The PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, a spin-off of the popular MADAGASCAR franchise, is a mixture of 1960s/70s “Get Smart” and the animated penguin, Tennessee Tuxedo. The first two-thirds of the film is raucous, clever, funny, and definitely adorable. The use of Werner Herzog at the film’s onset as a documentarian in Antarctica will leave cinephiles laughing. The film’s witty banter (almost expected in animated films today) is used to its fullest with such repeated celebrity jokes as “Drew, Barry, more!” By the end, however, the film divulges into a frenetic pace that loses some of its appeal that it built up. That said, this is a good film for families this Thanksgiving holiday.