Whether they’re waddling across Antarctica in “March of the Penguins” or dancing their tail feathers off in “Happy Feet,” penguins are always a crowd-pleaser. After years of toiling away on TV, the penguins from the “Madagascar” series of movies finally have their own theatrical feature coming in November, appropriately titled “The Penguins of Madagascar.
Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (John DiMaggio) and Private (Christopher Knights) join forces with a super-secret animal organization called North Wind to fight a many-tentacled menace named Dave, an octopus who has made it his mission to kill off all the penguins. We knew there was a reason why those deep sea creatures have always creeped us out! (Naturally, Dave is voiced by John Malkovich.) North Wind’s leader, Classified, is voiced by none other than Benedict Cumberbatch; he’s joined by Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare as the voices behind North Wind.
This exclusive trailer shows off the penguins’ special set of skills, which seems to include MacGyvering themselves in and out of all sorts of weird situations and eating cheesy snacks, all to the sweet tunes of Kenny Loggins’s “Danger Zone.”
“Penguins of Madagascar” opens November 26, 2014.
Oh, and if you can’t get enough penguins, check out Skipper’s Mr. Moviefone audition. He insists that you do.