Smith Helms “Madagascar” Penguin Movie

“Bee Movie” co-director Simon Smith is set to direct the untitled “Madagascar” feature spin-off starring the penguin characters for Dreamworks Animation says Heat Vision.

The story focuses on the paramilitary parables of plucky penguins Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, the scene-stealing characters from the two “Madagascar’ movies.

“Megamind” scribes Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons and producer Lara Breay will serve in the same capacities here. Casting is still a way off.