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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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Penguins of Madagascar  »

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Budget:

$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$83,340,274 (USA) (24 April 2015)
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25 November 2014 | by (Tokyo, Shinjuku district) – See all my reviews

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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