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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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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 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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madagascar | zoo | lion | sequel | africa | See more »

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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:

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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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A specially-made segment featuring Julien and Private was used as part of a 2008 Comcast Digital Voice commercial. See more »

Goofs

When Alex chooses to fight Teetsi the scene changes to Makunga making a comment to the lion on his left. Just as Makunga utters the words, "this ought to be good" the lion several rows in back and to the right of Makunga mouths the same words at the exact moment. This reveals how the animators use computer generated forms, animate them then simply place them in a scene with different skins. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: Is this place great or what?
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Crazy Credits

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Alex on the Spot
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Madagascar 2: Return of the Penguins
30 October 2008 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

As with the comment ahead of mine: it's all about the penguins. They should have their own movie.

We were chanting: more penguins, more penguins. At the screening we just saw, people who loved the first Madagascar movie waited excitedly for the magic to begin... I LOVED the first one. Interesting note: I liked the first one better, but my BF thinks this one has a better and deeper plot and pointed out in particular that while in the first one Gloria (the hippo) was the butt of many fat jokes, in this one she is celebrated just for being beautiful.

The whole movie is breathtakingly beautiful. We didn't see this on IMAX but I bet the IMAX version will be a treat.

Sascha Baron Cohen's King is again the hands-down favorite, I heard a ripple of joy murmur through the theater at everything he said and did, although my personal favorites (after the Penguins) are Maurice and Mort, the King's cohorts.

BF was also teasing me mercilessly because (and I'm nearly ashamed to admit it) there's one scene that had me totally teared up! Yes, I cried. Can't spoil it - go see the movie and tell me after if you know what choked me up! The film did not hold the attention of some of the very small children at the screening we saw, because some portions of the film only involve adult storyline concerning the adult star characters (Alec Baldwin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and so forth) but when the little characters are on screen (the baby lion in particular is DARLING) the children present were absolutely captivated.

It's fun. It's not the greatest movie of all time, but it's very fun and children will want to watch it again and again.


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