Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa


Our runaway zoo animals try to leave Madagascar on an airplane but crash-lands on the main continent where Alex finds his parents. The title may be completely illogical, but the movie benefits from a few improvements on the original. It is funnier, pure and simple, with dialogue and situations that are somewhat inspired and actors enjoying themselves as a very motley bunch of critters. Those entrepreneurial penguins are great fun once again. There is still too much pointless silliness and too few original ideas… but kids will love it and the music is infectious.

2008-U.S. Animated. 89 min. Color. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath. Music: Hans Zimmer. Voices of Ben Stiller (Alex), Chris Rock (Marty), David Schwimmer (Melman), Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer… Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Alec Baldwin, Will. I. Am.

Trivia: Followed by Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012).


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