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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Complete credited cast:
Skipper (voice)
Kowalski (voice)
Private (voice)
Rico (voice)
Old Lady (voice)
Sean Bishop ...
Doorman / TV Announcer (voice)


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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Also Known As:

A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés  »

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


The holes made in the laminated floor, by the candies, around the Christmas tree, are absent in the shot when the Penguins are giving high fives. See more »


[first lines]
Private: He looks so sad.
Skipper: Rico, I want that tree up to muster.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include small photo frames showing various pictures of Mr. Chew the dog, and his elderly owner, in different locations. See more »


Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »


Jingle Bells
Performed by Brave Combo
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Better than Madagascar
27 October 2005 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

I went to see Wallace and Gromit last night and was surprised to see this little gem tagged on to the start.

The story follows a group of penguins that are trying to rescue one of their own after he leaves to buy a Christmas present for someone else, only to wind up being put in a stocking himself.

This short was just as well made as the full length features in every way.

I wasn't overly impressed with Madagascar, but this short was superb. It was far funnier than Madagascar itself, and possibly even Wallace and Gromit. As someone else has already said, it seems odd to tag a Christmas theme on the front of a Halloween one.

It's worth the admission fee for this alone.

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