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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  26 November 2014 (USA)
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Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

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Skipper (voice)
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Kowalski (voice)
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Private (voice)
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Rico (voice)
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Dave (voice)
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Classified (voice)
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Short Fuse (voice)
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Eva (voice)
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Corporal (voice)
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Mort (voice)
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Sean Charmatz ...
Cricket (voice)
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Documentary Filmmaker (voice)
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Pilot / Aquarium Employee (voice)
Kelly Cooney ...
Mermain Penguin (voice)
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Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then...you know). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, from destroying the world as we know it. Written by DreamWorks Animation

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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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26 November 2014 (USA)  »

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$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,447,444 (USA) (28 November 2014)

Gross:

$83,348,920 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Previews WRECKED a fun movie
29 November 2014 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

I would give the movie a 9 if you are seeing it someplace other than the theater. We had to endure 25 minutes - literally - of previews and some of them (in particular Pan) are NOT kid friendly. My 4 year old enjoys a movie and has no issues sitting through them. Before the movie had even started he was asking to go home. Parents around us were actually complaining out loud with every new preview (now that's a first). What made it worse was the movie starts a bit slowly. I thought we were in trouble and I basically had to insist that we stay.

The movie itself was surprisingly entertaining and funny. Both myself and my son laughed throughout (although at different parts). What was a really nice change is the "adult humor" wasn't completely based on sex like has been the trend on so many Disney and Pixar films as of late. Much of it was clever with fun references to other movies.

My four year old - who likes Madagascar - laughed and cheered. The bad guy wasn't too bad and there was enough action to keep everyone's attention. The movie did run a bit long but that was really due to the previews. My son got pretty restless near the end.

Who knew that penguins could be so enjoyable???

I would definitely recommend Penguins but NOT at the movie theater (which pains me to say). If you are a parent wait for the DVD or streaming. They really wrecked a fun movie going experience. Clearly the executives and marketers don't have the children that should be the target audience for this movie.


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