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
Composer(s)Adam Berry
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes149 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • 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 company(s)
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Original networkNickelodeon (2008–12)
Nicktoons (2013–15)
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseNovember 28, 2008 (2008-11-28)[3] –
December 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
Other websites

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.

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.