The Penguins of Madagascar

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The Penguins of Madagascar
Premiere preview
November 28, 2008
March 28, 2009
Finale February 14, 2015
Creator Tom McGrath,
Eric Darnell,
Mireille Soria
Network/Provider Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute animated comedy
Company DreamWorks Animation,
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Seasons 3
Episodes 149 + 2 specials
Origin USA

The Penguins of Madagascar is an animated comedy that airs on Nickelodeon. It is a spinoff of the DreamWorks animated film series, Madagascar.

Some of the actors from the movies were not able to reprise their roles for the series. Animator Chris Miller was replaced by Jeff Bennett as the voice of Kowalski, Christopher Knights was replaced by James Patrick Stuart as Private, Sacha Baron Cohen was replaced by voice actor Danny Jacobs as King Julien, Kevin Michael Richardson replaced Cedric the Entertainer as the voice of Maurice, and actor Matt Nolan replaced Andy Richter as the voice of Mort (although Richter voices Mort in the series sometimes).

However, Tom McGrath, John DiMaggio, and Conrad Vernon all reprised their roles.

Some characters, like Marlene and Alice the zookeeper, were created especially for the series.

Also, Kowalski, Private, King Julien, Maurice, and Mort are all rumored to be voiced by their original voice actors sometimes.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Tom McGrath Skipper 1 2
Jeff Bennett Kowalski 1 2
John DiMaggio Rico 1 2
James Patrick Stuart Private 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Danny Jacobs King Julien 1 2
Kevin Michael Richardson Maurice 1 2
Matt Nolan Mort 1 2
Andy Richter   1 2
Nicole Sullivan Marlene 1 2
Conrad Vernon Mason 1 2
Mary Scheer Alice 1 2


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One November 28, 2008March 28, 2009 February 15, 2010 26
Season Two March 13, 2010 June 17, 2012 40 + 2
Season Three April 16, 2012 February 14, 2015 15


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
Operation: DVD Premiere February 9, 2010 1


Happy King Julien Day! August 10, 2010 1


New to the Zoo August 10, 2010 1


I Was a Penguin Zombie October 5, 2010 1


Individual Episodes
The Penguins of Madagascar
Only available with Madagascar 2
February 6, 2009 1


External Sites