A running gag in the episode is that Skipper's friends are confused and convinced he's crazy when they see him talk to Alex, since only Skipper can see him.
In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, it opens on Alex's birthday and after a present from his friends of a mud New York he is determined to get the penguins from Monte Carlo. Sony VAIO VPCF119FC/BI Battery
Alex creates four phases and after a fight with his friends they are exposed and are pursued by Captain Chantel DuBois.
After cutting the DuBois' snare they fly back to New York until they crash in a trainyard. Alex is determined to get back home and tries to fix the plane but fails. Sony VAIO VPCF119FJ/BI Battery
Then he persuades Gia to let them on the train. After being let on the train Alex and the gang realized that this was a ticket home.
After a failing performance in Rome he gives a pep talk and has the circus spiced up to get the circus promoter for a tour in America. Stefano told Alex why Vitaly was grouchy. Sony VAIO VPCF11AFJ Battery
The London performance was better and they go to America. DuBois came to "take home" Alex but gets shot out of a cannon Alex tells them why they had to join the circus.
Alex gives another pep talk to his friends and Julien that they were wrong and they decide to go back until DuBois comes. Sony VAIO VPCF11AGJ Battery
Awaken Alex realizes they are back in the zoo with iron cage links between them. Luckily the circus came and rescued him. But DuBois is still determined to get Alex's head and is taking Stefano. But Alex saves the day by saving Stefano and defeating DuBois.Sony VAIO VPCF11AHJ Battery
Marty is a zebra who used to live at the Central Park Zoo, a good friend of Alex, and the deuteragonist of the films. Marty is voiced by Chris Rock in the film series and by Phil LaMarr in the games. He once had an iPod before Alex accidentally broke it. Marty likes seaweed on a stick. Sony VAIO VPCF11JFX/B Battery
Marty is a hopeless optimist; he usually sees the brighter side of many things, taking every situation in stride. He strives to be unique, which proves difficult when he meets his own kind in Africa, who look and act almost exactly the same. Marty is best friends with Alex and the two are rarely at odds. Sony VAIO VPCF11M1E Battery
His carefree lifestyle tends to get on the nerves of his friends, but mostly serves to impress them; he is the one who helps hold the group together when things seem to get down.
In the beginning, Marty lived a life of comfort in the zoo, but comfort led to boredom. Sony VAIO VPCF11M1E/H Battery
Marty soon saw that his tenth birthday had come and gone, meaning that his life was already half over. Marty decided, then, that he must travel to the wild, for at least a short time, never having seen the wild.At one point in the movie, Alex says he's black with white stripes, as he has 30 black, and only 29 white, Sony VAIO VPCF11MFX/B Battery
but this was partly because Alex had to give an explanation as to why he was licking Marty, as he thought he was the steak in his dream.
The film begins on Marty’s 10th birthday (middle-aged for a zebra). His friends try to give him a great birthday, but somehow, Marty wants more. Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E Battery
He escapes theCentral Park Zoo, where he had lived for the past ten years, and makes a dash for the wild. His friends, Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus, flag him down, but as they are about to take him back to the zoo, police officers and animal control officers appear in all directions, Sony VAIO VPCF11S1E/B Battery
tranquilize the animals, and send them on a ship to a wildlife preserve in Kenya. However, the penguins take over the ship and the four friends are washed up on the shores of Madagascar.Once on the island, the animals begin to panic, except for Marty, who has had his dream fulfilled. Sony VAIO VPCF11Z1E Battery
Marty sets up a "bar" on the island, known as Casa del Wild(in English Home of the Wild). Alex is mad at Marty for getting them shipped to the wild, but he later apologizes to Marty and actually begins to enjoy himself on the island. Unfortunately, his enjoyment brings on his killer instincts, causing him to attack the resident lemurs and his friends, including Marty. Sony VAIO VPCF11Z1E/BI Battery
Alex does not "go savage" for long, and is later able to rejoin his friends as they head back to the zoo.
Marty, along with his friends, has only a few small cameos in The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper. Sony VAIO VPCF11ZHJ Battery
He, Alex, and Gloria are seen at the beginning decorating Melman's neck with Christmas lights. At the end, he, his friends, and almost all the other zoo animals are seen singing their own version of "Jingle Bells".In "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," Marty (along with Alex, Melman, Gloria, the lemurs, and the penguins) finds himself stranded in Africa after a failed attempt at flying to New York. Sony VAIO VPCF127HGBI Battery
There, he joins a herd of zebra that all look and sound exactly like him. While he enjoys this new lifestyle at first, he quickly becomes depressed when it becomes evident he has no individuality in a herd. Marty also becomes upset when Alex is unable to tell him apart from the other zebras. Sony VAIO VPCF137HG/BI Battery
Ultimately, Alex is able to make amends by picking Marty out of the herd (later revealed to be due to the bite mark left on his backside from the previous film, and the fact that he is black with white stripes, while the other zebras are all white with black stripes.) Marty accompanies his friend to unblock a dam set by stranded New Yorkers in the jungle (which causes the watering hole to dry up). Sony VAIO VPCS111FM/S Battery
When Alex is caught, Marty gets the other animals to help rescue him.
Melman Menkowitz is a male giraffe, who is the primary tritagonist of the DreamWorks Animation film, Madagascar. He is somewhat of a hypochondriac, having doses of medicine for meals and doctor's appointments frequently. Sony VAIO VPCS115EC Battery
He even complains about having brown spots on his neck (the spots, in real life, are natural). He is voiced by David Schwimmer.He is skittish most of the time, but often has moments of profound clarity. His experience being medicated has given him insight regarding how to treat injured animals who might otherwise dig a hole and die in it. Sony VAIO VPCS115FG Battery
His love for Gloria is deep, and is always a gentleman to her; to Marty and Alex, he's just another one of the "awkward" guys.
