Ok, so penguins don’t live in Madagascar. But, the penguins from Madagascar are going to be getting their own television series, according to ComingSoon.net. You might remember these lovable guys as the crazy CIA penguins, who pretty much got the gang in trouble in the first place. The elite strike force penguins are slated for a 2009 premiere on Nickelodeon. They’re also set to appear in the sequel to the hugely successful Madagascar ($532 million gross), Madagascar: The Crate Escape.

While I felt that there were some better CG movies, you can’t deny that Madagascar was cute, and the penguins were pretty freakin awesome. They were probably my favorite part of that movie, and I’m pumped that they’re going to be getting their own series. I just hope that the series will do them justice instead of just trying to take advantage of their popularity. Some things don’t work when you make em into TV shows, but I think that this one could. Hey.. if it doesn’t work out, they can always pull that “You didn’t see anything” trick. It almost worked in the movie, right?

I think that these guys might be best slated for their own feature length film, but Rico, Kowalski, Private, and Skipper are going to be part of a collaboration to bring some Dreamworks success to Nickelodeon. Part of what I think will make this work is that they’re going to be using the same type of animation that was in the movie itself, which is a step in the right direction. You can’t do a crappy job on animation and expect it to survive. Anyway, the penguins get out of the zoo again, and try to take control of part of New York City. Unfortunately, their party is ruined by a bunch of lemurs that invade their space, and are there to stay.

I hope I’m not the only one thinking this will succeed, but I was pretty pumped when I heard about it.

Talking Point: You, mammals — can you dig this new show?

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