'Penguins' to chill on Nickelodeon


Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation SKG have teamed up for a new 26-episode, CG animated comedy series tentatively titled "The Penguins of Madagascar," based on the penguin brothers in DreamWorks Animation's feature film "Madagascar" and upcoming sequel, "Madagascar, the Crate Escape."

The series, which tells the story of a group of penguins who believes it leads an elite strike force from its Central Park Zoo headquarters, will be produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank and is scheduled to premiere in early 2009.

"Penguins" will be executive produced by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley and feature the voices of Tom McGrath, Jeff Bennett, James Patrick Stuart, John DiMaggio and Danny Jacobs.