Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Cast: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock

     
 

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Hopelessly stranded on the remote shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers hatch a plan to get back to Central Park that instead finds them soaking up sun in the picturesque plains of Africa. Madagascar may be a nice place to visit, but for the gang of animals who spent most of their lives in New York, there is truly no place like home. After discovering the remnants of…  See more details below

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Hopelessly stranded on the remote shores of Madagascar, the New Yorkers hatch a plan to get back to Central Park that instead finds them soaking up sun in the picturesque plains of Africa. Madagascar may be a nice place to visit, but for the gang of animals who spent most of their lives in New York, there is truly no place like home. After discovering the remnants of a crashed airplane, the penguins quickly set about making the repairs needed to get the craft airborne again. When the plane finally takes to the sky, it begins to look like it's only a matter of time before Alex the Lion (voice of Ben Stiller) and friends are soaring over New York Harbor. Unfortunately the penguins weren't the aviation experts they claimed to be, and before long the crew is coming in for a crash-landing in the untamed plains of Africa. Now, as the animals reared in the safety of the zoo come into contact with their decidedly wild counterparts for the very first time, they get a better feel for their roots while marveling over the differences between life in the concrete jungle and life on the world's second largest continent. Of course, while there's plenty to love about wandering the open plains, romantic rivalries and the risk of running into dangerous poachers soon begin to outweigh the joys of some long-overdue family reunions. With some particularly heavy cases of homesickness causing hearts to weigh heavy, the group gradually starts to wonder whether they'll ever find their way back home. Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, and Andy Richter lend their voices to this animated sequel that re-teams original Madagascar co-directors Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
A star is born in Shrek 2! It's Puss in Boots, voiced with suave and swashbuckling bravado by Antonio Banderas. Not since the 1947 Warner Bros. cartoon "Little Orphan Airedale" has the "soulful eyes routine" been used to such devastatingly funny effect. Puss, a would-be assassin hired to dispatch our not-so-jolly green ogre, effortlessly steals every scene he's in. He also revitalizes the Shrek franchise. Hopefully, a spin-off is in the works (until then, he hosts the bonus features portion of the DVD edition). Shrek 2 continues Shrek and Fiona's fairy-tale romance beyond "happy-ever-after." The original voice cast return in their triumphant signature roles: Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz as the honeymooners, and Eddie Murphy as the loquacious but lovable Donkey. New to the story are Fiona's disapproving royal parents (John Cleese, Julie Andrews) and the vengeful Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders), who schemes for her son, Prince Charming (Rupert Everett), to take Fiona for his wife. While not as emotionally satisfying as the original, Shrek 2 is just as funny; brimming with in-jokes, pop-culture references, and movie and TV spoofs ranging from The Little Mermaid to Cops. Having thoroughly punked Disney in the first film, Shrek 2 skewers Hollywood and Beverly Hills, rendered here as "Far, Far Away," a riot of boutiques (Abercrombie & Witch, Pewtery Barn) and red-carpet galas. Shrek 2 -- 2004's biggest box-office hit -- invites repeated viewings to catch all the jokes. But it's the extras that truly make this DVD an enchanting, play-it-again experience. Topping the dance party on the first Shrek DVD is the talent contest "Far, Far Away Idol," starring the one and only Simon Cowell.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/06/2009
UPC:
0097361404943
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Dreamworks Animated
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
23,530

Special Features

Closed Caption; 4 Mad music videos; Test Flight of Air Penguin video game; Jambo Jambo: Swahili Speak; Crash Landing; African Adventure

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ben Stiller Alex
Chris Rock Marty
David Schwimmer Melman
Jada Pinkett Smith Gloria the Hippo
Sacha Baron Cohen King Julien
Cedric the Entertainer Maurice
Andy Richter Mort
Bernie Mac Zuba
Sherri Shepherd Alex's Mom
Alec Baldwin Makunga
will.i.am Moto Moto
Elisa Pensler Gabrielli Nana
Tom McGrath Skipper
Chris Miller Kowalski
Christopher Knights Private
Conrad Vernon Mason

Technical Credits
Eric Darnell Director,Screenwriter
Tom McGrath Director,Screenwriter
James Bolt Sound/Sound Designer
Etan Cohen Screenwriter
Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin Production Designer
Jennifer Dahlman Production Manager
Leslee Feldman Casting
Will E. Files Sound/Sound Designer
Shannon Jeffries Art Director
Robert Koo Original Story
Guillermo Navarro Cinematographer
Andy Nelson Sound Mixer
H. Lee Peterson Editor
Scott T. Peterson Special Effects Supervisor
Kenneth Smith Musical Direction/Supervision
Mireille Soria Producer
Claudia SouthMartin Production Manager
Mark Swift Producer
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer
will.i.am Score Composer,Songwriter
Hans Zimmer Score Composer,Songwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
1. Chapter 1 [4:14]
2. Chapter 2 [2:30]
3. Chapter 3 [2:39]
4. Chapter 4 [6:25]
5. Chapter 5 [1:42]
6. Chapter 6 [2:52]
7. Chapter 7 [3:30]
8. Chapter 8 [4:05]
9. Chapter 9 [2:55]
10. Chapter 10 [2:53]
11. Chapter 11 [1:27]
12. Chapter 12 [2:55]
13. Chapter 13 [4:44]
14. Chapter 14 [2:35]
15. Chapter 15 [2:32]
16. Chapter 16 [1:13]
17. Chapter 17 [2:54]
18. Chapter 18 [3:00]
19. Chapter 19 [2:42]
20. Chapter 20 [5:28]
21. Chapter 21 [3:05]
22. Chapter 22 [8:43]
23. Chapter 23 [4:29]

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Better the first, funnier and the penguins are hilarious.
NinaBefore More than 1 year ago
After seeing this one, I reviewed the original. The characters and story held up, but the visuals were better in the first. The background scenery is stunning in this sequel. The airplane landing was the funniest ever. The story held me, and my 85 year old mother, throughout. I loved the penguins. There were a lot of well-told messages: you love who you love, friendship comes in all forms, and looking alike is not being alike. I highly recommend for both adults and children.
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
*Entertaining and enjoyable. *Vivid special effects keep your attention. ***** As the package states some of the material is inappropriate for youth under age 13. The storyline may appear to be similar to another animated movie you have seen, yet it is still funny and entertaining. The background music and "characters" are going to get you dancing and make you "move it - move it." You'll delight in the gang again, the loud lion; the gracious giraffe; the hilarious hippopotamus; and the zany zebra, they are back to keep you laughing out loud. A favorable review: LOL! entertainment, enjoy! It's good for discussing some of the life lessons presented in the movie.
YaYaFL More than 1 year ago
Madagascar 2 did not disappoint. It actually has more plot and the characters are as funny as ever with more of the hilarious penguins featured. Some parts are a bit scarey for my 3 year old grandson and I wish there had been more music, but overall it was lots of fun and really beautifully done with great animation and colorful visuals.
jxmae More than 1 year ago
i love this movie! it totally lives up to the first one but this time its funnier and has more crazy penguin stunts. i was laughing the whole time while watching this!
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