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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.

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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!


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Madagaszkár-pingvinek és a karácsonyi küldetés See more »

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Production Co:

DreamWorks Animation See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Available on DVD and VHS with Madagascar (2005) See more »

Goofs

When the penguins leave the elderly woman's house, the umbrellas in the umbrella stand, by the door, change positions between shots. 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

Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as written by Brian Setzer]
Performed by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Courtesy of Surfdog Records
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Funnier than Madagascar
30 December 2005 | by DanB-4See all my reviews

THe Penguin Christmas Caper is a blisteringly funny and fast paced little short that is far funnier that the film from which it spun.

Private, the least insane of the gang of Madagascar Penguins, decides to venture out into the streets of New York to buy a present for the lonely Polar Bear, who is all alone on Christmas. He is mistaken for a chew toy, and brought home by an old lady to be a present for her vicious, salivating but tiny dog. THe rest of the crew embark on a rescue mission.

Skipper barks orders, Kowlaski has the logistics and Rico, he just wants to blow something up. The jokes are in every line, and every corner of every frame of this short. Its ten minutes well spent. ***1/2 out of ****.


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