Rejoice Penguin lovers!
Move over Happy Feet penguins — Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico are the new waddling stars of the big screen.
The Madagascar Penguins are set to star in their very own DreamWorks feature film.
The four paramilitary avians from Antarctica are secondary but scene-stealing characters in the Madagascar movies (the third of which is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012).
In a sign of the foursome's fanning fashionability, when the first movie hit Blu-ray, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, an animated short featuring the penguins,was one of the extras.
The characters were also spun off in a CGI-animated TV show titled The Penguins of Madagascar that aired on Nickelodeon; it finished 2010 as the second most-watched animated show behind SpongeBob SquarePants amongst ages 2-11.
We can't wait to see it — but we're gonna have to (they just started writing it).