25 best animated Christmas movies and specials on Netflix

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18. The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper (2005)

There were a lot of great things about the 2005 computer-animated feature film Madagascar from the lovable animal personalities occupying the roster of characters to the fun-filled doings that made up the exceptional soundtrack. But many would agree that the MVPs of that franchise are none other than the ultimate fan favorites of the franchise, the elusive and courageous spy-trained penguins. The Madagascar Penguins have proven many times on screen that they are a force to be reckoned and every endeavor they embark on is a thrilling spy mission filled with shocking occurrences and all kinds of hilarity, making every adventure a must-see affair, especially their holiday-themed special The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper.

The epic short film focuses on the beloved squad of superior spy penguins that takes place prior to the events of the first film in the DreamWorks animation franchise. Private ventures into the city on Christmas Eve to find a present for a lonely panda bear named ted. But he is captured by Nana, the man old lady from the first movie and is forced to become a chew toy for her vicious dog, Mr. Chew. This means the other three Madagascar penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico, must save Private before it’s too late. A combination of mayhem and humor unfolds in what can only be described as a mission accomplished when it comes to subscribers trying to find a capable Christmas cartoon on Netflix.