DreamWorks Animation revealed some new information and a first look at its upcoming animated spy adventure The Penguins of Madagascar. Two weeks ago DreamWorks swapped the release dates of Home and The Penguins of Madagscar, so instead of a March 2015 release, the movie is now releasing in November of this year. Except some voice cast hadn’t been announced until now.
Of course, all our favorite penguins are returning but DreamWorks also announced an all new cast of characters to join the fun in this film. Let’s start with Classified, a secret agent who happens to be a wolf voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Classified’s group includes the seal Short Fuse (Ken Jeong), an explosives expert. Next up is a snow owl Eva (Annet Mahendru of The Americans), an intelligence analyst with a Russian accent who’s the object of Kowalski’s affections. And lastly, a hulking Norwegian bear Corporal (Peter Stormare), who constantly wants to embrace his four new bird friends.
A few new details on the plot were also announced. Executive producer and voice of Skipper, Tom McGrath reveales that the Villain in the movie, Octavius (John Malkovich) is always annoyed by his henchmen, but even the smartest guy in the room can’t undo the mute button on the remote to his video equipment.There’s a humanity underneath this guy who’s trying to be bad.”
He also reveales that the opening of the movie finds the penguins trying to break into Fort Knox to steal the last remaining vending machine containing Private’s favorite snack food, 1960s-era Cheesy Dibbles, for his birthday.
DreamWorks’ The Penguins of Madagascar is set to release November 26, 2014
Via USA Today