Penguins of Madagascar” is the first spinoff from the “Madagascar” franchise to visit theaters this week.
“The Penguins of Madagascar” is a Nickelodeon cartoon about a group of tuxedoed fan favorites who go on an undercover assignment like the one seen on the Nickelodeon show “The Penguins of Madagascar.”
It’s a no-brainer to separate the penguins. Aside from being beautiful and cuddly, penguins are also extremely fashionable.
So, that must be why they’re so commonly featured in films. Listed here are 11 of the best penguins on cinema.
1. ‘The Three Caballeros’
The beloved short film Pablo, about a cold-blooded penguin who just can’t get warm, is included in the 1945 classic, a segmented Disney picture. Sterling Holloway’s lovely trek to a warmer climate was narrated by the adorable Sterling Holloway.
2. ‘Batman Returns’
Danny DeVito’s portrayal of Batman adversary the Penguin in this 1992 sequel was memorable.
3. ‘The Pebble and the Penguin’
A passionate penguin named Hubie stars in Don Bluth’s 1995 animated picture, which has since been virtually forgotten. Tim Curry provides the voice of a terrifyingly muscular penguin villain, but don’t worry, this isn’t based on reality.
4. ‘Billy Madison’
In Adam Sandler’s comedy from 1995, Sandler had a bizarre dream in which he sees a huge penguin. Gigantic penguins should be a regular feature.
5. ‘50 First Dates’
Adam Sandler’s 2004 romantic comedy about a maritime park vet (Sandler) and a girl (Drew Barrymore) who has no recollection of the previous day is stolen by a penguin named Willy. This year’s MTV Movie Awards snubbed Willy for the best kiss.
6. ‘March of the Penguins’
This documentary about emperor penguins in Antarctica made 2005 the best year to be a penguin. As well as being a surprising box financial hit, the picture was also a finalist for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
7. ‘Farce of the Penguins’
March’s 2007 direct-to-video parody isn’t quite as popular as the original. With Samuel L. Jackson’s voice and no one seeing it, it uses crass comedy that a respectable penguin would never use.
8. ‘Happy Feet’
The narrative of a penguin who is compelled to dance, especially tap, has a universal appeal. The hugely successful “Happy Feet” picture from 2006 produced a sequel, but it’s best to keep the details of that one under wraps.
9. ‘Surf’s Up’
“Surf’s Up,” which came out in 2007 just seven months after “Happy Feet,” failed to match the success of the former. Nonetheless, the novel twist of a rock-hopping penguin who dreams of becoming a surfer was well received.
10. ‘Good Luck Chuck’
In this 2007 romantic comedy, Dane Cook plays a good luck charm that helps ladies find their true love through sex. It’s only a matter of time before he meets the love of his life, Jessica Alba, a penguin keeper at an aquarium. For their relationship, penguin analogies abound — the greatest metaphors.
11. ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’
A 1938 children’s favorite, The Lorax, was ruined in 2011 when Jim Carrey decided to trash it. Despite this, the penguins are adorably adorable.