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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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Trivia

This short was played in theaters with the feature film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). See more »

Goofs

When the penguins leave the elderly woman's house, the umbrellas in the umbrella stand, by the door, change positions between shots. 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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References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Performed by Brave Combo
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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A nice Xmas Cartoon
18 October 2005 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

That is for some reason tagged onto the reels for the very halloween-y Wallace and Gromitt's Curse of the Wear Rabbit. It would have made more sense for this film to be tagged onto something in December but hey-ho.

I've not actually seen Madagascar, so I'm not immediately familiar with these characters. But I have to say that the penguins were very funny. The story has one of them leave Central Park Zoo to look for the perfect Xmas present, only to end up an Xmas present himself. The other penguins soon follow him to a posh apartment building where a blind old lady plans to give him to her evil pet poodle.

Very funny antics and hijinks follow. I wouldn't be surprised if this cartoon were nominated for an Oscar come February.


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