The first full-length Penguins of Madagascar trailer has been released, offering a decent look at what appears to be a fun spinoff from DreamWorks animation. Those hilarious penguins from the Madagascar movies are back in their own outing here, joining forces with a wolf named Agent Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, to take down an evil octopus named Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich. It’s an amusing and energetic trailer, providing us with confidence in what should be quite an enjoyable film.
Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare also provide their voice talents.
Official synopsis for Penguins of Madagascar:
Super spy teams aren’t born… they’re hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from destroying the world as we know it.
ETA: USA – 26 November, 2014. UK – 5 December, 2014.