Penguins of Madagascar

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Penguins of Madagascar is a 2014 American computer-animated spy action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox.wikipedia
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Madagascar (franchise)

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It is a spin-off of the Madagascar film series, and takes place right after the events of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, following the penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in their own adventure.
A spin-off film featuring the penguins, titled Penguins of Madagascar, was released in 2014.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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It is a spin-off of the Madagascar film series, and takes place right after the events of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, following the penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in their own adventure.
A spin-off titled Penguins of Madagascar was released on November 26, 2014.

The Penguins of Madagascar

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Apart from the main characters, it is unrelated to the TV series The Penguins of Madagascar.
A feature film starring the penguins (voiced by the Madagascar film actors, aside from DiMaggio as Rico) and featuring other characters voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong and John Malkovich, among others, was released on November 26, 2014.

Conrad Vernon

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It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.
Conrad Vernon (born July 11, 1968) is an American voice actor, director, writer and storyboard artist best known for his work on the DreamWorks animated film series Shrek as well as other films such as Monsters vs. Aliens, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar.

Michael Colton

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The film was directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, and written by Michael Colton, John Aboud, and Brandon Sawyer.
Colton has co-written the films A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Penguins of Madagascar and The Comebacks.

Simon J. Smith

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The film was directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, and written by Michael Colton, John Aboud, and Brandon Sawyer. The studio announced in March 2011 that the penguin characters would be given their own feature film to be directed by Simon J. Smith, the co-director of Bee Movie, produced by Lara Breay, and written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers of DreamWorks' Megamind.
He then directed another DVD short, Megamind: The Button of Doom, before co-helming, with Eric Darnell, the comedy/spy action spin-off from the Madagascar series, Penguins of Madagascar.

Madagascar (2005 film)

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After saving it from a pack of leopard seals and accidentally setting themselves adrift on an iceberg, the egg hatches into their new member, Private, (before the events of the first film).
A spin-off featuring the series' penguin characters, Penguins of Madagascar, was released on November 26, 2014.

List of Madagascar (franchise) characters

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However, in Penguins of Madagascar, he appeared to have been abandoned as an egg, leading to the possibility that he is an orphan.

Pacific Data Images

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It is the first and only film in the Madagascar franchise that was distributed by 20th Century Fox and was the final DreamWorks Animation film produced by Pacific Data Images before its closure on January 22, 2015.
PDI/DreamWorks has produced Antz (1998), Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Madagascar (2005), Shrek the Third (2007), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), Megamind (2010), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012), Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) and Penguins of Madagascar (2014).

Ken Jeong

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It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.
Cumberbatch had a voice role in DreamWorks Animation's feature film Penguins of Madagascar, which was released in November 2014.

Christopher Knights

Private
It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.

Eric Darnell

The film was directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, and written by Michael Colton, John Aboud, and Brandon Sawyer.
He co-directed, with Simon J. Smith, a Madagascar spin-off, titled Penguins of Madagascar and released on November 26, 2014.

Tom McGrath (animator)

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It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.

Chris Miller (animator)

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It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong.

Venice

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Suddenly, they are abducted by the machine and sent to Venice, Italy by Dr. Octavius Brine, a renowned geneticist who reveals he is actually an octopus named Dave, who has grown resentful of penguins after their cuteness had him shunned from every zoo and aquarium across the globe.

Danny Jacobs (actor)

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In Penguins of Madagascar (2014), Jacobs once again reprised his role as King Julien.

Home (2015 film)

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On May 20, 2014, the film's release date was moved back to November 26, 2014, from its initial March 27, 2015, date, switching places with DreamWorks Animation's other film Home.
On May 20, 2014, the film's release date was pushed back to March 27, 2015, switching places with DreamWorks Animation's film Penguins of Madagascar.

Lara Breay

The studio announced in March 2011 that the penguin characters would be given their own feature film to be directed by Simon J. Smith, the co-director of Bee Movie, produced by Lara Breay, and written by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers of DreamWorks' Megamind.
Lara Breay is a feature film producer whose credits include "Tropic Thunder", "Penguins of Madagascar", "Blades of Glory" and "Megamind"

Annet Mahendru

She also starred in the comedy-drama film Bridge and Tunnel, had a voice role in the 2014 animated film Penguins of Madagascar, and guest-starred in the 2016 X-Files miniseries as Sveta, a possible UFO abductee.

Lorne Balfe

Lorne Balfe composed the original score for the film, making it his first solo debut in a DreamWorks Animation film.
A veteran of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions, Balfe is known for his composing music for big-budget films like 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Terminator Genisys, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and the DreamWorks animated films Home and Penguins of Madagascar, as well as the video games Assassin's Creed III, Crysis 2, Skylanders and the Call of Duty franchise.