The Penguins of Madagascar
- 92 min
- Directed by: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
- Cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare
- UK release: 5 December 2014
The espionage-savvy penguins team up with an interspecies special forces group, to tangle with octopus/scientist Dr Octavius Brine (Malkovich). The knockabout style offers few chances for genuine drama and the result is a lighthearted, frenetic but rather unimaginative romp, a step down from the psychedelic wit of Europe's Most Wanted.
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Reviews & features
Penguins of Madagascar1 Dec 2014
Knockabout spin-off featuring the voices of John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch
Over their three Madagascar features to date, DreamWorks Animation have successfully established a menagerie of comic characters. The franchise's penguins have already struck out with their own short film and TV show, and they now get their own movie...
Benedict Cumberbatch disappointed to miss McGrath26 Nov 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch says it was a "tragedy" to not record 'Penguins of Madagascar' with Tom McGrath. The 38-year-old actor couldn't work opposite his co-star Tom due to their conflicting schedules, which forced them to record their voice overs for…
Benedict Cumberbatch signs up for Penguins of Madagascar6 Aug 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich have signed up for 'The Penguins of Madagascar'. The Hollywood stars have been snapped up by DreamWorks Animation to voice new characters in the spin-off movie, which will feature the aquatic flightless birds…
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