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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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A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés  »

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Available on DVD and VHS with Madagascar (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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Private: He looks so sad.
Skipper: Rico, I want that tree up to muster.
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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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Spun-off from Madagascar (2005) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
Performed by Brave Combo
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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The best characters from 'Madagascar' return in funny short

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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