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At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild. Written by
According to the audio commentary the directors of the film originally didn't want the characters to say Madagascar in the movie but they caved in and decided to let Julien introduce it later in the movie. See more »
When on the ship, the penguins peep out of their crate through circular holes that are clearly big enough to let them out, especially for Kowalksi and Rico. There was no need for Rico to break them open with a fake key. See more »
Moderately funny movie. Decent lines, some funny moments. I have to admit I liked Ali G as the king lemur singing "Move It" as did my 7 and 4 year olds. Some funny visuals as well (won't spoil those here) but this movie is nowhere in the league of Shrek or the better Disney stuff, and certainly not as funny as the highlight reel that was the trailer being shown for the last couple of weeks on television. If you haven't gone yet, you might want to wait until it hits your local second-run discount theater, or just rent it because as another poster mentioned, it is in no way worth spending $50+ for a family of four. And the poster who gave it a 10-star review, along with his blathering drivel of a review ("reel" indeed, ugh) is an obvious studio plant, pay it no mind.
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