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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.


Michael Colton (screenplay by), John Aboud (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom McGrath ... Skipper (voice)
Chris Miller ... Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Private (voice)
Conrad Vernon ... Rico (voice)
John Malkovich ... Dave (voice)
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Classified (voice)
Ken Jeong ... Short Fuse (voice)
Annet Mahendru ... Eva (voice)
Peter Stormare ... Corporal (voice)
Andy Richter ... Mort (voice)
Danny Jacobs ... King Julien (voice)
Sean Charmatz Sean Charmatz ... Cricket (voice)
Werner Herzog ... Documentary Filmmaker (voice)
Stephen Kearin ... Pilot / Aquarium Employee (voice)
Kelly Cooney Kelly Cooney ... Mermaid Penguin (voice)


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 Eurasian wolf 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 Anonymous

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The flipping awesome new movie! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


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; September 18th. See more »


King Julien uses the same crown from the first film and the TV shows he gave the crown to Alex but he wears it in the end of this film. See more »


Classified: Remain calm, penguins. You're now under the protection of the North Wind.
Skipper: Private, dibble me.
[Private takes a dibble bag out of Rico's body, gives it to Skipper, then he jumps in front of Classified]
Skipper: We're not going anywhere with you.
Skipper: We don't even know who the heck you are.
Classified: The North Wind is an elite undercover inter-spe...
[Skipper munches]
Classified: an elite undercover inter-species...
[Skipper munches again]
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Crazy Credits

When the film begins, a glacier calves (breaks off ice) to reveal the Dreamworks Animation logo, the logo portion then calves again to replace the boy holding the fishing pole with the four penguins standing on each others' shoulders. See more »


Written by Pitbull (as Armando Pérez), Andrew Cedar, DJ Frank E (as Justin Franks), Breyan Isaac, Ben Maddahi, Charlie Puth, Dino Fekaris and Nick Zesses (as Nickolas Zesses)
Produced by DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar
Performed by Pitbull
Pitbull appears courtesy of Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records
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User Reviews

Penguins of Madagascar is next to what i expected,i loved it and hoping for part 2
8 March 2015 | by shakilabuzafor0See all my reviews

Well,we all have been waiting for this film for a long time and i must say it was worth waiting for.When we first saw the MADAGASCAR movie we were very much curious about these penguins.They were like the Minions of Madagascar,we loved their intelligent,straight-forward and funny behavior a lot.yeah,of course thats the reason they made this film.Now,lets talk about this film.from the beginning of this film it was full of actions,brilliant funny dialogs.Usually we don't expect animation films to be that kind of action packed,but this film done a beautiful work on that because between actions there were clever and hilarious commands of skipper.Besides fun and actions we saw emotions a little but it was pretty good.And the villain's plot was good but it could've been better.I didn't kinda like him because it didn't felt like super villain,Dave(Dr. Octavius Brine) needed a little more evilness.The north wind team was a good plot to give this movie a serious look.Ending was pretty awesome too with all the actions and strategies especially the one when skipper throw chip to press the button.The look of Private was still cute and cuddly after reversion process (yeah,private returned to his original look later).Dreamworks done a fabulous job on this movie and i admire it very much.

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English | Italian | Mandarin

Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penguins of Madagascar See more »


Box Office


$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,447,444, 30 November 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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