Mc Grath, who is also the co-creator of the film characters, has said that the series takes place "not specifically before or after the movie, I just wanted them all back at the zoo.I think of it as taking place in a parallel universe." but the remaining episodes have yet to air.A feature film starring the penguins (albeit with different voice actors, aside from Tom Mc Grath as Skipper) and featuring other characters voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong and John Malkovich, among others, was released on November 26, 2014.
The series follows the adventures of four penguins: Skipper, Rico, Kowalski, and Private, who perform various paramilitary-like missions to protect their home in the Central Park Zoo.
The penguins often have to deal with problems caused, or made worse, by King Julien XIII (a ring-tailed lemur), Maurice (an aye-aye), and Mort (a mouse lemur).
The Penguins of Madagascar features the four penguin characters from the Madagascar franchise, as well as the two chimpanzees and the three lemurs.
Madagascar movie trailer - starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett-Smith, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon.