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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Closed Caption; All-new "I Like to Move It, Move It" music video; Hear the very first-ever penguin commentary as they give you their unique take on their role in the film; Escape with untamed games and jungle activities for the whole family! ; Try your hand at "Fossa Whack" and "Learn to Draw!"; Get the inside scoop with "Behind the Crates," "The Tech of Madagascar," and "Mad Mishaps."; Help the penguins "Crack the Code" for a special surprise; Plus, more wild entertainment featuring your Madagascar friends!
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It's all happening at the Central Park Zoo in New York City, especially for Alex the pampered lion (Ben Stiller), Melman the hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer), and Gloria the maternal hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith). But Marty the zebra (Chris Rock), experiencing a midlife crisis on his tenth birthday, wants to follow his wanderlust to…Connecticut(!), where -- he has been erroneously informed -- the wild things roam free. He bolts for the train station, and his three friends escape from the zoo to retrieve him -- a gambit that is misinterpreted as a cry to return to their natural habitat. But a funny thing happens on their way to a Kenyan preserve. Thanks to a quartet of escape-happy penguins, they are rerouted to the eponymous island, where carnivore Alex discovers the circle of life does not include being brought steaks every night by human handlers. Will he revert to his basic instincts? Madagascar boasts a menagerie of scene-stealing supporting characters, including Sacha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show) as a goofy lemur king and Cedric the Entertainer as his second in command. But waddling away with the movie are Mort (Andy Richter), Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico as the penguin commandos who talk like the Dead End Kids. So auspicious was their screen debut that they were immediately signed for their own short subject, The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper, which premiered theatrically with Wallace and Grommit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit and is happily included on this DVD. Madagascar follows the Shrek template: A-list voice cast; irreverent humor; too-hip-for-the-playroom references (HMOs, author Tom Wolfe) for the adults; and a rockin' soundtrack for the kids. The poop jokes? Come on, they’re for everybody. Alex's dilemma adds some bite to this culture-shock comedy (and may frighten little ones). If kids loved Madagascar in theaters, they will go wild for this DVD, which comes packed with interactive games, activities, and projects. The penguins even contribute audio commentary!
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2005
  • UPC: 678149456622
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:26:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 8,920

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
Technical Credits
Eric Darnell Director, Original Story, Screenwriter
Tom McGrath Director, Screenwriter
Mark Burton Screenwriter
Teresa Cheng Co-producer
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin Production Designer
Leslee Feldman Casting
Billy Frolick Screenwriter
Harry Gregson-Williams Score Composer
Craig Heath Sound/Sound Designer
Shannon Jeffries Art Director
Tom McGrath Original Story
Peter Mehlman Consultant/advisor
H. Lee Peterson Editor
Douglas Pierce Set Decoration/Design
Robert Renga Sound/Sound Designer
Pres Romanillos Animator
Kenneth Smith Musical Direction/Supervision
Mireille Soria Producer
Conrad Vernon Consultant/advisor
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madagascar
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:00]
1. 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]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Madagascar
   Play Movie
   DWK Dreamworks Kids!!!
      I Like to Move It, Move It" Music Video
      Games & Activities
         BEqual Madagascar Trivia
         Learn to Draw
            Alex
            Marty
            Gloria
            Melman
         Fossa Whack
         Matching Lemurs
         Marty's Birthday Wish
         Madagascar Symphony
         Footprint Icon
      DVD-ROM
   Audio Setup
      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
   Crack the Code
   Special Features
      Mad Mishaps
      Meet the Wild Cast
      Behind the Crates
      The Tech of Madagascar
      Commentary
         Filmmakers' Commentary: On/Off
      Penguin Chat
      Enchanted Island
      Previews
      Cast
         Ben Stiller
         Chris Rock
         David Schwimmer
         Jada Pinkett Smith
         Sacha Baron Cohen
         Cedric the Entertainer
         Andy Richter
      Filmmakers
         Eric Darnell
         Tom McGrath
         Mireille Soria
         Teresa Cheng
         Mark Burton
         Billy Frolick
         Hans Zimmer
         H. Lee Peterson
         Kendal Cronkite
         Philippe Gluckman
         Rex Grignon
         Ewan Johnson
         Shannon Jeffries
      Production Notes
      Galleries
         New York
            Paintings
            Zoo Animals
            Grand Central Props
            City Props
            Zoo Props
            Subway Props
         The Ship
            Paintings
            Ship Props
         Madagascar
            Paintings
            Lemur Life
            Plane Props
            Fruit and Foliage
            Marty's Pad
            Zooster's Jungle
   Subtitles
      English
      French
      Spanish
      None
   Scene Index
   The Penguins Christmas Caper
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Clever, unformula

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Entertaining movie

    My daughter likes watching this over and over. Excellent quality, and good entertainment for kids.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    great movie

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Good for what ails ya!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Fantastic Family Movie!

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A movie that will entertain kids AND adults!!

    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!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not for a kid

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Okay, but not the best I've seen

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely a young kids movie

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Kids movie?

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loads of fun for the family

    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.

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