Melman had a residence at the Central Park Zoo, where he received constant medical treatment for problems that were all psychosomatic. Sony VAIO VPCS117GG Battery
He would undergo MRIs, CAT scans, injections, flu shots, and be put into braces and crutches for no particular purpose at all. In the Central Park Zoo, Melman was used to his cushy life taking pills and undergoing treatments. One night, however, Marty the Zebra escaped and Melman immediately informed Alex of this. Sony VAIO VPCS117GGB Battery
In a flashback in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, there is a hint that he had a crush on Gloria as a child (as he seems uncomfortable when she comments that Alex is cute). When the animals nearly die trying to fly back to New York in a salvaged air plane, he screams he is in love with Gloria; however, she is asleep and does not hear this. Sony VAIO VGN-SR93YS Battery
In Africa, Melman is horrified to learn that once a giraffe becomes sick, it has no way to survive and therefore must simply wait in a hole to die. He takes the position of Witch Doctor to cure sick animals, introducing them to Western medicine and giving them longer and better lives. Sony VAIO VGN-SR94FS Battery
While he proves to be very good at this job, he is informed by another giraffe that Melman has a brown spot on his shoulder, one which the previous Witch Doctor seemed to have gotten and "was gone" two days later. Thinking he only has two days to live, Melman initially waits in a hole, but then takes King Julien's advice and goes to declare his love to Gloria. Sony VAIO VGN-SR94GS Battery
He finds her on a date and simply tells her date what a wonderful girl Gloria is and to treat her right. When the watering hole dries up and King Julien decides to sacrifice an animal for the water gods, Melman offers himself. He is saved at the last moment, when Gloria tells him that she loves him back, and the two become a couple; Sony VAIO VGN-SR94HS Battery
it becomes apparent the "brown spot" was not fatal (the previous Witch Doctor is found alive and well, the brown spot in fact being a natural giraffe spot), However there is not a scene where Melman is told of this. It is assumed that he figured it out when his "time" came and went and he was fine. Sony VAIO VGN-SR94VS Battery
He was last seen dancing off into the sunset with Gloria, Alex and Marty.
Gloria is a hippopotamus and secondary tritagonist who resided in the Central Park Zoo as an attraction, all the while being good friends with Alex and Marty, and Melman's girlfriend (as of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa). Sony VAIO VPC CW2MFX/PU Battery
She acts as the older sister to the gang, often putting her foot down when the boys start to lose control. Gloria is voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith.
As a hippopotamus, Gloria is another animal in the Central Park Zoo and was one of the many attractions, drawing crowds that enjoyed seeing her swim about in her water tank. Sony VAIO VPC S11V9E/B Battery
She would also receive the star treatment as one of the zoo's main attractions and attend Marty’s birthday party. At this party, Marty announced his wish upon blowing out the candles on his cake: to go to the wild. Gloria, Alex and Melman tried to have Marty come to his senses by telling him life out in the wilds was savage and difficult, Sony VAIO VPCB119GJ/B Battery
whereas life in the zoos was adequate. Marty was unhappy at hearing this, and Gloria told Alex to go to console Marty. Later that night, however, Marty acted out his wish and headed straight for the Terminal Station so as to take a train and go to Connecticut, where Marty heard wide open spaces were found. Sony VAIO VPCB11AGJ Battery
Gloria urged both Alex and Melman to come with her to find Marty and bring him back before any people would notice. They were found, regardless, along with Mason and Phil, the two chimps, and a troupe of secretive penguins, all ending up tranquilized with darts. Sony VAIO VPCB11AVJ Battery
When they all came to, they found themselves in crates bound for Africa. When the penguins hijack the ship, the crates fall into the ocean and wash up on the island of Madagascar. After some confusion, they start to set up their own society and attract the attention of a lemur colony. Sony VAIO VPCB11V9E Battery
In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Gloria expresses a desire to join in the zoo breeding program, in the hopes of finding a boyfriend. When the animals crash land in Africa, she attracts the attention of a hippo named Moto Moto. Though she thinks he is the ideal boyfriend at first, Sony VAIO VPCB11X9E Battery
she realizes that he only loves her for her large, "plumpy" body, whereas Melman loves her for who she is. Realizing that she loves Melman back, she convinces him not to sacrifice himself into the volcano and Gloria grabs him by the horn and says, Sony VAIO VPCCW18FJ/P Battery
"It's crazy to think that I had to go half way around the world to find the perfect guy was right next door..." and then joins the other animals in rescuing Alex from Nana.
Gloria returns in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. With Melman, the couple find their way as they contribute to the circus' success with a spectacular trapeze act. Sony VAIO VPCCW18FJ/R Battery
King Julien XIII is a conceited, fun-loving ring-tailed lemur.
In the movies, he is voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen, who speaks in an Indian accent and has improvised many of Julien's lines throughout the movies, many of which had to be reduced or completely cut off due to time issues. Sony VAIO VPCCW18FJ/W Battery
In The Penguins of Madagascar and Merry Madagascar, he is voiced by Danny Jacobs. Inthe video game of the first film, he is voiced by Keith Ferguson.
