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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Skipper (voice)
Kowalski (voice)
Private (voice)
Rico (voice)
Dave (voice)
Classified (voice)
Short Fuse (voice)
Eva (voice)
Corporal (voice)
Mort (voice)
Sean Charmatz ...
Cricket (voice)
Documentary Filmmaker (voice)
Stephen Kearin ...
Pilot / Aquarium Employee (voice)
Kelly Cooney ...
Mermain Penguin (voice)


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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The movie event that will blow their cover

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Penguins of Madagascar  »

Box Office


$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$83,348,920 (USA) (1 May 2015)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The coordinates shown in the North Wind's binoculars when on Dave's secret island are in the middle of the Philippine Sea (21.5526 N, 131.2627 E). See more »


At many points in the film the penguins change positions when the camera angle changes. See more »


Dave: Nicolas! Cage them!
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Crazy Credits

As a reference to a running gag in the film, Dave is initially identified as "Debbie" in the closing credits. See more »


References The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) See more »


Fideo Del Oeste
Written by Robert Rodriguez
Performed by Chingon
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Mediocre Movie. A waste of potential
3 January 2015 | by (Mauritius) – See all my reviews

There's an old saying that says, "If you forget your past, you doom the future." This is what unfortunately happened to this movie. The plot is weak and disrespects most of what has been stated for the penguins in the first movie and the television series. Now i know some would say that the series are supposedly set in an alternate history but the series followed best the penguin characters from the first movie. The Penguins of Madagascar had great potential but wasted it. The villain was weak and pathetic compared to villains introduced in the series.

However, this movie packs some fun dialogs and good laughs (for the first half of the movie) and is also a good family fun. This movie is forgettable and frankly not one i will want to see again anytime soon. It wasted a lot of potential but its OK if you forget the previous movies and not take too seriously the way they changed the penguins characters (I elaborate on this below).

Possible SPOILER incoming so SPOILER ALERT!!!

In the first movie, the penguins made clear that they had never been to Antarctica, and yet in this movie the penguins are shown to be there! Additionally the penguins characters are mysteriously changed! Skipper for example is now some sort of overly proud fatherly like character for private. He also speaks a lot which he never did (He was always brisk). I also thought he was goofy in some actions scenes (which he never was in the movies and series)He has also always been stern and reckless (he isn't anymore!!) Kowalski no longer provides us with inventions or theories, Rico is no longer as sadistic as he was and Private is suddenly a lot less naive and timid.

These are most unforgivable mistakes that this movie makes. The penguins so brisk/cute/cold/sadistic manners is what made them so popular and such loved characters. This movie breaks that. And the villain? A most pathetic one!! Not all all in the league of villains like Dr Blowhole or Hans the Puffin.

So much potential wasted!! I would rather pretend this movie never happened.

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