters Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, and also features a cameo appearance from Werner Herzog as a documentary filmmaker.

Benedict Cumberbatch also lends his vocal talents to the movie as debonair wolf 'Classified', while John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath and Chris Miller also feature in voice roles.

The Penguins of Madagascar also star in their own animated TV series, which has been running since 2008.

The animated film will open in Us cinemas on November 26, and debuts on December 5 in the UK. »

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The Penguins Of Madagascar and Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Footage Preview Recap

5 October 2014 2:43 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Last Thursday I headed down to Fox to check out over 30 minutes of footage from The Penguins of Madagascar and about 15 minutes of footage from Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.  Both films are due for release later this year so it was a chance to catch up on what to expect from the more family friendly side of Fox's upcoming slate.  The seems quite confident when it comes to The Penguins of Madagascar given the amount of stuff we were shown, and they're not wrong to feel that way.  The film opens in 3D on November 26th, and features the voices of Tom McGrathChris MillerChris KnightsJohn MalkovichBenedict CumberbatchKen Jeong, Annett Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was directed by Shawn Levy and stars Ben StillerRobin WilliamsDan StevensBen Kingsley, Rebel WilsonRicky GervaisRami Malek, »

- Evan Dickson

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Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to voice Boss Baby animated film

1 October 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey have joined the voice cast for Boss Baby.

The pair will star in DreamWorks Animation's family comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Madagascar and Megamind director Tom McGrath is helming the project.

The film will centre around a fast-talking, briefcase-carrying baby (Baldwin) and his jealous older brother.

In a bid to win his parents' respect, the brother stumbles upon a villainous plot by the CEO of Puppy Co (Spacey).

Baldwin previously voiced characters in DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians and Madagascar 2: Escape From Africa.

Boss Baby will be Spacey's first animated project since 1998's A Bug's Life. »

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Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey To Voice DreamWorks' 'Boss Baby'

30 September 2014 8:24 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey will go head-to-head in the animated feature Boss Baby, from DreamWorks. The two will voice the movie, with Baldwin playing the boss baby and Spacey taking on the role of his nemesis, Francis E. Francis.

The movie was inspired by Marla Frazee's award-winning picture book of the same name. Directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar franchise, Megamind), Boss Baby is tells the story of the bossiest member in every family – the new guy.  Here's an official synopses:

"From the day his baby brother arrived (in a cab…wearing a suit), seven-year-old Tim knew this fast-talking briefcase-carrying baby (voiced by Baldwin) was trouble – after all, there's only so much love to go around, right?  But as Tim embarks on a mission to win back the sole affection of his parents, he stumbles upon a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. (voiced by Spacey) that threatens »

- Laura Frances

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Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Starring In DreamWorks Animation’s Boss Baby

30 September 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award nominee Alec Baldwin suits up to play the boss (who Fyi, is a total baby) in DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming comedy feature Boss Baby. Joined by two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey who will take on the role of corporate uber-villain (and baby nemesis) Francis E. Francis, the two will duke it out for the proverbial “World’s Best Boss” mug.

Inspired by Marla Frazee’s award-winning picture book of the same name (Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2010), the CG film will be released by 20th Century Fox on March 18, 2016.

The film is directed by Tom McGrath (Madagascar franchise, Megamind), produced by Ramsey Naito (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie) and Denise Cascino (Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Megamind) and written by Michael McCullers (Austin Powers films).

Boss Baby is a fantastical family comedy about the bossiest member in every family – the new guy. From the »

- Melissa Thompson

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Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Will Voice Boss Baby For Dreamworks

30 September 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember that 30 Rock episode when the writers discover that Jack (Alec Baldwin) once recorded himself reciting the dictionary for cash? All of which then wound up on a type-n-speak website? The entire episode’s biggest laughs emanate from the writers’ plugging words into the site which then recites them in his unmistakable voice. That instance alone was enough to land Baldwin some serious voice work all those years back, and he’s certainly Capital One’d the crap out of his marketable tones. So, it only makes sense that he’s now joining forces with another unique vocal talent, Kevin Spacey, for Dreamworks Animation’s next venture: Boss Baby.

The pair are slated to “voice star” in the animated feature, under the direction of Madagascar and Megamind director Tom McGrath. Inspired by the popular children’s book by Marla Frazee, the story sounds like a perfect fit for Baldwin. He »

- Gem Seddon

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Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to voice star in 'Boss Baby'

30 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey have signed on to voice star in DreamWorks Animation’s Boss Baby, EW has confirmed.

Tom McGrath (Madagascar, Megamind) will direct the film from a script by Michael McCullers (Austin Powers). The film was inspired by Marla Frazee’s picture book of the same name.

Baldwin will voice the titular character, a briefcase-carrying baby who sparks jealousy in his 7-year-old brother, Tim. Threatened by the new arrival, Tim attempts to win his parents’ sole affection. In the process, he uncovers a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. (voiced by Spacey) that could ruin »

- C. Molly Smith

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Alec Baldwin to Voice DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Boss Baby’

30 September 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alec Baldwin will voice the lead character of DreamWorks Animation’s “Boss Baby,” with Kevin Spacey set to show off his sinister side yet again to play uber corporate villain Francis E. Francis in the family comedy to be released on March 18, 2016.

Inspired by Marla Frazee’s picture book of the same name, the film revolves around a fast-talking suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby who must pair up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. (Spacey) and restore order in the world. (See a sketch of Baldwin’s character above).

