Review of The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Blowhole!

So, I am going to be honest. I have never watched any of the Madagascar movies since my children are still on the young age scale.  I have  heard so much about them since my nephews are huge Madagascar fans and they always rave about the movies.

When I got the chance to review the new Madascar movie, The Penguins of Madascar: Operation Blowhole I was very excited. Hayley is obsessed with penguins since she was a small girl so I knew that the movie would go over so well. I was definitely right.

Synopsis:  Neil Patrick Harris stars as Dr. Blowhole in the complete Blowhole story from the Emmy Award-winning DreamWorks Animation and Nickelodeon series, The Penguins of Madagascar. In this three-part saga, Skipper and the Penguins face off against their sinister nemesis and must put a stop to his diabolical plans for revenge… and more revenge. It’s a super-spy spoof of Penguins proportions!

My thoughts: It is always a success when Hayley sits through an entire movie. This movie is 73 minutes and I don’t think she got up once. It helped that there were short intervals of 20 minutes which helps the little ones with short attention spans. However, in her case, she never stopped watching and wanted to watch more when it ended. While I know she truly doesn’t understand much about the action scenes, it kept her glued. Some scenes were truly funny which brought us all to tears.  My husband watched it with us and was really into it, which comes as a surprise since he doesn’t like to sit through most kids movies. The musical numbers were a hit too. She was up and dancing for most of the movie. It is really cute to see Hayley shake her booty to the songs.

The next day, Hayley asked to watch it again. It was a hit! We can’t wait to continue to watch this movie in our rotating movie schedule. We also will be checking out the series on Nick. If you are looking for a cute gift for those kids in your life, look no further than The Penguins of Madagascar: Operation Blowhole.

* I received a copy for reviewing purposes. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.

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  1. Trista says

    oh I think my boys would like this i'll have to check it out and maybe get it :)Thanks for the info

  2. Danielle says

    My son is obsessed with anything Madagascar. It was actually the first movie he wanted to watch over and over and over. So we will have to pick up this DVD for him… maybe for his Easter basket!

  3. Brenda says

    my son has not seen any of the Madagascar movies, just because I don't know that much about them. I think we will give it a try!

  4. Diva Locks says

    I actually loved all the movies he he so did my kids, I am going to have to look for this soon!

  5. Crystal Gibson says

    The title alone cracked me up. We love all things Madagascar and will definitely have to check this out.

  6. Still Blonde after all these YEARS says

    I think videos were one of the best toys my kids had. They watched them over and over nd over. Your daughter looks like she enjoyed this one!

  7. Callista says

    Sounds fun but my kids are big scaredy cats and probably would be scared of it. *rolling eyes over here* But maybe in a few years. They watched the Penguins of Madagascar Christmas Special with me.

  8. Felissa Hadas says

    Sounds like a great movie for the entire family. I haven't seen any of the movies in this series but now I know that if I need a gift for a little child boy or girl to keep this movie in mind. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Jessi @ Jabbering Jessi says

    My kids love the penguins of Madagascar when it is on tv so I will have to check this out for them thanks for the review.

  10. Kevin L says

    Oh now I want to see this movie. I dont have kids at all BUT BUT BUT I am a big kid at heart.

    Sounds great
    kevin from Linkies Contest Linkies

  11. Alyssa says

    My son LOVES the penguins of Madagascar. He has a Leapster game. He hasn't seen any of the movies, though, so I'll have to remember that for his birthday.

  12. Retail Therapy Lounge says

    Oh my – so cute! I can see the kids waddling around like penguins right now after watching!

  13. Isra says

    I've been watching Neil Patrick Harris since I was a kid, love that his voice is in this movie, sounds so fun!

  14. Maria says

    ohh, awesome that she sat through the whole movie!! she's such a cutie – always happily modeling the products!!
    it's so funny, steve loves these kinds of movies! he's a big kid. i find him watching animated movies all the time!!

    i hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!
    ps-love the dark nail polish :)

    lots of love, melissa!

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