The daily adventures of penguins living in New York's Central Park Zoo.
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Series cast summary:
John DiMaggio ...  Rico / ... 91 episodes, 2008-2015
Tom McGrath ...  Skipper 90 episodes, 2008-2015
Jeff Bennett ...  Kowalski / ... 87 episodes, 2008-2015
James Patrick Stuart ...  Private / ... 87 episodes, 2008-2015
Andy Richter ...  Mort 85 episodes, 2008-2015
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Maurice / ... 83 episodes, 2008-2015
Danny Jacobs ...  King Julien / ... 82 episodes, 2008-2015
Nicole Sullivan ...  Marlene 63 episodes, 2009-2015
Mary Scheer ...  Alice / ... 47 episodes, 2009-2015


A rookery of penguins with attitude -- leader Skipper, brainy Kowalski, loony Rico and young Private -- in Central Park Zoo embarks on what it sees as a series of strike-force missions until confronting an unwelcome challenge to its dominance from a new zoo resident: Julien, King of the Lemurs, in a sequel to the hit animated movies. Written by Jwelch5742

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The brand of the television in penguin's head quarter is "FISHYVISION". It can be seen on top-middle part of the television in some episodes. See more »


Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Disney's Dishonor (2020) See more »

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The best since Rocky and Bullwinkle
22 December 2009 | by nabor7See all my reviews

I grew up with Crusader Rabbit and was entering junior high school when Rocky and Bullwinkle first debuted. I honestly believe that "Penguins" is as close to Rocky as you can get as far as the humor is concerned. The humor in Penguins is classic and the I have recorded and watched every episode over and over again. The seriousness by which Kowalski comes up with his plans and "options" is hilarious when we see the final product which could have been drawn by a pre-schooler, or his inventions which are made up of sardine tins, etc. It's this type of humor that makes this so special. They think in adult terms but their actions are purely that of a child. It would eventually get boring without the other animals and the mix is just right for it to be effective. Julien's mastery of the English language is great. I really believe we have all known a Julien in our lives. The one person who knew it all and tried to command all the attention and notoriety while at the same time does not have a clue. Rico is perhaps my favorite character. The episodes with his girlfriend doll are great. My grandkids love "Penguins" and I get a kick out of watching them watch the show because it's obvious we are all getting something different from it. Great work. Keep it up.

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29 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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The Penguins of Madagascar See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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