Penguins of Madagascar (2014) is an animated fantasy co-written and co-directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith about the heroic adventures of four penguins – Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights) – as they battle Dave (John Malkovich), an enraged octopus.
Be courageous when others need help.
Private: “Wait! Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, all those penguins – they’re this way!”
Classified [Benedict Cumberbatch]: “And so is a massive army of octopi. And as soon as we return to the North Wind headquarters, grab fresh equipment, and work up a smashing new plan, we’ll come speeding back and take down Dave.”
Private: “But the penguins are in danger! We have to go now!”
Classified: “Again, huge army of octopi.”
Private: “So, because you failed once, you’re just running away?”
Classified: “We did not fail. And we are not running away. We’re just very sensibly regrouping.”
Private: “Skipper wouldn’t care. Plan or no, fancy equipment or no – he’d never leave a man behind.”
Classified: “Well, I suppose we can’t all be penguins, can we?”
Private: “No. But maybe you should be.”