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Background information
Feature films Madagascar
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Penguins of Madagascar
Short films
Feature firsts
Feature lasts
Television programs The Penguins of Madagascar
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Christopher Knights (films, specials, video games), James Patrick Stuart (TV series)
Performance model
Inspiration Obi‑Wan Kenobi and darth vader from star wars simba
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Sweet, kind, caring
Appearance Small chubby black and white adelia penguin with light blue eyes
Age 10
Occupation Member of the Penguins
Affiliations Good
Goal Be a true hero
Home Antarctica (Born)
Relatives Uncle Nigel (Uncle), his leader Skipper, Kowalski, Rico
Allies Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, Vitaly, Gia, Stefano, King Julian, Maurice, Mort, Zuba, Marlene, Classified, Short Fuse, Eva, Corporal
Enemies Fossas, Makunga, Chantel DuBois, Dr. Blowhole, Dr. Octavius Brine
Likes Love, being a member of the team
Dislikes Offending Skipper
Powers and abilities

Private is one of the penguins in the Madagascar franchise. He appears in Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Penguins of Madagascar.



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In Madagascar

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In Merry Madagascar

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In Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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In Madly Madagascar

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In Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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In The Penguins of Madagascar

Private, along with the other Penguins serve as the main characters and go on missions at the Zoo. In the episode A Visit From Uncle Nigel he is revealed to have an uncle called Nigel who works as a secret agent for MI6.

In Penguins of Madagascar

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Throughout the franchise, Private's personality is described him being sensitive, emotional, and happy of the group and rookie of the group, who is sometimes prone to accidents. Despite his personality being shy and emotional, Private is "sticky" and sometimes brave in really bad situations. Private doesn't seem to be concerned about the lemurs. He is gentle, loving, as well as caring to the extend that he was ready to take another shot in place of Skipper.

Private is extremely in love by his favorite foods: Peanut Butter Winky and Fish. Private seems to be overly-protective sometimes. In "Skorca!", Private has a sugar rush after eating his favorite caramel chocolate Butternut Winky. In "Mort Unbound," Private was shown to give life lessons and tell Mort that being buff and bad is not what life is. Private has an abnormal fear of badgers. Private is observant and loyal to the Penguins.


He is the shortest among the other penguins


  • This penguin also appears on the Pengle game developed from Cookapps on Facebook. He has blue coloring instead of black.


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