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Video: 'The Penguins of Madagascar' theatrical feature

Edited by GreenReaper as of Mon 23 Jun 2014 - 23:21
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Jerry Beck’s Animation Scoop has the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s The Penguins of Madagascar feature, now scheduled for release on November 26, 2014; trading places with DreamWorks’ Home, which is now coming on March 27, 2015.

Does this look funny to you? It certainly is furry. The four Penguins of Madagascar are back: Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio), and Private (Christopher Knights), adding to the cast the rival North Wind, a task force of an anthropomorphic wolf (Classified, the leader - Benedict Cumberbatch), snow owl (Eva, intelligence analyst - Annet Mahendru), seal pup (Short Fuse, explosives expert - Ken Jeong), and polar bear (Corporal - Peter Stomare). Their motto: "Nobody breaks the North Wind" -- a fart joke; ho-ho! They are all fighting Dave, a.k.a Dr. Octavius Brine, an evil octopus (John Malkovich) who is out to kill all penguins on his way to taking over the world. Who will win? Who do you think?

Is it just me, or has DreamWorks Animation just made a 180º turn from the serious drama of How to Train Your Dragon 2 to the ho-ho-ho silliness of The Penguins of Madagascar and Home? And do the purple Boovs of Home look too much like DreamWorks is trying to replicate the popularity of the yellow Minions of Sony's Despicable Me franchise? If DreamWorks is trying to make up for the disappointment of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, I don't think that this is the way to do it.


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Oh, sorry! The Boov haven't been shown on Flayrah yet. Here they are.

Hmmm. They aren't always purple, are they?

Doesn't Tip look too young to be driving a car?

Fred Patten

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Admittedly, I found the "Cheese Dibble" segment amusing, but I think I'll pass on this one.

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...and we don't need any more fart jokes in animated movies. I'm still reeling from the flatulent stench of The Nut Job a few months ago.

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I haven't clicked 'play' yet and they're both doing the Dreamworks face!

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And... here is trailer #2.

Fred Patten

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To whom it may concern:

This year VIEW CONFERENCE is hosting the world premiere talk of Dreamworks's PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, producer and protagonist of the movie will be speaking at VIEW Conference, 13th October to 17 October. For more information please visit our website,

This year we have an all star program which includes also some amazing training opportunities in the form of master classes and workshops. You will find here below our latest press release plus a link to our program.

Thanks so much.

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This is not officially a trailer; it's an "extended clip".

Fred Patten

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a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics