Dreamworks Animation specials on Wednesday, November 24 that include last year's family favorite "Merry Madagascar" (8-8:30 p.m. ET) and the premiere of the all-new "Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" (8:30-9 p.m. ET). Both specials repeat on Saturday, December 4 (8-9 p.m. ET).
"Merry Madagascar" begins when Santa (voiced by Carl Reiner) and his sleigh unexpectedly crash lands on the island, giving the jolly gentleman a case of amnesia. So it falls to everyone's favorite Central Park zoo-sters -- along with the ever-inventive Penguins -- to deliver the presents and save Christmas. Throw in a long-lasting North Pole/South Pole rivalry between the Penguins and Santa's Reindeer, magic flying dust and a King Julien-based holiday appropriately called "Julianuary" -- and "Merry Madagascar" serves up a comedic holiday story like no other.
"Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special" celebrates Winter Feast, Po's (voiced by Jack Black) favorite holiday. Every year, Po and his father hang decorations, cook together and serve noodle soup to the villagers. But this year Shifu (voiced by Dustin Hoffman) informs Po that as Dragon Warrior, it is his duty to host the formal Winter Feast at the Jade Palace. Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family traditions.
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