As a self-proclaimed lord of the lemurs, Julien ruled over a great colony of lemurs in Madagascar using mostly his charisma and delegating; Sony VAIO VPCCW19FJ/W Battery
i.e. telling other people what they should do, since he certainly had very little ability to lead. Nevertheless, he shows more intelligence and calmness compared to the other lemurs (aside from Maurice), which is shown when the very word "Fossa" drives all of them, except himself and Maurice, into a state of panic. Sony VAIO VPCCW1AFJ Battery
Julien had parties for his people on Madagascar with much frequency, the likes of which were interrupted constantly by the fossa, which trespassed onto the lemur territory, devouring all that they could catch.The day Alex and his friends came to Madagascar, King Julien and his subjects were enjoying one of their parties when it was invaded by the fossa. Sony VAIO VPCCW1AHJ Battery
When the fossa were scared off by Alex, Julien and his people were hiding in the trees and saw this scene, thinking Alex and his friends were giants from some faraway land, with Julien coming forward and presenting himself as the king of the lemurs - once he had ascertained they were not dangerous by tempting them with Mort. Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E Battery
When asked where the people were, Julien pointed to a skeleton of a man caught in a parachute hanging from a tree. Later that night, Julien had a meeting of the lemurs and other creatures of the jungle in the plane. Julien insisted that if they could make friends with Alex and his friends, the fossa would be scared away for good. Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/B Battery
Maurice was skeptical about this plan, but Julien insisted that, being king, his ideas were the best. Julien's plan failed when Alex started to get out of control and try to kill the lemurs and his friends. Although, Alex then turned back to normal and the fossa were scared away with only the actions of the four main characters and the penguins, Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/L Battery
Julien took the credits for its success. Interestingly though, when it went wrong, he did not foist the idea back onto Maurice.
When Alex and his friends were ready to go back to New York, Julien gifted them his crown; however he had already made himself a bigger, better one with a lizard. Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/P Battery
In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Julien, along with Maurice and Mort, accompany Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman to New York on the plane built by the penguins. He is in the first class, ordering constant refreshments, and amusing himself with plane crash videos. As the plane crashes down to Africa after running out of fuel and momentum, Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/R Battery
Julien takes utter pleasure in the feeling of weightlessness caused by the high speed descent. By being in first class, he escapes the crash with a parachute, but loses his crown.
Upon arriving in Africa, Julien at first believes they are in New York, and makes himself a new crown. Sony VAIO VPCCW1S1E/W Battery
He manages to gain some power while in Africa, although very few characters actually pay attention to him, getting to ride a flock of flamingos with Maurice, then moving on to riding ostriches and finally an elephant. Later, when the reserve's watering hole dries up, Julien suggests to the animals that they make a sacrifice to "his good friends, Sony VAIO VPCCW21FX/B Battery
the water gods" at the volcano to replenish the water. To convince the masses, King Julien enacts his casual conversation with the Water Gods. Later, Julien persuades Melman to volunteer for the sacrifice, who believed he was going to die soon anyway. But when Melman realized he was going to live, Sony VAIO VPCCW21FX/L Battery
he gave up on being a sacrifice, leaving Julien disappointed at his plan's failure. However, Mort arrives soon after, followed by a persistent shark that had been attempting to eat him. This shark then falls into the volcano, and as Julien comes out of the volcano, he sees the water coming back to the reserve Sony VAIO VPCCW21FX/R Battery
(due, in fact, to a dam constructed by Nana being destroyed by Alex and Zuba), and is convinced of his plan's success. From this King Julien concludes that the Water Gods like sea food more.Julien appears in The Penguins of Madagascar regularly, often noisily and unintentionally annoying Skipper and pretty much everyone. Sony VAIO VPCCW21FX/W Battery
He is the self-proclaimed "King of the Zoo" no doubt due to his former king status on Madagascar. Only Mort and Maurice truly believe and respect him as their king, the rest just show up to his "proclamation of royal decrees." Julien is proven to be a worthy ally in most episodes, Sony VAIO VPCCW26EC Battery
since it is he who sometimes saves the day for the penguins (like in "Dr. Blowhole's Revenge"). Julien hates having anyone touch his feet, such as passing a royal decree that anyone who touches his feet would be banished from his kingdom (the zoo). When the sewer rats went to the zoo and tricked the Penguins out of their home, Julien decided to play for the Penguins in a game of Hockey to try and win their home back. Sony VAIO VPCCW26FX/B Battery
They were losing until one of the rats touched his feet, after that he lost it and beat all of them on his own.In the episode "Crown Fools", Julien panics when he loses his crown and obsessively longs for it until it is revealed that he had a spare crown all along (prompting Marlene, who was trying to make him new crowns all day, to chase him with a crowbar). Sony VAIO VPCCW28EC Battery
Despite his desire for everyone to listen and do what he wants, he hates and ignores Mort, his most loyal follower, who treats him like a god. Mort responds to everything Julien tells him to do as "I like..." followed by whatever Julien said. In the episode "Haunted Habitat" he mentioned that he had a dream that he was "The last mammal on Earth". Sony VAIO VPCCW28FJ/P Battery
Mort was just happy to be in the dream despite that he was "road kill" in it.
A recurring gag in The Penguins of Madagascar series is that Julien believes in supernatural beings, which sometimes annoys the other animals. In the episodeMisfortune Cookie, Rico gets a fortune cookie that reads "You will soon meet a fowl end." Sony VAIO VGN-SR41M/P Battery
The penguins deny that fortune cookies have any power, despite receiving three accurate fortunes, and dismiss it as superstition. Julien exclaims "these stitions are super," and tries to get the penguins to believe in the supernatural. King Julien actively plots to make a "foul end" fortune come true - by his own doing. Sony VAIO VGN-SR41M/S Battery
It is also known that his believing in spirits can be used against him, seeing that Mason and Phil tricks Julien into believing that the "sky spirits" are angry with the Julien self-centrism, thing that change Julien's personality. But when Skipper notices that kind Julien is more annoying than the narcissist Julien, Skipper makes him come back to his original self. Sony VAIO VGN-SR49VN/H Battery
It is also shown that Julien gains a super-lemur level of strength if he gets mad. Visible when in "Miracle on Ice", Julien spanked and humiliated the Rat King, after one of his henchmen touched Julien's feet; In Happy King Julien Day, Maurice claims that Julien violently used a cane to spank everyone who forgot his self-proclaimed holiday. Sony VAIO VGN-SR51B/P Battery
In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, he has a bigger role of falling in love with Sonya the Bear. Also he saved the day by managing to get to the circus.
Skipper is the leader of a band of penguins bent on a secret agenda of escaping the confines of the zoo and being free in Antarctica. Sony VAIO VGN-SR51B/S Battery
He is voiced by Tom McGrath in all his appearances, making McGrath the only actor to have appeared in every Madagascar franchise. He has dark, sapphire-blue eyes. It is revealed that he, as well as the others, have no idea what is expected of the penguin species by humans aside from "smile and wave." Sony VAIO VGN-SR51MF Battery
It comes to the point where Private needs a bird biology book to tell the others how to act, even though it's not addressed how he, nor Kowalski, has been able to read the English language and yet still need Phil and Mason to translate in most instances.
As leader, Skipper was the mastermind behind a plot to escape the confines of the zoo and leave for Antarctica with Kowalski, Rico, and Private as his accomplices. Sony VAIO VGN-SR51MF/P Battery
Skipper and his troupe dug under their enclosure until they reached the enclosure of Marty the zebra, thinking it to be the South Pole. Skipper explained to Marty that they would escape the zoo on the grounds that penguins do not belong in captivity and with that, ordered his accomplices to continue tunneling. Sony VAIO VGN-SR51MF/S Battery
Late that night, Skipper and the other penguins were caught by a SWAT team, as were six other animals found outside the zoo. The penguins were tranquilized and put into a crate to be transferred.
When they awoke, Skipper was confused at the lettering on the crate where they were held and ordered a nearby chimpanzee named Mason to read it, Sony VAIO VGN-SR51MF/W Battery
with Mason's companion Phil reading it: they were all bound for a wildlife preserve in Africa. Skipper ordered Rico to pick the lock on the crate where they were held, whereupon the four penguins knocked out the crew and took command of the ship, commandeering it to reach Antarctica. Sony VAIO VGN-SR51MR Battery
Skipper and his mates finally reached Antarctica and were sorely disappointed by the barren, desolate terrain (as evidenced by Private's exclamation, "Well, this sucks..." Skipper had the ship return quickly from the South Pole, where it crashed into the beaches of Madagascar and a much warmer climate. Sony VAIO VGN-SR59VG Battery
Upon arriving, he and the other three encountered Gloria and Melman, and saw that Alex and Marty (known as their "monochromatic friend") were gone. Skipper decided to help rescue Marty from the grim fate of being eaten by the native fossa (possibly as gratitude for his silence regarding the escape). Sony VAIO VGN-SR59VG/H Battery
It was Skipper who helped to distract the fossa while Marty was recovered and then helped fight off a number of them.
Skipper noticed later on that Alex was still hungry, not being able to eat steak, and had Rico prepare sushi for Alex. Sony VAIO VGN-SR70B/S Battery
Skipper then relinquished control of the ship to Alex, as he no longer needed it, and proceeded to sunbathe on the tropical beaches in comfort. Skipper was asked by Private if they should tell Alex and his friends that the ship was out of gas. Skipper declined, telling his troupe to "Just smile and wave, boys, smile and wave." Sony VAIO VGN-SR72B/P Battery
In the sequel, Skipper leads the penguins in first salvaging a crashed airplane to fly back to New York, then fixing the plane when it crashes at Africa with the help of "more thumbs" (Mason and Phil, who also escaped). At the end of the movie, he marries a bobble head. In The Penguins of Madagascar, the bobble head is nowhere to be seen. Sony VAIO VGN-SR72B/S Battery
In "Tangled in the Web" and "Crown Fools" it is shown that Skipper knows karate and is an exceptionally capable fighter, he's also very strong as seen in "Launchtime" and in "Crown Fools" he said that he had taken down an angry walrus with "a wing and a prayer and another wing", but was revealed that he is terrified of needles, in the episode, "Needle Point." Sony VAIO VGN-SR73JB/S Battery
In "Eclipsed" he mentioned that he has a dolphin enemy named "Dr. Blowhole", he apparently had a plan to extinguish the Sun, as when Private told him that the sun went dark. Skipper believed that Dr. Blowhole had succeeded in his plan. Skipper's plans and theories serve a lot as jokes Sony VAIO VGN-SR74FB/S Battery
(however sometimes his most out there theories are proven true, since the Blowhole existence is the most extreme example of this.), such as to him there are not 7 but "8" continents as he counts Atlantis, (and appears to believe it is off the coast of Brazil), once telling Maurice that if he had Skipper's security clearance he would to, as well as thinking the new arrivals to the zoo could be flying piranha. Sony VAIO VGN-SR90FS Battery
He takes his missions very seriously and is highly skilled in hand to hand combat. In the episode "Launchtime" when he asked Kowalski to search for a place where n early no lemurs can be found, he stated that he cannot set foot in Denmark and instead chose the moon; Sony VAIO VGN-SR90NS Battery
when Private questioned him on this, he replied by saying "well that's private, Private, between me and the Danes" (Although it has since been revealed that the incident was caused by Hans the Puffin).
Skipper has mentioned that there used to be two more penguins in addition to himself and the other three; Sony VAIO VGN-SR90S Battery
this has been unconfirmed, as these claims have been and never fully explained. In "The Hidden," he mentioned that they supposedly died during a mission when they were attacked by "flying piranhas," as he said "we had to bury what was left of them with a tea spoon". Sony VAIO VGN-SR90US Battery
In "A kipper for skipper", Skipper says no penguin is left behind, the others note that Manfred, Johnson and possibly another penguin were, and Skipper replies that relatively few penguins get left behind. Later, in "Roger Dodger," he told Rico that he would take him out if he had to and told him "just ask Manfredi and Johnson". Sony VAIO VGN-SR91NS Battery
He told of them in "An Elephant Never Forgets" while he was training Private that they "fell for the exploding elephant foot". They are also mentioned by Private, who claims that they mistook the hind end of a beluga whale for an escape tunnel, while in "Maurice at Peace" Sony VAIO VGN-SR91PS Battery
it was implied that they were accidentally smothered by the others due to a misinterpretation of a message which actually said to smother them with affection, and "Smotherly Love" noted that they died a very relaxing death in a day spa (Manfredi and Johnson are two ill-fated characters in theWorld War II prisoner-of-war saga Stalag 17). Sony VAIO VGN-SR91S Battery
Although Skipper tends to try to show no emotion most of the time, whenever Private or any other member of his team is in danger or thought to be dead he becomes very upset (although he once told Private he was always bait because "is naïve and expendable" but then became upset when he was eaten). Sony VAIO VGN-SR91US Battery
In The Penguins of Madagascar he uses some Italian words such as "Sempre all'erta" (in "Haunted Habitat"), "Bravissimo" (in "The Hidden"), "Attenzione" (in "Crown Fools"), "Eccellente" (in "Kingdom Come"), "Finito!" (in "Popcorn Panic") and "Perfetto" (in "An Elephant Never Forgets"). Sony VAIO VGN-SR92NS Battery
Sometimes, his Italian pronunciation is not perfect. In "The Falcon and the Snow Job," Skipper fell for a female falcon named Kitka and she felt the same way about him, so they dated for a while. However, Skipper broke up with her after it was revealed that she had swallowed Fred the squirrel. Sony VAIO VGN-SR92PS Battery
In "Huffin and Puffin," it is revealed Skipper cannot go to Denmark because a little incident with his enemy Hans (who had appeared in that episode), a puffin, made him public enemy number one.
Skipper also shares a very strong friendship with Marlene, a female Asian Otter living across from him and the penguins, who is also a main character in the series. Sony VAIO VGN-SR92S Battery
Despite their conflicting differences and clash of personalities, the two still remain very close and are able to keep their bond of friendship strong. Marlene is also considered as "privileged" to Skipper, due to the fact that Skipper thinks of her as a smart, which is rather ironic, considering of his scornful opinion towards mammals. He also sometimes allows her to tag along on missions.Sony VAIO VGN-SR92US Battery
Skipper appears in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted with a big role. He is one of the main characters in it.
The tallest of the penguins, Kowalski is second-in-command, forms plans for the group and usually takes notes for Skipper. Sony VAIO VGN-SR93DS Battery
When Skipper is absent, he takes charge and his rank is First Lieutenant. He has blue eyes and tends to over-analyze situations. He is voiced by Chris Miller in the movies and games, and Jeff Bennett in the series.Kowalski is part of a rookery of devious penguins who had made it their goal to escape captivity in the Central Park Zoo and leave for Antarctica. Sony VAIO VGN-SR93JS Battery
Often formulating plans for the group, Kowalski was a loyal supporter of his leader, Skipper. Kowalski had escaped the zoo with the other penguins, but was promptly captured and put into a crate for transferring with his comrades. The crates were all placed on a ship bound for Africa, where all the creatures from the zoo would be kept in a wildlife preserve. Sony VAIO VGN-SR93PS Battery
While in the crate, Kowalski confessed that he could not read (he said the words on the side of the box were an "older code", in slight reference to Star Wars VI) and asked another transferee, a chimpanzee named Phil, to read the words on the crate. As soon as this was done, the four penguins headed to the ship's bridge, Sony VAIO VGN-SR190NAB Battery
knocked out the crew and captain, bound them up, and Kowalski plotted the ship's course to Antarctica.He is the technical one of the group and always has his notepad. While being able to formulate plans and invent things (such as a rocket ship out of a trashcan and fireworks, a rotary saw blade made of energy and multiple random objects, Sony VAIO VGN-SR190NBB Battery
or a knowledge sucking machine from just a cardboard box, a magnet, and a vacuum) he is shown to have a bit of difficulty deducing simpler machines. At the end of "Needle Point", it is revealed that he has an irrational fear of dentists, which is peculiar in that, as Private soon states after Kowalski runs off, penguins do not have teeth. Sony VAIO VGN-SR190NDB Battery
He seems to also spout nearly or completely nonsensical words, such as, "The moo cow may have a chocolate marshmallow", or "I'll be a bicycle cream cone", whenever either hit incredibly hard (as he did when body checked by a giant rat during a hockey game) or when shocked severely (as by Officer X's stun gun). Sony VAIO VGN-SR190NEB Battery
He screamed "Galileo Galilei" when he got his injection during "Needle Point". He also loves candy.
In the series he is shown to be intelligent but it is not as apparent in the films (e.g. in Madagascar he does not know how to read and in Madagascar: Sony VAIO VGN-SR190NGB Battery
Escape 2 Africa he states that the paper plane would help them fly back to NY and he does not understand that the fuel indicator was indicating that fuel is finished). He does most of his calculations on an abacus, although he was briefly in possession of a calculator that was destroyed. Sony VAIO VGN-SR190PAB Battery
He is in love with a dolphin called Doris and recorded a poem for her on DVD which highlighted her apparent non-interest in him in the "Hot Ice" episode. (She was first mentioned in "Gone in a Flash".)
It has been noted that his inventions have a habit of horribly backfiring against him regardless of his best intentions. Sony VAIO VGN-SR190PCB Battery
Some of his most significant blunders include a time machine (Or 'Chronotron') that nearly triggered a temporal rift when it resulted in three of Kowalski appearing in one place, a ray designed to return spoiled food to its fresher state turning Skipper into a chick, a mind-switching machine Sony VAIO VGN-SR190PFB Battery
(Although this only backfired in its first use because he forgot to take the warm-blooded/cold-blooded conflict into account when switching Rico with Roger), a device that stops time that left time seemingly permanently frozen when it broke down, a helmet that granted the user the power of telekinesis, an invisibility ray Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN Battery
(Or 'Transparent Matter-Maker', called 'Transmatterer' for short due to copyright issues) that turned itself invisible before being set to randomly fire, a mind-reading machine that quickly burnt out due to lack of processing power, a cloning machine that relied on a rare particle for power, Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN Battery
nanites that could reprogram other machines (These were programmed to not harm a penguin, but this backfired when they locked the penguins in their habitat to 'protect' them), and the artificially engineered life-form 'Jiggles', who consumed the zoo's fruit and nearly destroyed the zoo when it grew to monstrous size. Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VRN Battery
Kowalski can play a banjo and sing as seen in Concrete Jungle Survival.
Rico, voiced by John DiMaggio, does not really talk much. He is similar in physical features to the other penguins in the movies, but he has a tuft of feathers shaped like a Mohawk and a scar of unknown origin on his left cheek in the television series. Sony VAIO VGN-SR19XN Battery
Skipper describes him as a "world-class psychopath." Rico appears to be not merely particularly psychotic, but also mentally deficient. In "Friend in a Box" Kowalski points a mind-reading device at him which, while functioning for everybody else, picks up only the word "Fish" being thought by Rico. Sony VAIO VGN-SR19XN Battery
According to Skipper, it was a mystery how Rico passed the psych test.
He mostly communicates with various grunts, squeals, and gibberish, (though his language seems to have improved by the second season, as he is able to speak short fragments such as "Allow me" and "You're the King") and has displayed a fondness for a plastic doll toy. Sony VAIO VGN-SR210J/S Battery
He's the team's weapons expert and his main function is to regurgitate any necessary tools that Skipper may need for a mission (as the fact that his stomach operates as a hammer space, several items being as big as himself or weighing a large amount, with no effect on himself or anything/any character he might be on). Sony VAIO VGN-SR21M/S Battery
He's very fond of explosives, and his answer to problems would always be "Kaboom!", if Skipper did not hinder him to blow up a stick of dynamite. In one notable episode, "All Choked Up", the penguins attempt to destroy a robotic zoo guide that has recently been installed, assuming that they will be replaced by robotic animals. Sony VAIO VGN-SR21RM/H Battery
Rico eventually regurgitates a time bomb that Skipper then activates. Meanwhile, Alice, upon noticing that Rico is constantly regurgitating, forces him to drink a liquid medicine as a remedy. The penguins then must try to get him to regurgitate the bomb before it explodes inside Rico. Sony VAIO VGN-SR21RM/S Battery
The penguins try many methods of making Rico regurgitate but none help until the end in which he regurgitates due to the fact the penguins think it is too late and start sobbing over him, Rico finally regurgitating the bomb, out of disgust of what is to him sickening "mushy stuff". The bomb lands in the robotic zookeeper's hands, and explodes, destroying the robot.Sony VAIO VGN-SR220J/B Battery
It is revealed that Rico has little tolerance for "mushy" stuff, and often becomes sick when Private gets overly emotional and "lovey-dovey" about something. On the other hand he seems to be the second most emotional penguin next to Private and is deeply in love with a doll called Ms. Perky. Sony VAIO VGN-SR220J/H Battery
Another characteristic of Rico is that he might be incredibly superstitious, as, after receiving a rather dismal sounding fortune in a fortune cookie, Rico was a victim of pranks by King Julien who was trying to prove he was right. Even after revealing that Julien was behind the accidents, Rico still needed to have him "take away the curse." Sony VAIO VGN-SR240J/B Battery
He is also insanely skilled with knives and bladed objects, able to make sashimi or carve a Christmas tree from ice in a matter of seconds and destroy bowling pins with a chainsaw while blindfolded.
Rico's psychosis needs to be kept at bay at all times, by Skipper limiting his use of destructive solutions, often involving explosions. Sony VAIO VGN-SR240N/B Battery
Giving him free rein to destroy to his heart's desire, Rico builds up enough psychotic pressure that he literally becomes a vortex of destruction, spinning out of control and destroying everything in his path. Kowalski once estimated Rico was capable of destroying the entire zoo in this state. Sony VAIO VGN-SR290JTH Battery
Rico appears to have outstanding opera voice when excited (as seen in episode "Go Fish", "Herring Impaired", etc.).
