The Penguins of Madagascar: The All-Nighter Before Christmas

2011 NR 1h 39m DVD

The Penguins of Madagascar: The All-Nighter Before Christmas

2011 NR 1h 39m DVD
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This holiday-themed episode from the animated TV series follows Skipper, Rico and their lovable penguin pals as they scramble to locate a yuletide tree and Santa to give the zoo's baby animals a Christmas to remember.
Tom McGrath, Jeff Bennett, Grey DeLisle, John DiMaggio, Danny Jacobs, Carl Reiner
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this holiday special is a merry addition to the popular animated series The Penguins of Madagascar, and most of its content is worry-free for kids. There's some mild language ("shut it," "stupid," and "oh, sugarplums") that you might not want your kids repeating, and the characters' problem-solving tactics are questionable at best (stealing a tree because it's the biggest, for instance), but viewed in the intended humorous light, the special is mostly harmless for older kids. Very young kids might be upset at scenes that show a Santa figure tied up and slapped or hit by a truck, so use your judgment if this kind of material bothers your kids.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Characters slap each other and survive long falls, and a man dressed as Santa is hit by a truck, but all of it is intended to be funny and doesn't lead to injury.


No cursing, but there's some substitute swearing like "oh, sugarplums" -- as well as words like "lame," "stupid," and "shut it" that parents might not want their kids to repeat.

Social Behavior

Kids learn that fancy trappings like decorations, games, and music aren't the source of Christmas spirit, which is instead found in making people happy and being with the people you care about. Potty humor includes a scene showing a character blowing a bubble out of a kazoo that he removed from his nose.


This holiday special is part of The Penguins of Madagascar series.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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