Penguins of Madagascar

Theatrical Release: November 26, 2014
DVD Release: March 17, 2015
Penguins of Madagascar


In “Penguins of Madascar,” audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know) to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Dove Review

“Penguins of Madagascar” is fun for the whole family and definitely a laugh-out-loud movie! The penguins’ facial expressions are priceless and their antics are nonstop. The penguins explore locations from Antarctica to Venice and Rio De Janeiro to Shanghai, and they share a lot of excitement along the way.

The voice talent features John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch, and the plot features four main penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. They team up with North Wind, an undercover organization, with the goal of stopping the evil Dr. Brine, a.k.a. “Dave.” He has an alteration serum, known as the Medusa serum, that he intends to unleash on every creature so he can to turn them into monsters. Despite the ominous plot, the penguins undertake a delightful journey, giving each other high fives and skin with their flippers! In one scene they sneak into a building with black and white floors and, because they are penguins, they blend right in as they roll across the floor. There were almost non-stop laughs from the audience at the screening of the movie I attended. There are some running jokes using famous actors’ names, such as this line: “Nicholas, ‘cage’ it for us!” Or “Elijah, ‘would’ you take care of that?”

This is a one-hundred percent funny and delightful movie and we, in turn, are delighted to award it our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages. Parents, you will laugh along with your kids!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Flipping-2
Violence: Some physical comedy and a seal eats a bird; penguins hit wall but it is played for laughs; window is suddenly opened and hits man in face; character smashes guitar; darts hit penguins; laser rays and characters are pursued.
Drugs: Serum that turns characters into monsters.
Nudity: Women seen briefly in swimwear.
Other: One penguin male accidentally kisses another one and it is played for laughs; joke about "I get gas when I fly;" vomiting sound is heard.


Company: Fox
Director: Eric Darnell & Simon J. Smith
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 92 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, John Malkovich, Peter Stormare
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter