Aardman penguins kicks Madagascar penguin buttI saw Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit today, and I loved it. I don't want what I am about to tell you to prevent you from seeing this hilarious movie in theaters. But before you can enjoy the film, you have to sit through this horrible short from Dreamworks Animation: A Christmas Caper, featuring the penguins from Madagascar.

I never did see Madagascar, so I may be biased, or perhaps I'm missing some in-jokes. But I usually love watching penguins, especially animated penguins. Penguins make anything funnier. So why was A Christmas Caper so terrible and unfunny?