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Mar 30, 2011, 4:38 PM
If you never thought that penguins could get off the ground, DreamWorks Animation is out to prove otherwise.
Penguins take wing with "Madagascar" spin-off film
The penguins of DWA's Madagascar franchise are set to star in their own feature film, with Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons -- the writers of last fall's Megamind -- hired to handle the project.
Schoolcraft and Simons will write the script and develop the story. Currently, there is no director or co-directors, and no release date has been set.
Paramilitary penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico will be featured in the movie. They were -- and are -- supporting characters in the Madagascar films (Madagascar 3 is set for release in 2012).
The penguins were spotlighted in the animated short The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, one of the extras in the first movie when it was released to Blu-ray.
As well, the CGI-animated TV series The Penguins Of Madagascar aired on Nickelodeon. It finished 2010 as the second most-watched animated show (behind SpongeBob SquarePants) among the 2-11 crowd. The series is currently in its second season.
[Via The Hollywood Reporter -- http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...guins-spinoff-172353]
(This post was edited by Dave Koch on Mar 31, 2011, 6:59 AM)