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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Is A Wolf In Trailer For DreamWorks Animation's 'The Penguins Of Madagascar'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 11, 2014 12:29 PM
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The Penguins Of Madagascar
You can say many things of Benedict Cumberbatch, but that he lacks range is not one of them. In the last year or so, the British actor has played an insane, murderous superman in space, a Southern slave owner, Julian Assange, Alan Rickman (in an episode of "The Simpsons"), Meryl Streep's nephew, the world's greatest detective, and a big fuck-off dragon. And that's not about to change, it appears, as the actor's latest role is as an animated wolf.

Animation Voice Round-Up: Benedict Cumberbatch & John Malkovich To Voice 'Penguins of Madagascar' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • August 6, 2013 3:32 PM
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DreamWorks Animation is hard at work filling out the voice casts for two of its upcoming animated features with big name stars joining the ranks of both "B.O.O. (Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations)" and "Penguins of Madagascar." In two separate scoops, The Wrap reports that Matt Bomer and Rashida Jones will join Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy in 'B.O.O.' while John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch will become part of "Penguins of Madagascar," an offshoot of the bizarrely popular "Madagascar" franchise. DreamWorks Animation has always had a history of casting insanely popular, of-the-moment stars in its animated features, and these decisions seem to reinforce that.

DreamWorks Animation Reveals Ambitious 12-Movie Slate Including 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' & 'B.O.O.' With Seth Rogen

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 2:35 PM
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With 20th Century Fox recently picking up the distribution duties for DreamWorks Animation's films (following a profitable relationship with Paramount Pictures that ended somewhat sourly), it was all but a matter of time before the studio announced (via Hollywood Reporter) a fuller slate of movies for the partnership, but this is unprecedented – an ambitious, 12-movie schedule that includes three and sometimes four movies a year, including not one but two "How to Train Your Dragon" sequels and a new paranormal-themed movie starring Seth Rogen.

DreamWorks Animation Confirms 'Kung Fu Panda 3' & Development Of A 'Madagascar' Penguins Spin-Off

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 12, 2012 6:02 PM
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Considering the grosses after just two films ($1.3 billion), this shouldn't be a surprise. DreamWorks Animation is giving the go-ahead for a third "Kung Fu Panda" film which was likely a no-brainer as last year "Kung Fu Panda 2" more than confirmed audiences are in love with the franchise. Voiced by Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen and Lucy Liu, there's no word on who will direct the third installment, but so far there's been a different group of filmmakers for every film, with only producer Melissa Cobb and screenwriter Jonathan Aibel remaining as two of the major above-the-line creative forces.

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