Private is the youngest and shortest of the penguins. He is voiced by Christopher Knights in the movies/games and by James Patrick Stuart in the series. Sony VAIO VGN-SR290JTJ Battery
He has light blue eyes and speaks with a British accent (though the other penguins think his accent is fake). Private has been known to be a rather curious penguin. He was overprotective of the egg in the episode "Paternal Egg-Stinct", though given how his team mates were treating it Sony VAIO VGN-SR290JTQ Battery
(Skipper put it through a dangerous obstacle course, Kowalski tried to use a machine to increase its intelligence with a painful shock, and Rico was flying it with a hang glider), this was (somewhat) rational. Private is very good at deciphering code. Private is also the shyest and least experienced in the group. Sony VAIO VGN-SR290JVB/C Battery
Private also has a sugar addiction, as seen on the episode Skorka, where he ate the whole box of Peanut Butter Winkies.Private loves and almost religiously worships unicorns. He watches their t.v. show in many episodes, and gives lessons from them to others. He wishes to learn from it and chooses to watch it in his spare time. Sony VAIO VGN-SR290JVH/C Battery
Private has been known to give life lessons like in "Mort Unbound" when he told Mort "There is a natural order of things" but then he was thrown all the way to the penguins HQ and became giant, and in "Two Feet High and Rising" when he told Mort that Julien's feet "are just feet; not love". Private is emotionally sensitive. Sony VAIO VGN-SR290NTB Battery
Private has been known to say "Um, Skipper?", "Is it safe?", "Goodbye, telly old chum," and "Oh, dear!" Despite his sensitive nature, he is often portrayed as more observant or down to earth than the others (noticing that Skipper's ankle tag had not been taken off, indicating that he did not get a shot or suggesting that Maurice had stumbled back because of being blinded by a camera flash,Sony VAIO VGN-SR29VN/S Battery
which Skipper quickly labeled as preposterous though he nevertheless told Kowalski to run a scenario) as well as having fighting skills slightly below or at least on par with Rico and Skipper, as he was able to block rapid strikes from Skipper and disarm him with his feet while spinning on his head, all while blindfolded. Sony VAIO VGN-SR29XN/S Battery
On the wall of the Penguin's house is a stuffed fish with a sign "Private's First Prize", which hiding behind it (as well as a bunch of other electronic precautions) is his most prized possession: a butterscotch lollipop. Like Kowalski, he loves candy, but eating too much of it causes him to hallucinate. Sony VAIO VGN-SR2RVN/S Battery
He has an abnormal fear of badgers and cockroaches, as shown in the "Badger Pride" and "Stop Bugging Me" episodes respectively. When Private is the last available penguin to fix a situation (such as when it's revealed that the penguins had spied on the rest of the zoo occupants or during 'Untouchable'), he is able to rise up to the occasion and reach an end that benefits everyone. Sony VAIO VGN-SR390NAB Battery
In the episode "Cute-Astrophe", it is revealed that Private has a "hyper-cute" ability, wherein he achieves a state of over 132% adorability, that will make everyone around him pass out as they cannot cope with how absolutely cute he is. At first, Skipper abused the hyper-cute, using it on everyone around them, so Private swore to never use it again. Sony VAIO VGN-SR390NAH Battery
Despite his vow, the hyper-cute made appearances in other episodes. This ability was attempted in one episode when Private was moulting, but instead of knocking an observer out with adorability, it frightened and panicked anybody seeing him use the ability.In the "Concrete Jungle Survival" episode, Private received the rank of Private First Class after successfully passing a test in the city.
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He had been just aPrivate beforehand.In the Christmas special "Merry Madagascar" Private finds himself falling in love with Cupid, one of Santa's reindeer. The relationship is short lived however, as Cupid must return and work with Santa. Private reminded her that they would "Always have Madagascar!" as she flew off. Sony VAIO VGN-NS92XS Battery
Maurice is a "big boned" (overweight) Aye-Aye (even though he is missing the Aye-Aye's famous long skinny middle finger and has a completely different color scheme).
He is voiced by Cedric the Entertainer in the movies, by Kevin Michael Richardson in the television series, and by John Cothran, Jr. in the video games. Sony VAIO VGN-NW21EF/S Battery
Maurice is King Julien's advisor - not that Julien ever listens to him - and is highly skeptical of his ruler's mad plans. He has a long squirrel-like bushy tail. He lived alongside a tribe of other lemurs and witnessed newcomers to their home: a quartet of zoo animals. Maurice was suspicious of Alex, a lion among them, thinking him to be somewhat dangerous. Sony VAIO VGN-NW21JF Battery
Maurice expressed this concern during a meeting of the other lemurs and animals of the jungle, but was ignored by Julien. The next day, Maurice took part in the festival in the honor of the newcomers, and shortly after explained the trouble with having Alex the lion around. He knew that Alex was a meat-eater and that he would need to eat steak. Sony VAIO VGN-NW21MF Battery
It was then that he opted for Alex to leave and go to the carnivore side of the island.
Shortly after, Maurice witnessed Gloria, Melman, and Marty working with a group of penguins overtaking the fossa that were attacking the lemur tribe. Maurice had to concur that King Julien's plan had worked and that fossa would no longer be of any worry. Sony VAIO VGN-NW21MF/W Battery
Maurice saw the newcomers out when they decided to leave and was obligated to wave King Julien's arm for him, as the king was tired of waving it.
In the sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Maurice does not have much of a prominent role, basically agreeing to whatever King Julien says. Sony VAIO VGN-NW21ZF Battery
He acts like a strict big brother to Mort and knows him so well that in "The Penguin Stays in the Picture" he is shocked to find that Mort only ate half of his popsicle, prompting Skipper to go find him because he suspected Mort went missing, which was correct.
He paints well, and in "The Hidden," it is shown that he can speak chameleon. Sony VAIO VGN-NW31EF/W Battery
In "The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel" his desire to control an army of Julien manservants is revealed. Despite being overweight, however, he was still able to hold his own when he got into a physical fight with Kowalski and Rico in "The Lost Treasure of the Golden Squirrel." Sony VAIO VGN-NW31JF Battery
Mort, voiced by Andy Richter in the films and television series and by Dee Bradley Baker in the games, is a small cute and cuddly mouse lemur.
