Given the adulation for the titular penguins from Dreamworks’ Madagascar films, and the ubiquity of the animated spin-off film, it seems only right that Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private will soon be seen on the big screen in their own adventure.

Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights and John DiMaggio give the main quartet their voices, Benedict Cumberbatch lends his dulcet tones to a smooth-talking Wolf, the leader of the elite squad the Penguins are roped into helping. John Malkovich appears as an evil Octopus, Ken Jeong voices a seal (an expert in demolitions no less).

Oh, and Werner Herzog narrates the film. How can you say no?

We’ve got a new look at the character posters for the film, out in the UK on the 5th of December. Here we go…

Penguins of Madagascar KowalskiPoster

Penguins of Madagascar SkipperPoster

Penguins of Madagascar RicoPoster

Penguins of Madagascar PrivatePoster