Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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The third entry in the Madagascar franchise finds the tightknit group of animals joining a traveling circus in order to get back home. Noah Baumbach provides the script, with Eric Darnell handling director duties. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sacha Baron Cohen reprise the voice roles, with Frances McDormand stepping in as the villain.
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The third entry in the Madagascar franchise finds the tightknit group of animals joining a traveling circus in order to get back home. Noah Baumbach provides the script, with Eric Darnell handling director duties. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sacha Baron Cohen reprise the voice roles, with Frances McDormand stepping in as the villain.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1: Blu-ray 3D movie; ; Disc 2: Blu-ray movie; Blu-ray exclusives: ; Get them to the train; The animators' corner; Trivia track; Ringmasters; Madagascar 3 roundtable; High-flying deleted scenes; Filmmakers' commentary; ; Disc 3 - DVD movie; Mad music mash-up; Big top cast; High-flying deleted scenes; And more wild fun!
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Movies, like people, benefit from a great first impression, and the animated sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted certainly leads with its strongest sequence. Opening with an elaborate chase scene through Monte Carlo, the filmmakers keep adding physical and verbal gags with dizzying confidence until the sequence establishes its own laws of physics -- like when the Road Runner could hover in the air forever while Wile E. Coyote would plummet to the ground. It's arguably the best sustained bit in any of the Madagascar films, and it builds up such good will that we can forgive the rest of the picture for never matching it. The story this time around is that dear friends Alex the Lion voice of Ben Stiller, Marty the Zebra Chris Rock, Melman the Giraffe David Schwimmer, and Gloria the Hippo Jada Pinkett Smith leave Madagascar and wind up in Europe, where they are chased by Captain Chantal DuBois Frances McDormand, a police officer whose greatest joy is mounting the heads of animals she's killed on her office walls. The menagerie hide out in a circus train, and they eventually decide to buy the company and put on a show so entertaining that they will be booked to perform in New York City, finally allowing them to return home. With a co-screenwriting credit by Noah Baumbach, you might expect something different from the third film in this successful franchise, but the result is more of a consolidation than a reinvention. The jokes are better, the characters' emotional arcs give everything a solid foundation, and the voice actors who are new to the series McDormand, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston all bring fresh energy to a cinematic universe that looked to be creatively spent halfway through Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. Dreamworks has three very different animated tentpoles. The fractured fairy-tale Shrek films have made billions of dollars worldwide, the Kung Fu Panda movies are the studio's most artistically successful, and the Madagascar franchise falls somewhere in between those two. With comic talents like Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, and Sacha Baron Cohen, these movies have a higher bar to clear than the average family film. It would be easy for everyone to coast through these films, but Cohen is as uninhibited -- if markedly less dangerous -- here as he is in his own starring vehicles, and Rock has never had a better vehicle for transferring his stand-up skills to the big screen. These movies meet our expectations -- occasionally providing a few moments of unexpected, smart hilarity -- but nothing more. Audiences would have been rightfully exhausted had the film tried to maintain the manic energy of its first big scene, but if the creative team had managed to get close to it a few more times, they would have had a standout movie. As it is, Madagascar 3 is satisfying without ever aiming for greatness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • UPC: 097361476643
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: 3D Blu-ray/2D Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UV + Digital Copy
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 24,156

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Voice Only
Chris Rock Voice Only
David Schwimmer Voice Only
Jada Pinkett Smith Voice Only
Sacha Baron Cohen Voice Only
Cedric the Entertainer Voice Only
Andy Richter Voice Only
Tom McGrath Voice Only, Voice Only
Frances McDormand Voice Only
Jessica Chastain Voice Only
Bryan Cranston Voice Only
Martin Short Voice Only
Chris Miller Voice Only
Christopher Knights Voice Only
Conrad Vernon Voice Only, Voice Only
Vinnie Jones Voice Only
Steve Jones Voice Only
Nick Fletcher Voice Only
Paz Vega Voice Only
Frank Welker Voice Only
Danny Jacobs Voice Only, Voice Only
Dan O'Connor Voice Only, Voice Only
Eric Darnell Voice Only, Voice Only, Voice Only
Stephen Kearin Voice Only
Emily Nordwind Voice Only
Asucena Jimenez Voice Only
Technical Credits
Eric Darnell Director, Screenwriter
Tom McGrath Director
Conrad Vernon Director
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin Production Designer
Holly Edwards Associate Producer
Leslee Feldman Casting
Will E. Files Sound/Sound Designer
Nick Fletcher Editor
Christi Soper Hilt Casting
Shannon Jeffries Art Director
Dinesh Krishnan-Nair Production Manager
Noah Baumbach Screenwriter
Mireille Soria Producer
Claudia SouthMartin Production Manager
Mark Swift Producer
Billy Weber Editor
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
1. Scene 1 [5:16]
2. Scene 2 [5:35]
3. Scene 3 [8:53]
4. Scene 4 [8:03]
5. Scene 5 [5:00]
6. Scene 6 [7:43]
7. Scene 7 [6:15]
8. Scene 8 [5:08]
9. Scene 9 [6:54]
10. Scene 10 [1:28]
11. Scene 11 [3:55]
12. Scene 12 [6:40]
13. Scene 13 [4:30]
14. Scene 14 [5:39]
15. Scene 15 [1:38]
16. Scene 16 [10:35]
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Disc #1 -- Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
   High Flying Fun
      Big Top Cast
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Melman Picks a Circus Act (Test)
         Next Performance: New York City (Test)
         Lion Meet Venom (Test)
      Mad Music Mash-Up
      Circus Acts (DVD-ROM)
      Filmmakers' Commentary
         Commentary Subtitles
            Subtitles: None
         Rise of the Guardians
         Jump Start Into Madagascar World
         How to Train Your Dragon
            How to Train Your Dragon
            Dragons Riders of Berk
            How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular
            Dragons Gift of the Night Fury
         Kung Fu Panda
            Kung Fu Panda
            Kung Fu Panda Holiday
            Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness
         Madagascar 3 The Video Game
   Set Up
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         English Audio Description
         Filmmakers' Commentary
            Commentary Subtitles
               Subtitles: None
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    This was not as good as the original Madagascar, and the Penguin

    This was not as good as the original Madagascar, and the Penguins don't look or sound the same as the TV series. But it has some cool new characters! I still don't understand why they took the movies in one direction and the TV series in another.

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    Posted July 7, 2013

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