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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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Also Known As:

A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés  »

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When Skipper, Rico, and Kowalski find the Private, they see him in a sidewalk cart with the old lady inspecting its merchandise. Skipper then dons a pair of night-vision goggles to zoom in and view Private and subsequently the old lady purchasing him as a toy. When the action is shown as if the viewer was looking through the goggles, red text on a HUD very quickly scrolls above the green night vision image with the following text:
  • Initializing penguin tracking system I/O....... Successfully booted. Welcome to penguin threat interaction system. Acquired potential danger: Granny aka blue hair searching database for personal file. Done. Warning: Psychotic subject, behavior out of whack. Proximity to Private 30 ft and closing. Looking for similar subject matches to subject "Blue Hair" for [ The scene switches back to the penguins inspecting the situation ] Indexing database of known humanoid perpetrators for pattern match...... done. Feeding boolean matches to query engine: Psychotic & neurotic Nice & bluehi Full matches: None. Listing partial matches in that incripted [sic] super secret penguin code, /amandafrancois/nicolas/guy/jacqueline/pierre/finarricangrace/carlosakydri/alexadidem/davidarwra/pavel/sasha/joaquim/cheannelson/alex/duff/jasmine/cole/carter&amya&emily/amanda/gary/ben&owen/ ... Partial match ignored.. No user input. Flushing 5K memory. Attempting to access web for search on 'blue hair' through local coffee shop wi-fi network. Connecting... Connecting... Connection established. Booting 'flipper v0.001' web browser........ Fatal error... Core dumped. System message to user: An unknown fatal error has occurred please reboot. Shutting down network services and switching to failsafe. [ The penguins march behind nuns, and then take cover behind a trash can. "Skipper" brings out the goggles one last time to examine the action ] warning: target "blue hair" has intercepted penguin "private", searching for alternate course of action. Submitting case id of penguin abduction to internal systems. potential danger for penguin imminent. recommend immediate course of action. abnormal penguin stretching detected. penguin "private" height to width ration decreased by 3. That cannot feel good! Hailing all other penguins within proximity for assistance. No reply. Potential danger for penguin [ The penguins then discuss the situation and their options ]


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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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 »

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Soundtracks

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by James Michael Dooley
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18 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't even seen "Madagascar" yet, but because of this, I want to. I've been bragging about this to my friends ever since I saw it in front of the "Wallace and Gromit" movie. I don't care if I have to buy "Madagascar" just for the penguins, I will. I'll give you insight on what to watch out for without giving away too much: the bowling pin, "kaboom!", the #1 rule of penguins. If you don't like "Wallace and Gromit," fine. Go see it just for this. If you liked "Madagascar," you'll love this. I was always a fan of short animated films. My girlfriend and I both thought this was one of the funniest we've seen in years.


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