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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

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)
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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!


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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:

PHP 28,935,877 (Philippines) (9 November 2008)

Gross:

$180,010,950 (USA)
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Trivia

David Schwimmer's character dilemma of falling in love with one of his best friends is much like his long running gag in Friends (1994). See more »

Goofs

During the plane launch, Mort is seen falling off the plane as it is catapulted into the air. However moments later when Alex looks out the window, he has appeared on the wing. See more »

Quotes

Julien: Do you mind going back? This is first class.
Julien: It's nothing personal, it's just that we're better than you.
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Crazy Credits

The characters appear in paper mache during the closing credits. See more »

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

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The Four Seasons: Spring (Allegro)
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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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