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Wonder Girls Hit 'Nobody' Reportedly Appears On U.S. Big Screen In 'Penguins Of Madagascar'

By Tamar Herman | December 02, 2014 07:16 AM EST

One of Korea's most popular songs appeared in the recently released Hollywood film, Penguins of Madagascar.

The Wonder Girls' song "Nobody," released in 2008, allegedly appears during a scene set in Shanghai, China in Penguins of Madagascar. The film, the fourth feature film in the Madagascar franchise, was released in the United States and Canada on November 26, and November 14 in China. By December, the film had made over $40 million.

Even though fans of K-Pop have reported "Nobody" appearing in Penguins the song is not listed on the official soundtrack, which was released on November 25. The official soundtrack is composed of 19 songs, all of which were composed by Lorne Balfe.

"Nobody" was Wonder Girls hit song, and caused a dance craze throughout Asia. In 2009, "Nobody" became the first K-Pop song to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, after the group released an English version of "Nobody."

"Nobody" was also remade for Chinese and Japanese speaking audiences, when Wonder Girls promoted in China in 2010 and Japan in 2012.

Wonder Girls made an intense effort to break into the American music market, and toured with the Jonas Brothers, collaborated with Akon, released several English-language songs, and had their very own Nickelodeon movie.

The group has been on hiatus since member Sunye got married in 2013. Member Sohee has since left the group's label, JYP Entertainment, and Yeeun debuted as a solo artist in 2014, under the stage name HA:TFELT.

JYP Entertainment has not confirmed that "Nobody" was licensed for use in Penguins of Madagascar.

The song appears during a scene when the penguins explore the Shanghai Zoo, and, due to only the chorus being heard, it is unknown which version of the song is played.

Penguins of Madagascar will be released in South Korea on December 31. M.I.B's Kangnam is the movie's honorary ambassador in South Korea.

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