Remember last month when DreamWorks pulled the old switcheroo with a couple films? Monday DreamWorks released the first trailers for both films… 2014’s The Penguins of Madagascar and 2015’s Home. DreamWorks does not have a record of incredible trailers, and these continue that trend. Neither film looks to be the hit that the studio needs after the lackluster open of How to Train Your Dragon 2 last week, which only came in second with about a 50 million dollar open.
As the name implies, The Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off of the Madagascar series focusing on the Penguins. The penguins were first spun-off in the 2009-2011 series The Penguins Of Madagascar on Nick, and received generally good reviews. But can they carry a whole film? Time will tell.
Home is a feature film directed by Tim Johnson and based on the children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday. Jim Parsons as Oh seems fun enough, but having stars from other mediums- in this case, Rihanna as Tip- reminds us why voice acting is a profession and not just a hobby.
The videos are up on their respective pages. Let us know what you think!