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Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
Danny Jacobs ...
King Julien (voice)
Sean Charmatz ...
Cricket (voice)
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Pilot / Aquarium Employee (voice)
Kelly Cooney ...
Mermaid Penguin (voice)
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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,447,444, 28 November 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,348,920, 3 May 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,543,611, 30 April 2015
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Eichner who voiced the New York Reporter in the scene where Dave sends the Mutated Penguins into New York has the same birthday as Jada Pinkett Smith, voice of Gloria in the Main Madagascar films, being September 18th. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Private: So... how do I look?
Kowalski: You're hideously disfigured and will probably be hunted for sport.
Private: What?
[Skipper elbows Kowalski]
Kowalski: What?
Skipper: If there's anything we've learned from this delightful adventure, KOWALSKI, it's that looks don't matter. It's what you do that counts.
[overwhelmed with emotion]
Skipper: And look at what you did.
[the penguins from different countries look at Private, to his delight. Baby penguins pop out from behind parent penguins]
Skipper: Yes, sir. You are the most meaningful and valued member of this ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 2 December 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Dream About You
Written and Performed by Dan Hartman
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Mediocre Movie. A waste of potential
3 January 2015 | by 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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