DreamWorks Animation’s second release of 2014 — following How to Train Your Dragon 2 — may not be a sequel but it is a spinoff. The Penguins of Madagascar is based on characters from the studio’s popular Madagascar film and television series. Though the flightless birds in question — Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private — have appeared in all the Madagascar movies, and starred in their own Christmas short, The Penguins of Madagascar is their first feature film.

DreamWorks has already released one trailer for the upcoming film and brought the penguins, along with some other voice talent from the movie, to San Diego Comic Con this year. Now, Dreamworks has debuted another trailer for the family-friendly film (which will hit theaters just in time for the holiday season).

Apple released the second trailer (above) for The Penguins of Madagascar, which features more of the plot of the film and focuses on the main quartet of secret agents. The upcoming movie will show fans how the penguins grew up to be the characters audiences know and love. For the film, the four heroes will need to join forces with the North Wind — a group of non-penguin, arctic animals — in order to prevent Dr. Octavius Brine/Dave (John Malkovich) from taking over the world.

Tom McGrath, John DiMaggio, Chris Miller, and Christopher Knights return to voice the penguins — Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private respectively. The film also stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Agent Classified, Ken Jeong (Community) as Short Fuse, Annet Mahendru (The Americans) as Eva, and Peter Stormare (The Blacklist) as Corporal.

A poster for The Penguins of Madagascar was also released that teases the “untold story” of the four secret agents.


While the first trailer for The Penguins of Madagascar allowed an entire gag to play out, the second trailer offers more of a sizzle reel from the upcoming movie. It previews more of the penguins’ backstory, in addition to members of the North Wind in action (as well as Dr. Octavius Brine a.k.a. Dave’s evil plan and technological ineptitude).

The Penguins of Madagascar may be aimed at families, but it seems to strike the right balance between silliness and smart jokes that will entertain younger and older viewers — as well as anyone in between.

The Penguins of Madagascar hits theaters November 26th, 2014.

Source: Apple Trailers