Not only are Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) coming back in a third Madagascar movie, but the Penguins of Madagascar are soon to become big-screen headliners thanks to a fast-track project at DreamWorks Animation.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Megamind scribes Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons are busy crafting the Madagascar Penguins movie featuring Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico on new adventures.
Simon Smith, who co-directed the DreamWorks Animation release Bee Movie, starring Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger, as well as the DVD extras Far Far Away Idol and Megamind: The Button of Doom, is set to direct with Lara Breay producing.
No word yet on casting, although one expects DreamWorks to pass over the voice cast of the popular Nickelodeon Penguins of Madagascar series and cast celebrity voices.
Still, can you imagine anyone other than Tom McGrath as the voice of Skipper?