The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper full movie review - I'd spend Christmas with them anytime!
The Madagascar penguins are very funny and this short goes to prove just how hilarious they can be. Packed with great gags and hilarious one lines, this short is fast, furious, fun and packed with entertainment.
A cheeky, witty script, great voices for the Penguins and lots of fun little trivia pieces to look out for, this short kept me laughing. Easy to sit back to and relax with and very enjoyable with a bag of popcorn. Many great scenes include the funny battle scenes against the dog in the apartment. The characters are fun and lovable, especially Private, who was sweet and caring about poor Ted (the lonely polar bear), and Rico, the funny loony who pulls stick of dynamite from his stomach and is content with trying to blow things up. The plot is fun and fast paced and revolves around Private, who wants to find a nice present for Ted. He ventures out into the human city and stumbles upon a vendors stall with gifts. He is then mistaken for merchandise by an elderly lady and is purchased and taken back to her home. Meanwhile the other penguins (Rico, Skipper and Kowalski) realise Private is missing, and run off into the city just in time to spot the elderly lady climb into a taxi and take Private back to her apartment. The penguins follow her back to her apartment and the hilarious antics follow, as they try and rescue their friend from the evil clutches of the elderly lady's psycho dog, Mr. Chew. The short, directed by Gary Trousdale, maker of such masterpieces like Beauty and the Beast, includes plenty of visual gags which made me laugh, like... - The TV Fireplace. - Rico playing the Knife Game at the table - Private's face on a 'missing' sign on the milk carton - Skipper slapping the skittle, mistaking it for Private - The Penguin's ride on the sliding dustbin lid - The Penguin's crafty snowman outfit - The idea of using Rico for a "gun", by spitting out the candies as 'bullets' - Rico's obsession with dynamite - Rico dangling the anvil over the lady.... the list goes on and on. I recommend this short wholeheartedly and hope you all enjoy it as much as I have and will continue to. Ten stars and two thumbs up.