This featured article is officially part of both the TV and film series.

Private is a main character in the Madagascar franchise. his role in the movie is that of the main protagonist and one of the four main protagonist in the 2009-2015 TV series.

He is the youngest and shortest of the quartet.

Private is voiced by Christopher Knights in the film and James Patrick Stuart in the TV series

Early life Edit

Private was hatched by Sam Fishy and his wife. While his father is known as "Sam Fishy," Private's mother's name was never told. His egg was buried in a snow bank and began rolling down a hill, knocking down three penguin children, Skipper, Kowalski and Rico. Skipper, not willing to let a defenseless egg get smashed goes to save it, but ends up making it fall down a cliff.

The penguins, growing worried when they see the penguin egg endangered by a group of leopard seals, all fall down the cliff and enter the danger zone on the ship. Rico swallows the egg whole and carries it to safety with the rest of his brothers.

Baby private

Private as a baby shortly after his birth in the movie.

Shortly after they escape the leopard seals, Skipper accidentally slaps the egg's shell, which activates Private being hatched. Private greets them and inquires if they are his family. Before Skipper responds, child Kowalski answers that Private has no family and that they were all going to die. However, Skipper instead slaps Kowalski and tells baby Private that they're all the family the baby penguin has. Eventually, they adopt him as their baby brother and names him Private.

Personality Edit

Private is a down-to-earth person. He tries to get out the non-violent way of things, unlike his fellow penguins. Sometimes he can get impatient i. e. in one episode, Private starts to inhabit cabin fever while stuck with Mort, but does get out of it when Mort eats all of the food and they are able to escape.

He mostly starts picking up mostly his older brother Skipper, as he becomes more aggressive as the series goes on. Still though, Private still cares and loves his family until the ends of the earth, choosing his friends over love and having full faith in his brothers when Private is held captive by Dave. He also seems more friendly than the others and has habrored paternal instincts on younger life forms.Mostly this was shown in "Paternal Egg Stinct" when his brothers had threatened the unhatched Eggy with "pushing to hard"

Most of the penguins are protective over Private, despite being a valued member of their group. They usually tend to cover his eyes from inappropriate images, or cover his ears when Skipper uses his "angry words". However, this was mostly due to the fact that Private was endangered even before he was born.

Appearance Edit

Private is a short, young penguin. He is about nine later ten years old (revealed in the film) and younger than all his other brothers. He has blue eyes and yellow, webbed feet and beak. Private has black wings white that covers his whole front down to his feet.

Appearances Edit

TV series Edit

Film Edit

  • Madagascar
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
  • Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie

Centered episodes Edit

Season 1 Edit

Mask of the Raccoon


The Penguin Stays In the Picture

Truth Ache


Season 2 Edit

The Red Squirrel

Stop Bugging Me

Mr. Tux

Love Hurts

A Visit From Uncle Nigel


Season 3 Edit

  • Operation: Lunacorn Apocalypse
  • Antics on Ice
  • Showdown on Fairway 18
  • A Kipper for Skipper-
  • High Moltage
  • Private and the Winky


Other centric episodes Edit

  • Danger Wears A Cape (shared with Kowalksi, Rico
  • Paternal Egg-Stinct (shared with Julien,
  • Tangled in the Web (shared with Julien and Marlene
  • Skorca! (shared with recurring characters)
  • Concrete Jungle Survival (shared with the lemurs)
  • Stop Bugging Me- (shared with Rico)
  • Badger Pride (shared with Malrene)
  • Night and Dazed (shared with and Leonard)
  • Wishful Thinking- (shared with Julien)
  • The Officer X Factor (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)
  • Operation: Break Speare (shared with Julien and Skipper,)
  • Cute-Astrophe (shared with Skipper)
  • The Hoboken Surprise (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)
  • The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole (shared with Skipper , King Julien , Kowalski , Mort ,Maurice , Rico)
  • Operation: Good Deed (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)
  • When the Chips are Down (shared with Mort)
  • Our Man in Grrfurjiclestan (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)
  • Operation: Antarcitca (shared with Skipper, Julien)
  • Operation: Big Blue Marble Kowalski, Skipper, King Julien, Rico)
  • Smotherly Love (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)
  • Street Smarts
  • (shared with mort, Julien)
  • Goodnight and Good Chuck (shared with Rico, Skipper, Kowalski)

Relationships Edit

Main article: Private/Relationships

Cupid Edit

(Love interest in Merry Madagascar)

A female reindeer whom Private immediately falls in love with upon seeing her. This is a forbidden romance because Christmas reindeer and penguins are natural enemies because of Santa's choice from moving to the North Pole instead of the south Pole. Both their families despise the relationship, particularly Private's oldest brother Skipper, who even slapped him out of daze for Cupid. Before an actual romance, Private and Cupid depart, but not before saying goodbye to each other. Their relationship somewhat resembled to that of Romeo and Juliet.

Shawna Edit

(Love interest in season 2) Private later falls in love with a human intern named Shawna. He gets himself injured every time just to go visit her. Eventually, the others find out and Private later asks if they ever been in love, and they respond to how it felt like. However, seeing he is an animal and she was a human, this would never have been seen through. Private later chooses his brothers over love.

Gallery/Images Edit

Main article: Private/Gallery

References Edit

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