Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom McGrath Talk THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, Favorite Animated Movies, and More

     November 25, 2014

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Opening tomorrow is Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith‘s The Penguins of Madagascar.  DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming spinoff features the espionage-minded birds as they go off on a mission to bring down the nefarious octopus Dave (John Malkovich) even though they end up getting in the way of the professional spy organization the North Wind, which is led by the wolf “Classified” (Benedict Cumberbatch).  The movie also features the voices of Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare.  For more on the film, check out the trailer.

To help promote the film, I recently got to talk with Benedict Cumberbatch (he plays Agent Classified) and Tom McGrath (he voices Skipper).  They talked about the relationship between Agent Classified and the Penguins, script changes during production, how recording their dialogue separately can be an advantage, and their favorite animated movies.  Hit the jump for what they had to say.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom McGrath:

  • Do they have any favorite animated movies?
  • They talk about the relationship between Agent Classified and the Penguins.
  • How they don’t record their voices at the same time and how that can be an advantage.
  • How did the script change during production?

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