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The Penguins of Madagascar star in DreamWorks’ Madagascar spin-off

The Penguins of Madagascar star in DreamWorks' Madagascar spin-off

You loved them in Madagascar. You were impressed, again, in the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. You raved when Nickelodeon brought them to The Penguins of Madagascar, and have been on pins and needles waiting for their appearance in the upcoming Madagascar 3. But now, there’s a whole new reason to get excited for the grouping of Penguins, as DreamWorks Animation readies their own upcoming spin-off film! Simon Smith, of Bee Movie fame, has signed on to direct and Lara Breay, of Megamind fame, will produce the film, which will of course star Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico. No date has yet been set for the Penguins’ film, but you can continue to catch them regularly on their Nickelodeon series, as well as Madagascar 3, set to hit theaters on June 8th, 2012.

DreamWorks adds Frances McDormand to Madagascar 3

DreamWorks adds Frances McDormand to Madagascar 3

In 2005, DreamWorks Animation brought Madagascar to the world. The sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, hit a few years later in 2008. Sure, there’s been an awesome animated series, The Penguins of Madagascar, but if my math is correct, and it almost never is, we’re due for the third piece in the theatrical trilogy. Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks CEO, agrees, confirming that a third film (and possibly an eventually fourth!) is on the way. Madagascar 3 is underway, ready for theaters on May 18th, 2012. The general plot will revolve around Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman still trying to get home, working their way through Europe’s traveling circus along with King Julien, Maurice, Mort, and the Penguins, amongst others (like a sea lion, a jaguar, a tiger, and more!). Frances McDormand will do her best to stand between the friends and success, starring as the villainous animal control officer. You ready to dance?

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – the game!

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

The film has been dominating the movie theaters, so now its time to see if the game can match all of that hype on home video game consoles!  IGN wasn’t too kind to the game during its review, check out a bit of what they said:

The best thing I can say about Escape is that nothing seems broken or fundamentally flawed, but that’s not saying much. No matter how you look at it, Escape 2 Africa just isn’t a good game. You’d be better served by diverting your attention to the virtually countless, fantastic titles that have hit retail in the last few months. Leave Alex and co. on the shelf.

[Source: IGN]

Check out some images after the break!

Cartoons rocking the Academy Awards

Oscars

Get this news!  There have already been 14 animated features entered to win an Oscar at the 81st Academy Awards.  The Animated Feature Film category will have films like: Bolt, Delgo, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Dragon Hunters, Fly Me to the Moon, Igor, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, The Sky Crawlers, Sword of the Stranger, The Tale of Despereaux, $9.99, Wall-E, and Waltz with Bashir.  The finalists will be announced on January 22nd, so stay Tooned here for more updates!

Madagascar 2 is King of the Theaters!

Madagascar

People “herded” into theaters this past weekend in enormous numbers for the animated sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, pushing the film to led the weekend with over $63 million.  The new DreamWorks Animation flick beat out the original Madagascar, which made just over $47 million in its opening weekend in 2005.  Were you there for either?  And if not, when are you going to see the new one?

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa — already setting records!

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

What the–?!  It’s not even out yet!!  Well, it’s not out in America yet.  DreamWorks Animation’s CGI animated film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa opens in the US this Friday, November 7th, but it has already been released in Russia and the Ukraine.  Since opening last week, the movie, which is distributed by Paramount, has already earned $22 million at the box office.  Now, I’m even more excited to see it!!

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