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 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 Stephen Kearin ... Pilot / Aquarium Employee (voice)
Kelly Cooney Kelly Cooney ... Mermaid Penguin (voice)
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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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Rated PG for mild action and some rude humor | See all certifications »

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The sixth animated film where characters voiced by studio members are listed during the casting call of main cast members outside the credits which applies to Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights reprising their roles as Skipper, Kowalski, and Private as well as Conrad Vernon filling in for John DiMaggio as Rico (protagonists), the previous five like this had been Open Season (2006) with Cody Cameron as Mr Weenie (a tritagonist), Ratatouille (2007) with Lou Romano as Alfredo Linguini (a deuteragonist), Up (2009) with co-director Bob Peterson as Dug and Alpha (a tritagonist and a secondary antagonist), director Pete Docter as Kevin (a tetartagonist), and Jerome Ranft as Gamma (a tertiary antagonist alongside Beta), Shrek Forever After (2010) with Walt Dohrn as Rumpelstiltskin (a main antagonist) and Monsters University (2013) with Peter Sohn as Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (a tetartagonist along with the other 3 additional members of Oozma Kappa), the third of which had also been a bird character as well as having more than one studio member voicing each of the main characters and the prior of which were also follow-up films. See more »

Goofs

In Dave's back story, the zoo octopuses need to be in ocean water as in real life. No explanation is given for why the octopuses in the main story can breathe air and live on dry land, which should be an important plot point. See more »

Quotes

Kowalski: Sir, how long do we stand here like this?
Skipper: Until we reach maximum coolness.
[Beat]
Skipper: There it is.
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Crazy Credits

The DreamWorks Animation logo appears with a "Twenty Years" commemoration at the beginning. See more »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: It's Not Ogre Yet (2018) See more »

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Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Sheldon Curry
Courtesy of FirstCom Music
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laugh riot , go for it
19 March 2015 | by inanisumeetSee all my reviews

It is funny all the way , never a dull moment . They managed to sneak in touching moments too . These penguins are wily & go-getters . Nobody can mess with them . Kowalski is tech support , skipper is leader (obviously) , rico is worker & private is sincere eager follower . They can and do outwit everybody . I remember in 'madagascar 3' where skipper said 'you only get one chance at first impression' after hippo lady could not break the door . Some people are saying it as hard selling and by-product of successful 'madagascar' franchise . But , this is thoughtfully scripted . Full entertainment for family . Dialogues are glib and mocking .


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Country:

USA

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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