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The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve.

Director:

Gary Trousdale
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom McGrath ... Skipper (voice)
Chris Miller ... Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Private (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Rico (voice)
Elisa Gabrielli ... Old Lady (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke ... Ted the Polar Bear (voice)
Sean Bishop Sean Bishop ... Doorman / TV Announcer (voice)
Mitch Carter ... (voice)
Rif Hutton ... (voice)
Richard Miro ... (voice)
Holly Dorff ... (voice)
Hope Levy ... (voice)
Lynnanne Zager ... (voice)
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, Private slips out of the zoo for some last-minute shopping. In the city he's mistaken as a cute chew toy by a mean old woman named Nana, who gives Private to her vicious dog, Mr. Chew. On a mission to rescue their penguin pal, Skipper, Kowalski and Rico risk life and flipper as they take on Nana and Mr. Chew with an explosive solution that will leave you laughing out loud. Written by Anonymous

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Join the Madagascar Penguins in their all-new holiday adventure!


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

This short was played in theaters with the feature film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005). See more »

Goofs

The old lady wraps Private in red ribbon, and puts a sticker on his chest. However when Private flies out of the stocking, the sticker has vanished. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Private: He looks so sad.
Skipper: Rico, I want that tree up to muster.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits include small photo frames showing various pictures of Mr. Chew the dog, and his elderly owner, in different locations. See more »

Connections

References Jurassic Park (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle
Written by Johnny Marks
Performed by James Michael Dooley
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The spirit of Bilko lives on!
6 November 2005 | by philip-barclaySee all my reviews

The three main characters of the film Madagascar are fairly stereotyped and have one-hit wonder stamped all over them. The penguins, one the other hand, have true potential as they make reference so many classics of the past e.g. Bilko. The short film demonstrates some of this potential and was a very welcome bonus to the also excellent Curse of the Wererabbit. There were certainly echoes of Toy Story 2, as the old lady tests the penguin to see if he squeaks with a great "bottom gag" much appreciated by the children and a similar plot line which was very well executed. Above all, children appreciated the concept of looking after each other in a world dominated by grown ups and the penguins epitomise this ideal. Needless to say, the animation is excellent.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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