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Now available: Madagascar

2005 has been a huge year for penguins; they've been everywhere. The documentary March of the Penguins was a surprise breakout hit in the theaters. They were constantly in the news, being used by various groups to promote everything from family values to intelligent design. Further media hype ensued when Silo and Roy, the famous gay penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo, broke up. Even the Pittsburgh Penguins made it into the press by drafting Sidney Crosby, touted as the next Wayne Gretzky. And anyone who saw "Madagascar" (Filmfodder review), available today on DVD, talks about one thing: the Penguins. Here are all the details, and surprise, the penguins play a prominent role.
Madagascar Bonus features:

  • Filmmakers' commentaries
  • Penguin Commentary -that is correct; the Penguins have commentary on the film.
  • The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper -the 11-minute short that aired in theaters with Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • "I Like to Move It, Move It" -Music video starring just about every character in the movie
  • Behind-the-Crates -just a guess: this is a behind-the-scenes featurette.
  • Mad Mishaps -maybe some phony bloopers?
  • The Tech of Madagascar
  • Enchanted Island
  • Meet the Cast of Madagascar
  • Photo Galleries
  • Interactive Trivia Game
  • Learn to Draw -a step by step feature to show you how to draw several of the characters
  • Matching Lemurs -a matching game
  • Madagascar Symphony -a musical game
  • Marty's Birthday Wish -another game
  • Foosa Whack -think Whac-A-Mole with Foosas
  • DVD-Rom with printables and weblinks

Animated News has several screenshots of the bonus features.
Having the Penguins do commentary on the film has got to be a first for DVDs. That feature could go either way: either it will be hysterical, or get old really fast. Regardless, people please, enough about penguins! Try to remember that penguins are just flightless birds. Sinister, mischievous birds.
--Matt Callahan

Posted by on November 15, 2005 7:33 PM
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how do you pronounce this movie's name?


-- Posted by: Wayne Joon at November 16, 2005 8:02 PM

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