The Penguins of Madagascar

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The Penguins of Madagascar
Based onCharacters
by Tom McGrath
Eric Darnell
Developed by
Directed by
Voices of
ComposerAdam Berry
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes149 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Mark McCorkle
  • Bob Schooley[2]
  • Dina Buteyn (S2)
  • Dean Hoff (S2)
  • Andrew Hubner (S3)
Running time
  • 11 minutes
  • 22 minutes (long-length specials: episodes 48, 55, 79, 98, 110, 122, 146 and 147)
  • 44 minutes ("The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole", episode 99)
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (2008–12)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
ReleaseNovember 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)[3] –
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)

The Penguins of Madagascar is an American computer-animated television series. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon.[4] It stars nine characters from DreamWorks' animated movie Madagascar. The characters include the penguins Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath), Rico (John DiMaggio), Kowalski (Jeff Bennett) and Private (James Patrick Stuart), the lemurs King Julien (Danny Jacobs), Maurice (Kevin Michael Richardson) and Mort (Andy Richter) as well as Mason (Conrad Vernon) and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter (Nicole Sullivan) and a zookeeper named Alice (Mary Scheer).

This is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation. The series was executive-produced by Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle. They were the creators of the animated series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Disney Channel's Kim Possible.

Characters[change | change source]

  • Skipper
  • Rico
  • Kowalski
  • Private
  • King Julien
  • Maurice
  • Mort
  • Mason
  • Phil
  • Marlene
  • Alice
  • Amy - The bully of the Central Park Zoo. She watches "Nothing Can Stop the Smooze" from "My Little Pony: The Movie" on her phone in the bus. She wears a red shirt, a blue skirt, and red and white sneakers.
  • Pablo - One of Amy's henchmen. He, along with Anderson, first appeared in the Season 2 premiere episode "The Red Squirrel". He wears a sea green jacket, blue pants, and black shoes.
  • Anderson - One of Amy's henchmen. He, along with Pablo, first appeared in the Season 2 premiere episode "The Red Squirrel". He wears a black shirt with a skull, red pants, and brown shoes.

Episodes[change | change source]

Season 1

  1. Popcorn Panic
  2. Gone in a Flash
  3. Tangled in the Web
  4. Crown Fools
  5. Launchtime
  6. Haunted Habitat
  7. Operation: Plush & Cover
  8. Happy King Julien Day!
  9. Paternal Egg-Stinct
  10. Assault & Batteries
  11. Penguiner Takes All
  12. Two Feet High and Rising
  13. The Hidden
  14. Kingdom Come
  15. Little Zoo Coupe
  16. All Choked Up
  17. Go Fish
  18. Miracle on Ice
  19. Needle Point
  20. Eclipsed
  21. Mort Unbound
  22. Roomies
  23. Roger Dodger
  24. Lemur See, Lemur Do
  25. Otter Gone Wild
  26. Cat's Cradle
  27. Misfortune Cookie
  28. Monkey Love
  29. Skorca!
  30. Tagged
  31. What Goes Around
  32. Mask of the Raccoon
  33. Dr. Blowhole's Revenge
  34. Out of the Groove
  35. Jungle Law
  36. I Was a Penguin Zombie
  37. Sting Operation
  38. Command Crisis
  39. Truth Ache
  40. All King, No Kingdom
  41. Untouchable
  42. An Elephant Never Forgets
  43. Otter Things Have Happened
  44. Miss Understanding
  45. Over Phil
  46. Jiggles
  47. Zoo Tube
  48. Snakehead!
  49. The Falcon and the Snow Job
  50. The Penguin Stays in the Picture
  51. Huffin and Puffin

Season 2

  1. The Red Squirrel
  2. It's About Time
  3. Kaboom and Kabust
  4. The Helmet
  5. Stop Bugging Me
  6. Field Tripped
  7. Gator Watch
  8. In the Line of Doody
  9. The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel
  10. Night and Dazed
  11. The Big Squeeze
  12. Can't Touch This
  13. Hard Boiled Eggy
  14. Wishful Thinking
  15. April Fools
  16. Hello, Dollface
  17. Fit to Print
  18. Operation: Cooties
  19. Driven to the Brink
  20. Mr. Tux
  21. Concrete Jungle Survival
  22. Friend-in-a-Box
  23. Badger Pride
  24. Invention Intervention
  25. Cradle and All
  26. The All Nighter Before Christmas
  27. Work Order
  28. Hot Ice
  29. Whispers and Coups
  30. Brush with Danger!
  31. Alienated
  32. The Otter Woman
  33. The Officer X Factor
  34. Love Hurts
  35. Operation: Good Deed
  36. When the Chips are Down
  37. Kanga Management
  38. Rat Fink
  39. Right Hand Man
  40. Brain Drain
  41. Cute-astrophe
  42. King Julien for a Day
  43. A Visit from Uncle Nigel
  44. Maurice at Peace
  45. Danger Wears a Cape
  46. Operation: Break-speare
  47. Operation: Neighbor Swap
  48. Herring Impaired
  49. Rock-a-Bye Birdie
  50. All Tied Up With a Boa
  51. Loathe at First Sight
  52. The Trouble With Jiggles
  53. Hair Apparent
  54. Love Takes Flightless
  55. The Hoboken Surprise
  56. Pets Peeved
  57. Byte-Sized
  58. Arch-Enemy
  59. The Big S.T.A.N.K.
  60. The Most Dangerous Game Night
  61. Street Smarts
  62. Time Out
  63. Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan
  64. The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
  65. Gut Instinct
  66. I Know Why the Caged Bird Goes Insane
  67. Operation: Antarctica
  68. Nighty Night Ninja
  69. Siege the Day
  70. The Big Move
  71. Endangerous Species

Season 3

  1. Littlefoot
  2. Smotherly Love
  3. A Kipper for Skipper
  4. High Moltage
  5. Operation: Big Blue Marble
  6. Feline Fervor
  7. Action Reaction
  8. Mental Hen
  9. Thumb Drive
  10. Antics on Ice
  11. Showdown on Fairway 18
  12. King Me
  13. Private and the Winky Factory
  14. Best Foes
  15. Night of the Vesuviuses
  16. Operation: Lunacorn Apocalypse
  17. Nuts to You
  18. The Terror of Madagascar
  19. Best Laid Plantains
  20. P.E.L.T.
  21. Operation: Swap-panzee
  22. Snowmageddon
  23. Tunnel of Love
  24. Skipper Makes Perfect
  25. The Penguin Who Loved Me
  26. Marble Jarhead
  27. Goodnight and Good Chuck

Voice cast[change | change source]

Some of the original movie actors were not available to play their roles again. Chris Miller, who had voiced Kowalski, is replaced by Jeff Bennett, Christopher Knights is replaced by James Patrick Stuart as the voice of Private, Danny Jacobs takes over from Sacha Baron Cohen as the voice of King Julien, and Cedric the Entertainer's character, Maurice, is replaced by Kevin Michael Richardson.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tom McGrath, John DiMaggio, Jeff Bennett, James Patrick Stuart, Danny Jacobs, Kevin Michael Richardson, Andy Richter, Conrad Vernon, Tara Strong (November 28, 2008). "Gone in a Flash". The Penguins of Madagascar. Season 1. Episode 1. 11:28 minutes in. Nickelodeon.
  2. "The Penguins of Madagascar are Coming!". Los Angeles, CA: CraveOnline. December 10, 2007. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  3. "Nickelodeon's Thanksgiving Menu Offers Non-Stop Animation".
  4. "'Penguins of Madagascar' Move It, Move It to Nickelodeon". Chicago Tribune. January 9, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2022.