Club Penguin: The Movie (also known as Club Penguin: The Movie - The Adventure Begins, Club Penguin and Club Penguin - Operation: Blackout) is a 2017 Canadian-American 3D computer-animated musical comedy-adventure family film based on the 2007 Disney online video game of the same name by Lane Merrifield, who later signed up to produce the movie along with Colin Lloyd Pendergast.

Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, and Colin Entertainment, Ltd., and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, this film is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, produced by Colin Lloyd Pendergast and Lane Merrifield, and executive produced by John Lasseter. The film was released in March 29, 2017, the same day that Club Penguin was discontinued to make way for its successor Club Penguin Island.

It is confirmed that a spin-off series for the film, Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force will be airing on Disney XD.


Because the EPF was soon rushing over to Herbert P. Bear, Club Penguin became completely defenseless. Herbert is successfully able to bomb the EPF Headquarters and kidnap Gary the Gadget Guy, which allows him to conquer the Club Penguin Island. Two penguins named Paxton and Olivia, who both moved into Antarctica, are recruited as EPF Agents to stop Herbert and save Club Penguin, as well as across the world.


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Many Club Penguin users voiced themselves recorded in D23 Expo. Roofhowse, Blizzard, Jangrah, Sydmull and Lorna from the Club Penguin TV-specials appeared as cameos.



In late 2015, Colin Lloyd Pendergast is writing the script for a Club Penguin feature film, as he got the permission from Walt Disney Studios with the special help of Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee (who also directed the 2013 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film Frozen together). In March 17, 2016, the script is completed. The film was originally going to be released in October 24, 2017 for the 12th anniversary for the game, but it was changed to March 29 as the original Club Penguin game would be discontinued to make way for its successor Club Penguin Island.


During pre-production, John Hurt is hired by Pendergast, and he confirmed his role as the secondary antagonist name Doctor Skia. A few weeks later, he finished recording the lines on January 20, until five days later, he was passed away on January 25, 2017.


The character designs of the penguins are illustrated by Lane Merrifield and Colin Lloyd Pendergast. Those character designs for the movie are similar to the character designs from the game. After pre-production wrapped up, Walt Disney Animation Studios will create the computer animation for the penguins, the puffles, the characters, and the Antarctica-like environment.

Post Production

One teaser trailer is released on December 25, 2016 on the official Disney and Club Penguin YouTube channels. A few months later, two theatrical trailers are released on February 10, 2017. In post-production, Nick Fletcher and Chris McKay edited the entire sequence of Dot the Disguise Gal singing "Master of Disguise" from LazyTown using the animated footage, Dot's voice, and the instrumental music track from said song.


The film is composed by Christophe Beck, Henry Jackman, Phil Collins, and Mark Mancina. The songs that are heard from the credits include The Party Starts Now! by Cadence, Look Through My Eyes by Phil Collins (previously heard from the 2003 Disney film Brother Bear), We Will Rock You by Queen and remixed by VonLichten (previously heard from the 2015 film Pixels), and Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake (previously heard from the 2016 DreamWorks film Trolls). The musical numbers for the movie, including "New Home Begins", "Good Morning", "We Had To Work Together", "Untitled villain song", "TBA" and "TBA", are written by Mark Mancina. One song from LazyTown, "Master of Disguise", is sung by Dot, voiced by Grey DeLisle.


Home media

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Television specials and shorts

Walt Disney Animation Studios released three Club Penguin TV specials We Wish You a Merry Walrus, Club Penguin: Monster Beach Party, and Club Penguin: Halloween Panic! on Club Penguin's official YouTube channel, and also on DVD and Blu-Ray. They also released four Club Penguin Shorts that are only available on DVD and Blu-Ray.


Box office

The film earned $1.104 billion worldwide, and was a huge commercial success.

Critical response

Club Penguin: The Movie received universal critical acclaim from audiences, critics and Club Penguin fans across the globe. The film got a 100% "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes saying "Club Penguin: The Movie is a special exciting fun treat for the whole family and a fun, smart and interesting way to give a nice and heartwarming conclusion to a terrific online game. Kids love that film so much that they bid farewell to Club Penguin, the original online game itself." Another review aggregator, Metacritic, gave the film a score of 94 out of 100 based on 123 reviews indicating "universal acclaim".




Club Penguin: The Movie is rated G for some mild cartoon violence. This movie is for general audiences, so all ages are admitted.



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Colin Entertainment Ltd. accepted the rights of all characters from Club Penguin, which was owned by Disney Interactive Studios.

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  • English - Club Penguin: The Movie
  • Japanese - クラブペンギン:映画
  • German - Klubpinguin: Der Film
  • French - Pingouin De Club : Le Film
  • Spanish - Pingüino Del Club: La Película
  • Italian - Pinguino Di Club: Il Film


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