May 8, 2009


While we are no longer in the Nickelodeon's target demographic, we can't help but watch their newest nicktoon, The Penguins of Madagascar! For those of you who haven't seen the Dreamworks animated films Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the films are about a bunch of zoo animals who escape from the Central Park Zoo to go back to their natural habitat in Africa. The film stars Ben Stiller (as a lion), Chris Rock (as a zebra), David Schwimmer (as a giraffe) and Jada Pinkett Smith (as a hippo). While these main characters are great, the real stars of the film are the minor characters, mainly, the quartet of penguins who are always on a James Bond-style mission, Skipper, Rico, Kawalski, and Private. The penguins were really hilarious in the films ,and when we heard the news that they'd be getting their own cartoon series, let alone a Nicktoon series, we were very excited! The show features the 4 penguins, back at the Central Park zoo with their new friends, the lemurs (from the film), minus the 4 main animal characters (as they are still in Africa, as the second film ended). The penguins go on all sorts of fun missions at the zoo, interacting with other animals, and arguing with the lemur King, King Julian. It sounds silly, but it really is a fun show. It airs on Nickelodeon, so check it out!
Here's one of the episodes, "Penguiner Takes All". Enjoy!

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