Sunday, April 3, 2011

Madagascar Penguins Returning for Third Installment and Own Feature

In an animated film franchise with a cast that includes Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen, the surprising breakout stars have turned out to be four paramilitary penguins brought to life by career voice actors you've probably never heard of.

Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico are getting their own feature, to be penned by Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons, the writers behind Megamind.

The penguins have previously been featured in the animated short "The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper," which appeared on the Madagascar Blu-ray, and a popular CGI-animated TV show on Nickelodeon, now in its second season.

The third installment in the Madagascar feature franchise is set to open in theaters in 2012. So far there is no director or voice talent attached.

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