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.