Penguins of Madagascar is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated action comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is a spin-off of the Madagascar film series, and it's set after the events of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, following the penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private in their own spy thriller. Apart from the main characters, it is unrelated to the The Penguins of Madagascar series, which is set in an alternate reality.
The film is directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, and written by Michael Colton and John Aboud. It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong. The film is scheduled to be released on November 26, 2014.
Plucky penguins Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights), the most elite spies ever hatched join forces with a chic undercover organization known as the North Wind. Led by highly trained, handsome and arrogant Agent Classified (Benedict Cumberbatch), this special inter-species task force must stop a many-tentacled villain, Dave/Dr. Octavius Brine (John Malkovich), from destroying the world.
- Tom McGrath as Skipper, the leader of the Penguins.
- Chris Miller as Kowalski, one of the Penguins.
- Conrad Vernon as Rico, one of the Penguins. Rico's regular voice actor, John DiMaggo did not voice him in this movie.
- Christopher Knights as Private, one of the Penguins.
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Classified, a Eurasian wolf with a British accent, and the leader of the North Wind.
- Ken Jeong as Short Fuse, a Belgian white-coated seal, and one of the members of the North Wind
- Annet Mahendru as Russian snowy owl, Kowalski's love interest, and one of the members of the North Wind.
- Peter Stormare as Corporal, a Norwegian polar bear, and one of the members of the North Wind.
- John Malkovich as Dave/Dr. Octavius Braine, a villainous octopus.
- Dee Bradley Baker as the Octopuses, Dave's henchman (uncredited).
- Danny Jacobs as King Julien, the (former) king of the lemurs. Sacha Baron Cohen, King Julien's regular voice actor did not voice him in this movie.
- Andy Richter as Mort, a Goodman's mouse lemur.