Big bad wolf

Cumberbatch in Madagascar

Last year, Benedict Cumberbatch demonstrated his impressive vocal abilities in his role as the titular fire-breathing Smaug in the second Hobbit film.

The actor's latest role sees him pertaining to a much younger audience as he voices an animated wolf in the next of the Madagascar franchise, Penguins of Madagascar.

The film follows a quartet of witty penguins who are taken in by Cumberbatch's character, Classified: a smooth-talking wolf and leader of a secret protective animal agency.

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Who's afraid of the big bad Benedict wolf?

Well...less afraid, more amused.

Penguins of Madagascar will be released December 4, 2014.

See the trailer below:

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