Madagascar”-franchise helmer Tom McGrath will direct the toon, that Michael McCullers (the “Austin Powers” films) is writing.

Ramsey Naito (“The Spongebob Squarepants Movie”) and Denise Cascino (“Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” “Megamind”) are producing the film.

Dwa’s next releases include “The Penguins of Madagascar,” on Nov. 26; “Home,” on March 27, 2015; “B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, »

- Marc Graser

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Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey to Voice Star in DreamWorks Animation's 'Boss Baby'

30 September 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey will voice star in Boss Baby, the latest feature from DreamWorks Animation. The movie, which has a release date of March 18, 2016, is being directed by Tom McGrath, one of Dwa’s go-to helmers with such credits as the Madagascar movies as well as Megamind. Ramsey Naito (The Spongebob Squarepants Movie) and Denise Cascino (Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Megamind) are producing with Michael McCullers (Austin Powers films) handling script duties. Read more DreamWorks Animation Inks Collaboration Deal With Makers of 'The Legend of Korra' Boss Baby is described as a fantastical family comedy centering

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Alec Baldwin And Kevin Spacey Set For Boss Baby

30 September 2014 9:23 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

DreamWorks Animation has been suffering of late from some under-performing efforts. It’ll be hoping for a more emphatic hit from one of its more reliable talents, Madagascar co-director Tom McGrath, with the film Boss Baby, which now boasts the vocal chops of Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey.With Austin Powers co-writer Michael McCullers loosely adapting Maria Frazzee’s picture book, Boss Baby finds a seven-year-old boy becoming jealous of the attention lavished upon his smart-talking, briefcase-sporting baby brother (Baldwin).Looking to win back his parents’ affection, the older kid discovers a secret plot by the CEO of Puppy Co. (Spacey) that threatens to destroy the balance of love in the world. It turns out that the brash baby executive, who has finagled his way into the family like a cuckoo, is the focus of the plan – and the brothers will have to work together to stop the scheme and »

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"Friends" Turns 20 -- See More Must-See TV Stars Today!

22 September 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Many TV fanatics would consider "Friends" as one of the best shows ... ever. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's premiere -- which takes place today, September 22 -- we're taking a look back at the careers of the Central Perk six: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler and Joey.Click the gallery above to see how everyone has aged -- and keep reading to see what they've been up to since the classic sitcom.Jennifer Aniston won an Emmy playing the perfectly coiffed Rachel Green. She later became one of Hollywood's biggest stars on the big screen, starring in movies like "Office Space," "The Break-Up" and "Horrible Bosses." She was married to Brad Pitt from 2000-2005 and is currently engaged to Justin Theroux. "Friends" Reunion on Jimmy Kimmel Live Is Everything -- Watch Now!Courteney Cox -- a.k.a Monica Gellar -- starred in the four "Scream" movies, where she met ex-husband David Arquette. »

- tooFab Staff

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Tiff 2014 Review: 'Top Five' is Chris Rock's Funniest Movie in Years - If Not Ever

12 September 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

When’s the last time Chris Rock made a funny movie, really? His filmography in recent years has been riddled with mediocrity - the dismal “Grown Ups” franchise, “Madagascar” and its endless sequels. A look at his earlier comedies reveals that while Rock has always been an undeniably funny stand-up comic, paint-by-numbers movies like  “Head of State” and “Down to Earth” failed to really highlight his strengths and his potential as both an actor and comedian. We’ve had a few brief glimpses of another side to Rock as filmmaker and film star - even his 2007 flop “I Think I Love My Wife,” with its many problems, showed the writer/director angling towards a more honest form of comedy. In »

- Zeba Blay

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Chris Rock's Latest Film Might Sell For A Crazy Amount Of Money

7 September 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As successful as Chris Rock's career as a comedian has been, the same can't really be said for him as either a lead actor or a director. Ensemble films like Grown Ups and animated movies like Madagascar have certainly raised his profile, but let's also not forget that his record includes forgettable titles like Down To Earth, Bad Company and Head of State (which he also directed). This history doesn't seem to be causing any studios pause regarding Rock's newest film, however, as the comedy is starting a huge bidding war at the Toronto International Film Festival. News of this in-development deal comes from Deadline, which says that Sony, Paramount, Fox Searchlight, Open Road, A24, Relativity and Lionsgate have all been looking to buy Chris Rock's Top Five, and they're willing to pay top dollar to do so. While the numbers continue to grow, the most recent update »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Top Five’

7 September 2014 1:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Sometimes a movie is just a movie,” remarks one character early on in Chris Rock’s “Top Five”; but in the case of Rock’s own third turn in the director’s chair, it’s also . After a couple of ambitious but middling first attempts (“Head of State,” “I Think I Love My Wife”), Rock has finally found a big-screen vehicle for himself that comes close to capturing the electric wit, shrewd social observations and deeply autobiographical vein of his standup comedy. At once personal in its sensibilities, yet made with an eye towards reaching a broad, mainstream audience, “Top Five” sparked a well-deserved bidding war following its Toronto premiere, and should soon become a welcome addition to some lucky distrib’s slate.

Whereas Rock turned to French New Wave master Eric Rohmer as the source for “I Love My Wife,” “Top Five” bears the conspicuous influence of classic-era Woody Allen »

- Scott Foundas

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