Let’s get adorable: Penguins show ‘cute and cuddly’ side

Aerin Johnson
Editor in Chief

The movie “Penguins of Madagascar” has made $49.4 million in the box offices. Photo from Madagascar.dreamworks.com
The movie “Penguins of Madagascar” has made $49.4 million in the box offices.
Photo from

I’m not sure about this, but I’m pretty sure penguins are some of cutest animals in the world, and I’m pretty sure you’d agree with me based off the new movie “The Penguins of Madagascar.”

“The Penguins of Madagascar” is a look into the lives of the spy team from the original “Madagascar” movie. This spin-off is just another reason to love these “cute and cuddly” penguins.

The story begins in Antarctica, where baby penguins Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), and Rico (Conrad Vernon) are going some unknown place with the Penguin Colony. All of a sudden a small egg rolls by them towards a cliff. They want to save it and do so after little debate, a rejection of nature and a fight with some seals. The egg then hatches revealing a young Private (Christopher Knights). The movie forwards 10 years to their mission to defeat Dave the Octopus (John Malkovich) and save the cuteness in the world.

From DreamWorks Animation, Eric Darnell, co-creator of the “Madagascar” series, and Simon J. Smith, director of the “Bee Movie” and “Shrek,” worked together on this movie and did very well with the humor, action sequences and continuing the story of “Madagascar.” The humor in this movie is what made it great for me. From Skipper’s plans to Dave’s minions (pay close attention to their names), I was laughing the whole way through.

Skipper plans just seem to get even crazier, including one that has Private dressing up as a girl mermaid penguin (which is cuter than one would actually expect). He continues to use these plans, even with their new allies, the North Wind, helping them.

However, the action sequences that go along with Skipper’s plans are what really make the movie great. You never expect the plans to work, but they do for the most part and that’s what had the audience laughing the entire time.

If you are fans of the first “Madagascar” movies, this is certainly a movie that you will want to see. “Penguins of Madagascar” is 1 hour and 32 minutes and is rated PG.

Leave a Reply