Though quite timid, Mort can also be shrill and vocal in confrontations. Julien finds Mort incredibly annoying, and does not hesitate in proclaiming so. Sony VAIO VGN-NW320F/B Battery
Despite this, Mort does not show any lasting unhappiness, and his expression changes within the same scene. Mort has an obsession with Julien's feet for reasons never stated, although in the episode "Sting Operation" when the penguins turn into idiots, they had the same obsession for feet just like him which could be the reason why he loves feet so much, which Julien despises.Sony VAIO VGN-NW320F/TC Battery
In his anger, Julien once banished Mort from their habitat at the zoo, forcing Mort to seek a "cure". Mort makes his first appearance in Madagascar, wherein he lives among the other native lemurs under Julien. Julien uses him as a test to see if Alex and the others eat lemurs, and Mort quickly decides that he likes them, Sony VAIO VGN-NW35E Battery
as he is later shown to have a tendency to like everything. Later, Julien notes that if Alex does not like fish and still hungers for steak, Mort is "Plan B". Mort is last seen in the film with the other lemurs wishing the zoo animals farewell, and Julien uses him as a makeshift foot-rest.
In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Mort plays a much smaller role. Sony VAIO VGN-NW380F/S Battery
He attempts to follow Julien and Maurice on the penguins' plane, but Julien goes to extremes to keep him out of the plane, declaring that Mort had "scissors and hand cream" (he did in fact, have a pair of scissors).Mort, however, succeeds in attaching himself to the outside of the plane, and promptly falls into the ocean shortly before it crashed. Sony VAIO VGN-NW380F/T Battery
After reaching a shore at Africa, Mort is pursued by a persistent shark, which follows him onto the African preserve. Mort (still followed by the shark) finds Julien at a volcano where Melman had just decided that he would not sacrifice himself to return the preserve's water. Sony VAIO VGN-NW50JB Battery
The shark accidentally falls into the volcano just as Alex and Zuba destroy the dam blocking the river, thus leading Julien to believe that his plan to give a sacrifice to bring back the water was successful.
Mort makes appearances through The Penguins of Madagascar, along with Julien and Maurice. Sony VAIO VGN-NW51FB/N Battery
At one point, stuffed "Mort" dolls became very popular, and out of jealousy Julien throws them into the skunk habitat. Mort is accidentally shipped back to the factory with the dolls, and must be rescued. In the episode, King Julien also reveals that the only reason he allows Mort to stay with them is so he can express his dislike for Mort in front of him, Sony VAIO VGN-NW51FB/W Battery
and keep himself entertained. Mort is also shown to be unhappy with his past self after growing in size and muscle mass due to an invention from Kowalski. However, after being turned back into his regular self, Mort expresses that he is happy with who he is. In the television series, whenever an animal or object is falling it almost always lands on Mort. Sony VAIO VGN-NW70JB Battery
Despite the fact that Mort is often treated poorly by King Julien, the other characters show concern for him as Maurice tries to (if with limited success) save Mort when he may be in danger to be King Julien's biggest concern, and Skipper, who refers to Mort as "sad-eyes", dived in the way of the mutant rat overlord to save Mort. Sony VAIO VGN-NW71FB/N Battery
Mason and Phil are the sophisticated chimpanzees at the Central Park Zoo, who prefer to drink cups of coffee and "read" the newspaper in the morning. Mason is voiced by Conrad Vernon and speaks with a stereo-typical British accent, while Phil communicates through American Sign Language. Sony VAIO VGN-NW71FB/W Battery
While Mason is unable to read, Phil can and is used to decipher writing while Mason translates the ASL. Both escape the zoo after Gloria breaks through its outer wall; Mason mentions Tom Wolfe giving a lecture, and they plan to attend to "throw poo at him." Along with other characters, Phil and Mason are captured and sent to a wildlife reserve. Sony VAIO VGN-NW91FS Battery
However, their crates are not thrown off the boat, and they are not seen until a final scene, in which they are still in crates waving farewell to the Madagascar natives.
In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the chimps call upon chimpanzees living in Africa to help rebuild the wrecked plane that was supposed to fly them back to New York. Sony VAIO VGN-NW91GS Battery
They later go on strike, asking for maternity leaves and breaks (Skipper argues that they are all males); eventually, they blackmail Skipper into agreeing.
In The Penguins of Madagascar, Mason and Phil have sporadic appearances throughout the series, and are shown to be annoyed by Julien's partying. Sony VAIO VGN-NW91VS Battery
They attempt to rid him of his ways by tricking Julien into thinking a solar eclipse was a sign that the "sky spirits" disapproved of his behavior. They also frequently mention throwing poo and are used to read the English language. Phil may be the most temperamental or "potty mouthed" of the two, Sony VAIO VGN-SR11M Battery
as after being told there is no checkmate in checkers, he makes several signs which Mason responds with "You groom your mother with those hands?!" Phil and Mason may also sometimes lose things in the translation of what they are made to read. An instance of this is when the zoo occupants were ordered to make a cake for King Julien, and Mason mistakes "sugar" for "booger". Sony VAIO VGN-SR11MR Battery
This does not mean that Phil is unable to communicate well however, in fact, even though he is unable to truly speak, he was still able to win over the heart of Lulu, a female chimp visiting from the Hoboken Zoo in New Jersey for a weekend, While Lulu did appear in a later episode where the penguins ended up accidentally finding themselves in the Hoboken Zoo, it is unknown if she keeps in touch with Phil. Sony VAIO VGN-SR140D Battery
McGrath explained that originally their "first scene was just deciphering the code on the shipping label". The crew "got this girl who knew American Sign Language" to give them hand gestures. They wanted gestures to be "really frenetic", and "she signed out, 'Tell the tiny pea-brained birds that the sign reads: Ship to ...'".Sony VAIO VGN-SR140D/B Battery
Afterward, the crew returned to the scene where Mason notes Tom Wolfe's lecture, and she signed "Can we throw our poo at his stupid white suit?"Mason is named after legendary British actor James Mason, whose urbane, sophisticated vocal styling is mimicked by Vernon. Sony VAIO VGN-SR140D/P Battery,Sony VAIO VGN-SR140D/S Battery,Sony VAIO VGN-SR140E Battery
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