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The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

G  |   |  Animation, Short, Comedy  |  7 October 2005 (USA)
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The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve.

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On Christmas Eve, Private slips out of the zoo for some last-minute shopping. In the city he's mistaken as a cute chew toy by a mean old woman named Nana, who gives Private to her vicious dog, Mr. Chew. On a mission to rescue their penguin pal, Skipper, Kowalski and Rico risk life and flipper as they take on Nana and Mr. Chew with an explosive solution that will leave you laughing out loud. Written by Anonymous

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A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés  »

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The Taxi the elderly lady gets into has the license plate "I8BIGAPEL." See more »

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The old lady wraps Private in red ribbon, and puts a sticker on his chest. However when Private flies out of the stocking, the sticker has vanished. See more »

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[first lines]
Private: He looks so sad.
Skipper: Rico, I want that tree up to muster.
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Animated versions of the Sonic Eagle logo and the Mail Collection Box are used with the permission of the United Stated [sic] Postal Service. New York City Police Department name, logos and insignia are trademarks of the city of New York and are used with the City's permission. See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by Brian Setzer
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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The best characters from 'Madagascar' return in funny short
4 December 2005 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Scrat was arguably the funnies character in 'Ice Age' and he was awarded with his own very funny animated short film. The funniest characters in 'Madagascar' were the penguins and they as well get their animated short. The difference is that this short is actually better than the animated feature film.

I liked 'Madagascar' up to a point but we are spoiled with films like 'Shrek' and 'The Incredibles' and 'Madagascar is nowhere near that good. 'The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper' comes a lot closer.

The story with the penguins out in New York, three searching for a fourth, gives us plenty of laughs. I have seen this before 'Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit' and it was almost as entertaining. That really does say something!


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