The Penguins of Madagascar

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  • TV-Y7
  • 2008
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.5  (22,012)

The Penguins of Madagascar is an animated television show that aired on Nickelodeon from 2008 to 2015. The show follows a group of four penguins - Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private - who live in the Central Park Zoo but also go on various missions to save the world from villains and threats. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters and engage in wacky antics that result in hilarious and action-packed episodes.

The show features an all-star voice cast, including Jeff Bennett as Kowalski, James Patrick Stuart as Private, John DiMaggio as Rico, Kevin Michael Richardson as Maurice, Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Tom McGrath as Skipper, Tara Strong as Becky, Mary Scheer as Alice, Andy Richter as Mort, Nicole Sullivan as Marlene, Conrad Vernon as Mason, Diedrich Bader as Joey, and Richard Kind as Roger.

Each episode of The Penguins of Madagascar is composed of several mini-stories that each stand on their own but also contribute to the overall narrative arc of the show. The plots are often absurd and imaginative, featuring the penguins using their own unique skills and gadgets to tackle challenges that range from saving the world from mad scientists to protecting their home from an alien invasion.

One of the central themes of the show is the bond between the four penguins, who are not just teammates but also best friends. Their dynamic is one of the main drivers of the show's humor and heart, with the penguins' strong personalities and distinct quirks playing off each other in hilarious ways. Skipper is the gruff but loving leader, Kowalski is the intellectual and strategist, Rico is the unpredictable wildcard, and Private is the earnest and innocent newbie.

Throughout the series, The Penguins of Madagascar also explores the larger world beyond the zoo, introducing a range of recurring characters like the narcissistic lemur King Julien, the sarcastic otter Marlene, and the bumbling security guard Officer X. The show is not just a comedy but also an adventure, with the penguins traversing the globe to stop various villains and complete their missions. As they do so, they often encounter unexpected challenges and obstacles that test their friendship and teamwork.

Overall, The Penguins of Madagascar is a delightful and entertaining animated series that appeals to both children and adults. With its sharp writing, lovable characters, and inventive storylines, the show has become a cult favorite and a memorable entry in the Nickelodeon canon. Whether you're looking for silly humor, exciting action, or heartwarming friendships, The Penguins of Madagascar offers it all in spades.

The Penguins of Madagascar is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (175 episodes). The series first aired on November 28, 2008.

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Marble Jar Head / Good Night and Good Chuck
6. Marble Jar Head / Good Night and Good Chuck
November 10, 2012
How in the world is Rico supposed to behave well when King Julien has kidnapped his doll, Miss Perky, with the intention of marrying her?
Best Laid Plaintains / P.E.L.T.
5. Best Laid Plaintains / P.E.L.T.
November 3, 2012
It's a special day when Bada and Bing get a shipment of delicious plantains to eat. Although they jealously guard the African bananas, King Julien's determined to taste them too.
Nighty Night Ninja/Seige the Day
3. Nighty Night Ninja/Seige the Day
May 27, 2012
Watching too many ninja movies has brainwashed Leonard the koala. During the day, as he sleeps, he terrorizes everyone by sleepfighting. Private is left to babysit four adorable ducklings as the rest of the gang tries to crash a monster truck rally.
2. Snowmageddon
December 24, 2013
Fred stumbles onto an oak tree which is loaded with acorns.The Red Squirrel captures the twosome in order to squeeze the acorns out of them. A special delivery has come from Madagascar. A baby Fossa!
Operation - Swap-panzee
1. Operation - Swap-panzee
December 24, 2013
Skipper agrees gives a day off from training to the first penguin brings him a kipper. The penguins are determined to make opening day a blockbuster movie! The penguins need his powers to knock Alice out.
Where to Watch The Penguins of Madagascar
The Penguins of Madagascar is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Penguins of Madagascar on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 28, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (22,012)