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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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

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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)
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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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,106,589 (USA) (7 November 2008)

Gross:

$179,982,968 (USA) (20 February 2009)
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Trivia

Originally before Makunga was created, Alec Baldwin was going to play himself in Africa where he tricks young movie actors into making his hunting lodge. See more »

Goofs

When the hunters attract young Alex to outside the reserve, the rope is very far from the fence, which means it had to be thrown from the outside to the inside of the reserve. The rope could only be thrown from the top of the fence, but when the rope is pulled back, near the hunters, we see it being pulled from the bottom of the lower wire of the fence. See more »

Quotes

Julien: [the animal herds are running towards the fiery volcano, planning on sacrificing Melman to the gods in hopes of creating water] Hurry up, before we come to our senses!
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The characters appear in paper macha during the end credits. See more »

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References A Wish for Wings That Work (1991) See more »

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Private Dancer
Written by Mark Knopfler
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Another Madagascar Winner
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.

The combination of humor, drama, family and friendship ties and romance all make this a wonderful animated movie and the 90 minutes zip by.


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