Penguins Of Madagascar (out Jan 1) is a spin-off from the popular Madagascar series and follows four heroic penguins who try to defeat a villainous octopus who is out to destroy their species. There are a few nice jokes for the adults but the story is a bit too "busy" for the kids. It also lacks many of the endearing characters (Alex, Marty, Manny) that have made this franchise so likable. Grade: B-.