Penguins of Madagascar is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated spy-fi action comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is a spin-off of the Madagascar film series, and takes place right 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 TV series of the same name.
The film is directed by Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell, and written by Michael Colton & John Aboud and Brandon Sawyer. It stars the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, featuring the voices of Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, and Ken Jeong. The film was released on November 26, 2014. It is the first film in the Madagascar franchise that is distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the final film to be produced by Pacific Data Images.
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private join forces with undercover organization The North Wind to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.