MadagascarDirector: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
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A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Alex (voice of Ben Stiller) is a lion who enjoys a charmed life as one of the leading attractions at a zoo in New York City's Central Park. While Alex and his pals Marty the Zebra (voice of Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (voice of Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (voice of David Schwimmer) are happy with their lot in life, they occasionally have a certain curiosity about the outside world, and when the zoo's penguins decide to make a break for it, Marty follows them into the city. Alex, Gloria, and Melman set out to find Marty before he gets into trouble, but they're a bit too late, and soon the zookeepers have decided that the animals are restless and need to be returned to the wild. Soon the critters find themselves living on the coast of Madagascar, where they quickly discover they aren't quite suited for living in the wild. Madagascar also features the voice talents of Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
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Cast & Crew
|Ben Stiller||Alex the Lion|
|Chris Rock||Marty the Zebra|
|David Schwimmer||Melman the Giraffe|
|Jada Pinkett Smith||Gloria the Hippo|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||King Julien|
|Cedric the Entertainer||Maurice|
|Eric Darnell||Director,Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin||Production Designer|
|Harry Gregson-Williams||Score Composer|
|Craig Heath||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Shannon Jeffries||Art Director|
|Tom McGrath||Original Story|
|H. Lee Peterson||Editor|
|Douglas Pierce||Set Decoration/Design|
|Robert Renga||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Kenneth Smith||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Hans Zimmer||Score Composer|
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:00]
5. Chapter 5 [5:32]
6. Chapter 6 [3:01]
7. Chapter 7 [4:04]
8. Chapter 8 [5:16]
9. Chapter 9 [4:35]
10. Chapter 10 [1:38]
11. Chapter 11 [2:45]
12. Chapter 12 [4:01]
13. Chapter 13 [4:32]
14. Chapter 14 [4:35]
15. Chapter 15 [4:28]
16. Chapter 16 [4:17]
17. Chapter 17 [3:26]
18. Chapter 18 [4:56]
19. Chapter 19 [5:00]
20. Chapter 20 [4:39]
Crack the Code
Enter Your Code
DWK! Dreamworks Kids!!!
Music Video: "I Like to Move It, Move It"
Games & Activities
bEqual Madagascar Trivia
Learn to Draw
Marty's Birthday Wish
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Filmmakers' Commentary: On
Filmmakers' Commentary: Off
Meet the Wild Cast
Behind the Crates
The Tech of Madagascar
Filmmakers' Commentary: On
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Sacha Baron Cohen
Cedric the Entertainer
H. Lee Peterson
Grand Central Props
Fruit and Foliage
The Penguins in a Christmas Caper
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Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, wow, loved the casting and concept of Madagascar. Brilliantly executed and very fun for our whole family. The zoo animals pop right off the screen and that New York is mixed in, well, doesn't get much better. Perfect for a grey rainy day.
This movie sucked. Save your money. Waste of time. I almost asked for my money back for sitting through this piece of crap!
We LOVE this movie!! Our 2 year old son watches it everyday, and my husband and I do not have a problem with that. We eagerly watch and laugh every time:-) It is absolutely hilarious. Every character is equally funny. We are actually disappointed there isn't a sequel. We would like to find the song, "I like to move it move it" since our son can't get enough of it!!
my daughter loves dancing to this movie. she's in kindergarten & they are learning spanish so she likes watching the movie in english first then in spanish. then at the end she likes to dance to the video.
I thought it was okay. There wasn't much humor in it and I thought that the concept was pretty dumb. I wouldn't see it again, but I would recommend it to a very young kid who likes animals.
The movie as I see it has an analogy about the fear and courage it takes to step out on your own and stop depending upon corporate America (job) to be your sole revenue stream.(Steak) So if your looking for inspiration to follow your dreams and to live life the way you were supposed too, sit down with the kids, watch this movie. Then begin step by step to apply the principles in this movie till you are truly free.
Pros: Nice concept Cons: The story falls short of concept and lost potential to become a success. It lost it's edge on choosing the role and find a right ending and present it self to the right audience. The Bottom Line: A nice timepass movie, for kids to watch it with adults. We did enjoy it but will not watch it again, I suppose.
My daughter likes watching this over and over. Excellent quality, and good entertainment for kids.
I loved this movie!!! Humor for both kids and adults (although I didn't pick up on some of the adult humor until after a few times of watching it). The beginning is a little slow, but there are plenty of entertaining story lines to keep you laughing. The penguins are hilarious! Definitely recommended!!!
Remember when you were a kid and watched cartoons? Well, you can be a kid again and forget about all the grown-up stuff going on around you for a few hours. It's a good way to keep your sanity and the characters are fun.
This movie is okay. Though the animation was EXTREMELY well done, the plot line was very weak and the lemurs got on my nerves. The song "Move It" is cool, but gets annoying after you hear it several times. I recently saw "Cars" in the theaters, and Madagascar just can't be compared with that. However, they did a good job picking the right cast for the voices (Chris Rock as Marty, Ben Stiller as Alex, Jada Smith as Gloria, etc.). But anyway... this movie is okay, but it's not the ultimate, best movie I've seen in my life.
Haven't just visited Manhattan prior to seeing this movie in theatrical release, I especially enjoyed watching the animated characters interacting in settings I'd just been in - including Central Park and Grand Central Station. Yet, whether or not you recognize any landmarks in the story's initial NYC backdrop, you'll find this tale of liberated zoo animals to be loads of fun -- especially the antics of the penguins and lemurs. This is a family flick that any member of the family wouldn't hesitate to see again.