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deano
Super Reviewer
May 13, 2010
The best characters from Madagascar return in this funny short animation film.
There are so many sight gags and jokes in this 11-minute animated short it would make your head swim. The artwork is fantastic and the humor is equally fabulous. It's all a story about four penguins ready to celebrate Christmas when one of them goes out to cheer up a lonely polar bear. The others, with the Black Hawk Down credo of never leaving anyone behind, go after him and rescue the little guy from a brutal old woman and her vicious poodle.
The story really is secondary to all the clever gags and visuals, too many to mention in here.
February 15, 2015
This short is tons of fun! The animation is fast and funny, and the story is well-paced with some good old-fashioned physical humor. I highly recommend it, whether you're a PENGUINS fan or not!
November 29, 2013
It was a very funny and very entertaining DreamWorks animated short. It had great animation, lots of laughs, very great visuals, really great music, great characters, great adventure and a very fun story. It's one of the best animated shorts of 2005. I've seen this short movie before "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and after "Madagascar." I highly recommend this short movie to both kids and adults.
December 4, 2012
Of all the Dreamworks shorts The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper has to be on of the best. Though no big name voice talents are involved the witty writing is all that is really needed. Some of the jokes are laugh out loud hilarious and some of the situations induce mild chuckling. For a Christmas short you can't do much better.
December 18, 2015
151218: The penguins are such a badass family in this Christmas Caper. Rico is awesome. "It's got to have a squeaker." Ah, fart jokes never lose their charm.
February 15, 2015
This short is tons of fun! The animation is fast and funny, and the story is well-paced with some good old-fashioned physical humor. I highly recommend it, whether you're a PENGUINS fan or not!
½ December 24, 2013
The Madagascar Penguins at their funniest!
November 29, 2013
It was a very funny and very entertaining DreamWorks animated short. It had great animation, lots of laughs, very great visuals, really great music, great characters, great adventure and a very fun story. It's one of the best animated shorts of 2005. I've seen this short movie before "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and after "Madagascar." I highly recommend this short movie to both kids and adults.
½ July 6, 2011
A fun little caper short from the breakout characters of Madagascar, the Penguins. Pretty much a fun little seasonal message promoting family and friends should be together at Xmas with a lot of the manic slapstick humour that we have come to expect, when Private goes on a solo mission to acquire a present for the zoo's Polar Bear who appears not to have anyone to celebrate the holidays with as everyone else in the zoo is caught up with the festive spirit, and as soon as he hits the streets of Manhattan, chaos ensues. The penguins, like the Ice Age squirel and characters of that ilk, defintely suite the short format and will be interesting to see in a few years when they hit the feature length film if there are able to hold there own. But for here, fun if not timeless.
½ April 28, 2013
Funny, but isn't the same with Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria having a minimal role.
December 14, 2011
It was an ok short film but I expected better, I don't want this film on DVD, I didn't really like this film, it starred Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and John DiMaggio, it was a Dreamworks film, it was ok short film
½ December 26, 2012
Enjoyable Chirstmas short from the Madagascar franchise.
December 4, 2012
Of all the Dreamworks shorts The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper has to be on of the best. Though no big name voice talents are involved the witty writing is all that is really needed. Some of the jokes are laugh out loud hilarious and some of the situations induce mild chuckling. For a Christmas short you can't do much better.
April 6, 2010
really like this small movie based on those little penguins, just amazing
½ December 9, 2009
huh ? there's more ?
November 1, 2011
cele mai tari personaje din madagascar impreuna cu regele lemurilor
ray
½ July 18, 2011
I watch it every Christmas - Rico, Private, Skipper and (my favourite) Kowalski. The four penguins of the Madagascar movies who rightly got there own TV series as they are arguably the funniest characters in the films (Penguins are superb film characters at least in Surf's Up and Madagascar).

Amusingly, this short is funnier than both of the features combined (which is a great accomplishment because they aren't shabby either).

- Kaboom?
- Yeah, Rico, Kaboom...
June 4, 2011
This was hilarious. And is the polar bear Patrick Star's voice? B+
January 1, 2011
The best characters from Madagascar return in this funny short animation film.
There are so many sight gags and jokes in this 11-minute animated short it would make your head swim. The artwork is fantastic and the humor is equally fabulous. It's all a story about four penguins ready to celebrate Christmas when one of them goes out to cheer up a lonely polar bear. The others, with the Black Hawk Down credo of never leaving anyone behind, go after him and rescue the little guy from a brutal old woman and her vicious poodle.
The story really is secondary to all the clever gags and visuals, too many to mention in here.
deano
Super Reviewer
May 13, 2010
The best characters from Madagascar return in this funny short animation film.
There are so many sight gags and jokes in this 11-minute animated short it would make your head swim. The artwork is fantastic and the humor is equally fabulous. It's all a story about four penguins ready to celebrate Christmas when one of them goes out to cheer up a lonely polar bear. The others, with the Black Hawk Down credo of never leaving anyone behind, go after him and rescue the little guy from a brutal old woman and her vicious poodle.
The story really is secondary to all the clever gags and visuals, too many to mention in here.
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