Penguins of Madagascar (2014) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor

Sex & Nudity

  • Penguins slapping each other's butts a few times.
  • Some innuendo.
  • Some of Private's feathers come off and show some of his buttocks.

Violence & Gore

  • When Skipper explains his plan to rescue Private, Corporal smashes a pineapple representing Dave and then Skipper says they will "feed on Dave's sweet remains." They don't actually do it, however.
  • Being secret agents, the penguins sometimes do combat.
  • In one scene Kowalski is throwing up but does so behind Skipper so it is not seen.
  • mild comic slapstick action occurs, nothing graphic (obviously).


  • "Heck" and "Crikey" are used sometimes

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The main characters interact with a very cute baby Octopus at a Chinese food market, and younger viewers may figure out that it's eventually going to be eaten. This could be upsetting.
  • In one of the first scenes, Skipper goes after a rolling egg. The egg goes over a cliff and Skipper almost falls off the cliff as well. Both Skipper and the egg are fine. Later, the egg is surrounded by leopard seals, but the penguins rescue the egg and escape from the seals.
  • A film crew pushes the baby penguins off a cliff, but they are fine.
  • The antagonist can look menacing, and has a lot of close-ups. He scared some babies into crying in our audience.
  • The antagonist mutates penguins into monsters and sets them loose on the population.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • Private the penguin sprouts a "butt hand" as a side effect to reversing the ray.
  • In one scene, it appears that Private has exploded, but he really just escaped a trap.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In a mid-credits scene, Mort swallows King Julien alive, which younger viewers may not understand (though meant for laughs).
  • In the scene the penguins and octopi fight eachother there is a sad scene where one of the main penguins is a monster and there's a series of flashbacks about the young penguin which may be upsetting to some people.

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