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The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series airing on Nickelodeon. It stars nine characters from the DreamWorks Animation animated film Madagascar: The penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico; the lemurs King Julien, Maurice, and Mort; and Mason and Phil the chimpanzees. Characters new to the series include Marlene the otter and a zookeeper named Alice. It is the first Nicktoon produced with DreamWorks Animation.

A pilot episode, "Gone in a Flash", aired as part of "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" on November 29, 2008, and The Penguins of Madagascar became a regular series on March 28, 2009. The series premiere drew 6.1 million viewers, setting a new record as the most-watched premiere.

Although the series occasionally alludes to the rest of the franchise, The Penguins of Madagascar does not take place at a precise time within it. McGrath, who is also the co-creator of the film characters, has said that the series takes place "not specifically before or after the movie, I just wanted them all back at the zoo. I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe."

  1. Eric Darnell


  2. Tom McGrath


Series Cast

  1. Chris Miller

    Chris Miller

    Kowalski (voice)

    149 Episodes

  2. John DiMaggio

    John DiMaggio

    Rico (voice)

    149 Episodes

  3. Tom McGrath

    Tom McGrath

    Skipper (voice)

    149 Episodes

  4. Nicole Sullivan

    Nicole Sullivan

    Marlene (voice)

    149 Episodes

  5. Andy Richter

    Andy Richter

    King Julien XIII (voice)

    149 Episodes

  6. Danny Jacobs

    Danny Jacobs

    King Julien XIII (voice)

    149 Episodes

  7. Christopher Knights

    Christopher Knights

    Private, the rookie of the penguins (voice)

    149 Episodes

  8. Wayne Knight

    Wayne Knight


    1 Episode

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The Penguins of Madagascar

Season 3

2012 | 33 Episodes

Season 3 of The Penguins of Madagascar premiered on April 16, 2012.

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The Penguins of Madagascar
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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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