‘Penguins of Madagascar’ has plenty for kids and parents (Our grade: B+)

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From left, Kowalski, voiced by Chris Miller; Skipper, voiced by Tom McGrath; Rico, voiced by Conrad Vernon; and Private, voiced by Christpher Knights in a scene from "The Penguins of Madagascar." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)
From left, Kowalski, voiced by Chris Miller; Skipper, voiced by Tom McGrath; Rico, voiced by Conrad Vernon; and Private, voiced by Christpher Knights in a scene from "The Penguins of Madagascar." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

From left, Kowalski, voiced by Chris Miller; Skipper, voiced by Tom McGrath; Rico, voiced by Conrad Vernon; and Private, voiced by Christopher Knights in a scene from “The Penguins of Madagascar.” (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

By Roger Moore | McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Blame it on lowered expectations for the umpteenth cartoon starring those commando penguins from “Madagascar,” over-exposed little darlings who stole all those movies and went on to star in their own spinoff TV series. Or lay it at the feet of the DreamWorks Animation trademark style — slapstick for the kids, and a boatload of wisecracks aimed at the parents who also sit through these farces aimed at the younger-than-8 crowd. But “Penguins of Madagascar” is as cute and cuddly as ever, and often downright hilarious.

» Read the full review on MyStatesman.com | Showtimes for ‘Penguins of Madagascar’


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