Penguins of Madagascar

Posted on December 3, 2014

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Penguins of Madagascar – This time the “cute, adorable” penguins travel by plane, train and Fed Ex. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are kidnapped by Dave (John Malkovich), an octopus they upstaged years ago and he’s now out for revenge. They also have to contend with The North Wind’s leader “Classified” (Benedict Cumberbatch) who’s supposed to be on their side.
There are a couple of nifty things – like when they sneak in stars’ names in a fun way. Listen for Drew Barrymore, Hugh Jackman and a couple others. Another cute bit is when they come up with a “high one” gesture. And one time they get these fab jet packs to fly with. I want one.
In previous episodes, I don’t remember them as being harsh. It seemed that Skipper was kind of forceful here. One moral was: Looks don’t matter, it’s what you do that counts.

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