Hi, Jana here,
In 2005 when ‘Madagascar‘ came out, I’m betting the filmmakers did not plan on the runaway stars of the show being the penguins that were a short, little side story at best. The penguins are definitely some of the best characters out of the whole franchise. I may encourage my kids to watch the penguins cartoon when we see it on TV. So learning there is a whole movie based off these great and hilarious winged birds makes me really look forward to its release date, already!
What could make this upcoming film any better? I seriously couldn’t think of anything! Until I learned the plot and some of the guest voices. Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich lend their voices to ‘The Penguins of Madagascar‘ in which secret agent birds Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with chic spy Agent Classified (Cumberbatch) to save the world from Dr. Octavius Brine (Malkovich).
Yes, Benedict Cumberbatch, the Cumber-cutie himself! Moms everywhere will be dragging their kids to see this movie just to hear his voice. At least, I will be. I’m so excited about this. Simon Smith director from ‘Bee Movie‘ co-directs with ‘Madagascar‘ series director Eric Darnell from a screenplay by John Aboud and Michael Colton. The birds themselves may be flightless, but this flick flies into theaters in 3D on November 26.