This short features the penguins from the animated hit
Takes place in between sections of the movie.
Escapees in both films are called Manfredi and Johnson.
When Alex divides the island Marty doesn't care and trots away singing parts of the theme to the Flintstones
Book "To Serve Lemur" held up while screaming "its a cookbook" reference to Twilight Zone episode "To serve Man"
dead pilots in parachutes; blowing on conch shells
When the penguins are digging underneath the ground to escape
One of the penguins says "Captain's Log"
Alex yelling on the beach when the rescue fire burns up
As Marty the Zebra comes to the island, he's surfing in to the theme from "Hawaii Five-O" (1968)
Alex hears "The Candy Man."
Running on the beach with "Chariots of Fire" playing.
Mentions Matt, Katie and Al
Juxtaposes song "It's a Wonderful World" with scenes of violence.
When Skipper the Penguin quotes Jack Nicholson as the Jack Napier when he says "we've been ratted out, boys."
Charlotte's quote "Smile and wave..." is said by one of the penguins.
King Julian and Maurice characters refer to Pinky and the Brain's characters. Physical analogies and almost same voices.
The way that Alex licks Marty when he's sleep is like Colqhoun in Ravenous licking the soldier.
Alex is laying on the beach with steaks coming from above while the soundtrack from the movie is played
When Alex sees Marty building his shack, he tells 'Spalding' the Basketball to Shutup as a reference to Wilson the Volleyball in Cast Away
Characters Shrek and Fiona named by Alex while being delirious searching the others in the beach
Gloria turns into a green fairy.
End credits--Melman dances the Napoleon
mentioned in dialogue
Movie poster when Sebastian walks down the street in the city wanting to buy a guitar
Alex the lion doll in Roddy's owner's room
While on Madagascar, Mary says, "I only know about the cartoon Madagascar. All the animals there and, oh, I cannot wait to go."
poster outside of movie theater
Jesper Asholt recalls his voice acting in the film in the review of Astérix aux jeux olympiques (2008)
Included in a $2,000 question
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Listed as containing a Wilhelm Scream.
In the scene where Gallxhar in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar (2005) can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.
mentioned by Fry
Reference in a $1,200 clue in the category "Stars by Movie Roles"
Old woman resembling Nana from train station in "Madagascar" answers her door for B.O.B.
A cab driver discusses seeing a video of an old lady hitting a lion.
Gloria makes an cameo
Subject of a $3,000 question
correct response in "Animated Films" category
Alex the lion shows up as Skipper's spiritual guide.
One of the toys that B.O.B. takes from the girl's bedroom is an Alex plush toy.
Pernille mentions the movie
Move It Move It soundtrack used during the whales scene.
AniMat gives his opinion on the films in the series.
The announcer mentions the first two Madagascar movies.
AniMat says Brave's character animation isn't too cartoony like Madagascar.
AniMat believes Ice Age is trying to be the next big animated film series like Madagascar.
B.O.B. holds an Alex-doll.
The animated film that was in competition with The Wild.
AniMat says the Madagascar films have the most cartoony CG character design without passing the limit.
Alex was told that he and his friends already left Madagascar in the first movie.
Castle refers to "the adorable animated film" that made the African nation famous
Referenced by the Girl You Wish You Hadn't Started a Conversation with at a Party on Weekend Update
Referenced in the Target Lady sketch
The chimps Mason and Phil appear on a photo of when Tito had a petting zoo to promote the taco stand.
A DreamWorks Animation film with a weird premise.
AniMat believes Free Birds' character animation should have been more cartoony like in this film.
Chris Rock impersonation sketch infers that black actors mostly play zebras and donkeys in cartoons.
AniMat hints the next classic animated film to be reviewed as being the closest thing to this film.
Isaias Afewerki asks Kitzis if he watched it
Referenced in the "Dragon Babies" digital short
Appears onscreen as an on-demand title.
Mentioned in dialogue
Mentioned by Luke Robinson.
Poster shown alongside The Wild.
Referenced by Ondrej Sokol, David Gránský and others.
many clips shown
reviewed + footage used
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Scenes from the first movie are shown in the news report.
In the scene where Gallaxhar is spreading his message around the world, a clip from Madagascar can be seen playing in the background on a screen in Times Square.
Maria watches the movie on TV
Screenplay Cliché segment.
Clip briefly shown during introduction.
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Number 8 in the top 10 DreamWorks Animation films.
Shown alongside "The Wild" to show the dueling movie
A DreamWorks animated film in the studio's "hit-and-miss" catalogue, clips shown.
Clip is used.
Comparisons between Madagascar and The Wild in terms of execution are made. Clips shown.
AniMat considers the first Madagascar film to be great. Clips shown.
Alex conducts the masses at the zoo in an identical way to Mickey Mouse in the Sorcerer's Apprentice scence in Fantasia
One of the lemurs holds up a book entitled "To Serve Lemur" and says "It's a cookbook"
plays the theme song and recreates the lion pouncing on prey scene from opening credits
after Melman accidentally burns down the wooden Statue of Liberty we see Alex the Lion kneeling in front of it paraphrasing the famous Charlton Heston scene from the end of Planet of the Apes. Alex says "You maniacs, you burned it up. Darn you! Darn you all to heck!"
The 'do not spay or neuter your pets' quip.
Marty is strutting down a NYC street to the Bee Gee's "Stayin' Alive"
Alex, the lion gets a cactus stuck to his back. The cactus is shaped like a cross. He then falls into the river and flows down a waterfall just like the movie The Mission (1986)
The penguins joke to the other animals that they will kill them and eat their livers, as did Hannibal in Silence of the Lambs
"Smile and wave" is used in both
plays the American Beauty & spoofs the rose petal scene when everything Alex sees becomes a steak
Volleyball named "Spaulding" with handprint face
Alex posing at the zoo does Zoolander's "Blue Steel" pose.
The scene where the penguin hits a lot of foosas with a spinning wheel is a spoof with the scene where Neo hits a lot of agents Smiths spining a stick
parodies the trek from a New York zoo into the wild
A man watches a parody of this in his Hummer.
A secret animal, The Killer Penguin (Hannibal Lecter-like penguin you get if you get a low score in the cloning minigame) is based on the Agent Penguins in Madagascar, with ability of killing any other animals. In the info panel, it mentioned that it lived in Madagascar.
The crates in the final scene are in the exact same positions as the ones in the first movie.