Run time: 92mins

Director: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith

Voice cast: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Werner Herzog

Synopsis: Four penguins team up with an elite interspecies undercover task force in order to thwart the plans of a wicked scientist.



Four penguins must save the world from an evil octopus in this spin-off adventure from the Madagascar franchise. Meet Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Private (Christopher Knights) and Rico (John DiMaggio), previously known as lovable penguin breakout stars of those hit films. But the flightless quartet lead double lives as secret agents! Now an old foe has re-emerged. Dave the octopus (John Malkovich) always hated penguins for being cuter than himself. Posing as boffin Dr. Octavius Brine, he has vowed to take revenge on them and everyone else from his lair in Venice. Luckily, our heroes have some new allies. They’ve joined forces with North Wind, an elite undercover inter-species task force led by a very serious wolf named Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch). Listen out too for the voice of Grizzly Man director Werner Herzog as the narrator of a wildlife documentary.

The film is a witty adventure, packed with clever banter and good one-liners for children and adults alike. The Dreamworks team have produced a beautiful 3D animated film with some great characters and excellent voice work plus Penguins are the bird of the moment.

Image courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox