Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
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In Dave's back story, the zoo octopuses need to be in ocean water as in real life. No explanation is given for why the octopuses in the main story can breathe air and live on dry land, which should be an important plot point. See more »
Antarctica, an inhospitable wasteland, but even here, on the Earth's frozen bottom, we find life. And not just any life: penguins. Joyous, frolicking, waddling, cute and cuddly life. Look at them, tumbling onto their chubby bum bums. Who could take these frisky snow-clowns...
[as the older penguins almost fall on baby Skipper, Rico, and Kowalski, they quickly move out of the way]
Seriously? Does anyone even know where we're marching to?
I question nothing.
Well, fine. ...
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In the opening, a glacier calves to reveal the Dreamworks Animation logo; the logo portion then calves again to replace the boy holding the fishing pole with four penguins standing on each others' shoulders. See more »
A Disney feature shot entirely in India and dubbed for American audiences (in this version), Penguins of Madagascar is a mixture of Disneyesque proportions with heavy Hindi influences. Although not troubling in terms of entertainment, it is if you're in the entertainment industry. How far will we go to save an extra buck? The story itself does battle with inconsistencies and an incredibly simple if not downright ridiculous premise. But having all your wishes granted can turn to nightmares, as Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private learn. And the lesson is easily transparent for adults and kids alike. Perhaps too transparent.
Skipper learns a few life basics by doing his own work and becoming a better person for it. No surprise.
One of the bigger story issues I had was the occasional incorporation of a frog-friend to the penguins who seemed to have no other purpose than to hop around and croak at us a few times. What gives? Nothing remotely challenging can be found in this hybrid Indian/American fantasy. Move along.
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