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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

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!


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

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

Alex's family birth-mark is shaped like the continent of Africa, including the island of Madagascar. See more »

Goofs

When they ram the dam you can clearly see the old lady purse fly into the water and go down with the dam but they later give it to Makunga. See more »

Quotes

Skipper: [Looking at the blueprints for the plane] Very impressive, Kowalski. But will it fly?
Kowalski: Yes, if you fold it here, here, and here.
[Folds plans into paper plane and throws it]
Skipper: Nice.
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Crazy Credits

The penguins kick the fishing boy off the "DreamWorks" logo. (The boy's voice is supplied by Jeffrey Katzenberg, uncredited.) See more »

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References Lawrence of Arabia (1962) See more »

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Big And Chunky
Written by Hans Zimmer and Will i Am (as will.i.am)
Performed by Will i Am (as will.i.am)
will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
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User Reviews

 
Better than the original
7 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought that the first Madagascar had promising characters and a decent premise, but it was very poorly put together. My son, who was 8 or 9 at the time loved the movie, however. We saw the sequel this morning and we both agreed - it was much better than the original. And, since part II begins with a brief summary of part I, there is no need to see the first one to understand what's happening in the new movie. All the main characters are back and there are many new ones as well. Going in, the big question on my mind was "do the penguins play a bigger role in the sequel?"... answer is "Yes, but not much bigger". All in all an enjoyable movie that outshines it's predecessor!


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