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The animals try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge, where Alex is reunited with his parents.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alex (voice)
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Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
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Melman (voice)
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Gloria (voice)
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Julien (voice)
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Maurice (voice)
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Mort (voice)
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Zuba (voice)
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Makunga (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
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Nana (voice)
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Skipper / Lemur (voice)
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Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights ...
Private (voice)
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Storyline

The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. All of a sudden, they land in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family, but has trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Still together. Still lost!


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Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madagascar 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£6,342,997 (UK) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

£23,296,694 (UK) (8 May 2009)
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Trivia

The hippopotamus who asks if Alex is dancing about a plane crash is voiced by Fergie, better known by her stage name, Fergie. She's well known for being a member of hip hop & R&B group The Black Eyed Peas with Will.i.am who voices Moto Moto. See more »

Goofs

The title, "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," might appear to be misleading since Madagascar can be considered part Africa. However, whether Madagascar is strictly part of Africa is perhaps geographically debatable, and certainly politically debatable. Technically, Madagascar is an island east of Africa, separate from the mainland. Politically, there is no pan-African government, and attempts to have Madagascar integrated into the African Union have historically been abortive. Furthermore, considering the various botched plans involved in the plot, the filmmakers undoubtedly intended the subtitle "Escape 2 Africa" to be somewhat ironic. See more »

Quotes

Makunga: Who could possibly take Zuba's place? Someone? Anyone? No one?
[a lion stands up]
Makunga: You, sir!
[Swings scepter towards lion, "accidentally" knocking him out]
Makunga: I guess, awkward as it is, I could carry this tremendous burden.
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3 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, so far "Madagascar" is two-for-two in the laughs department. This is just as good, if not better, than the first film.

It's another good example of the "new" (last 10 years) kind of animated feature film that adults can enjoy just as much as the kids. In some cases, perhaps like this one, adults would laugh even more because many of the gags might over the kids' heads. I'm not talking sexual innuendos, just references to things older people could recognize.

It isn't just the writing that is excellent; the artwork is spectacular, especially on Blu-Ray. The colors and the detail are just amazing! More than once, my jaw dropped at what I was seeing on the TV screen. Like the first Madagascar, the high-def images are truly spectacular.

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