The Penguins of Madagascar

The Penguins of Madagascar

Were you aware that the penguins of popular movie franchise Madagascar have their own television series? They do. It’s called The Penguins of Madagascar. Moreover, were you also aware that those profitable penguins are getting their own movie spin-off? It’s called The Penguins of Madagascar, so I guess there’s something to be said for familiarity when it comes to marketing. Even if you’re not familiar with the cottage industry that is the penguins (of Madagascar), perhaps you remember them from the Madagascar films? Snuggled in alongside BenStillerLion, ChrisRockZebra, DavidSchwimmerGiraffe and JadaPinkettSmithHippo, the four penguins (of Madagascar) are some tough-talking troublemakers who are very good at sticking together and even better at not being effected by climate change. There are four penguins (of Madagascar), and they all have fun, punchy names, like Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private. In their animated television series, the four penguins all live at the Central Park Zoo (yes, the very place they escaped from in the first and third Madagascar films, as the series sort of exists in a parallel universe where they all still live there and totally love it). They’re also into military operations, apparently. Now let’s make a movie about them.

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How to Train Your Dragon

After Rise of the Guardians in November, DreamWorks Animation movies will no longer be distributed by Paramount. It’ll be the job of Fox, and it’s still a bit unclear what (if anything) that business switch will mean when it comes to style and quality. It might be a good faith agreement or it might be the kind of partnership where Fox has its fingers in several pies. One sign that it’ll be the latter option, or at the very least a sign of why Fox was so keen to partner up, is that DreamWorks’ slate for the next 3 years features a nice handful of sequels and spin-offs. Still, the bulk of the list is original concepts. That’s commendable. Even more on the optimistic side, there are some really great bright spots amongst the list, and . Here are the dozen films that DreamWorks Animation has promised fans through 2016.

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