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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.

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Michael Colton (screenplay by), John Aboud (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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When the world needs saving, heroes become legends. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Mandarin

Release Date:

26 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Penguins of Madagascar See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$132,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,447,444, 30 November 2014

Gross USA:

$83,850,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$373,515,621
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie soundtrack by Lorne Balfe, most of the tracks are named after different species of penguins. (I.E. "Demersus," which is the African Penguin.) See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Classified: Just tell me everything you know.
Skipper: All right!
[Inaudible word]
Skipper: Never trust a Dutchman in a tulip fight.
Classified: [taking notes] Tulip fight...
Skipper: Canada is secretly training an army of Sasquatch.
Classified: Sasquatch...
Skipper: Hot dogs are, in fact, only 17% actual dog.
Classified: [exasperated] Not everything-everything! Everything regarding your abduction by Dr. Octavius Brine...
Skipper: Aaaah! Why didn't you say so?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening, a glacier calves to reveal the Dreamworks Animation logo; the logo portion then calves again to replace the boy holding the fishing pole with four penguins standing on each others' shoulders. See more »

Connections

References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Sheldon Curry
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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Good spin off
4 June 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

I didn't think I would like this as much or that it would be and feel as good as it did. It's not easy with spin-offs, the characters are there, but can you make a movie with them that can hold up? Obviously you can, which is something I expected (and expect) from the Minions movie, but not really from the Penguins.

While it's a kids movie, it also has a lot to offer for adults to. Which every good kids movie is doing nowadays of course. The story is pretty thin, but we get a couple of new people involved and of course an "enemy" we have to engage with. The ending might feel like a letdown for some (to some more than to others), but overall the movie did achieve what it set out to do.


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