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The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

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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7 October 2005 (USA)  »

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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

A penguin uses binoculars rotated at a 90 degree angle, but the shot of the view through them is composed as if they were being used normally (horizontally level). See more »

Quotes

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

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 »

Connections

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Performed by Brave Combo
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Incredible Amount Of Gags In A Dozen Minutes
1 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so many sight gags and jokes in this 12-minute animated short it would make your head swim. The artwork is fantastic and the humor is equally fabulous. It's all a story about four penguins ready to celebrate Christmas when one of them goes out to cheer up a lonely polar bear. The others, with the "Black Hawk Down" credo of never leaving anyone behind, go after him and rescue the little guy from a brutal old woman and her vicious poodle.

The story really is secondary to all the clever gags and visuals, too many to mention in here. Suffice to say that if you own the "Madagascar" DVD, do yourself a favor and check out this bonus feature. It is about as entertaining a dozen minutes as you ever hope to find. This is something you will want to watch over and over.....guaranteed!


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