DreamWorks Animation has released the first The Penguins of Madagascar trailer for the upcoming spinoff of the animated Madagascar franchise. Directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), the film finds the scene-stealing penguins leading a film of their own as they’re joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who leads a covert team of protective animals. Though the pic may seem like an easy way to extend the lucrative series, this trailer is actually quite funny. The pic appears to be a throwback to the action films of the 80s and 90s, and the titular penguins are a great source of physical comedy.
Hit the jump tow watch the first Penguins of Madagascar trailer. The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. The Penguins of Madagascar opens in theaters on November 26th.