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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:
Alex (voice)
Melman (voice)
Gloria (voice)
Julien (voice)
Maurice (voice)
Mort (voice)
Zuba (voice)
Makunga (voice)
Mom (voice)
Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
Nana (voice)
Skipper / Lemur (voice)
Kowalski (voice)
Private (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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:

Madagascar 2  »


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,106,589, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The sequel Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) was confirmed months before this one came out. See more »


Lions do not have opposable thumbs. All the lions shown in this series have them. See more »


Marty: That is definitely not crackalackin'.
Alex: It is lackin' in the crackin', my friend.
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Crazy Credits

The penguins knock out the fishing boy and take his place on the moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo. See more »


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User Reviews

Very entertaining and colourful, and does it live up the first? Yes it does
4 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

The first Madagascar was a colourful and above average animated movie. I saw its sequel last night for the first time, not sure not to expect, and I was surprised. It actually lives up to the first pretty much (and almost surpasses it), it isn't as zany in terms of humour to its original despite some very clever references, but it has more heart than the first film did. Of course the plot is very predictable and I did notice one or two similarities with the Lion King, and probably slower than pace. But it is well the watch, for a number of reasons. The animation was beautiful and very colourful, even more so than the original. The characters are still great, the penguins were great fun, but Julien was absolutely hilarious here. The voice actors bring a lot of vigour into the film, Jada Pinkett Smith has more to do here, Ben Stiller and Chris Rock provide great comedy and heart and Sacha Baron Cohen is a hoot as Julien. Plus there is a sweet romantic interlude between Melman and Gloria. All in all, a fun sequel that lives up to the first. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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