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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  8 June 2012 (USA)
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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.

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Alex (voice)
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Marty (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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Gia (voice)
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Vitaly (voice)
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Stefano (voice)
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Kowalski (voice)
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Private (voice)
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Storyline

Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus. Written by Anonymous

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penguin | circus | animal | lemur | giraffe | See All (57) »

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Six years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface


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Rated PG for some mild action and rude humor | See all certifications »

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8 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madagascar 3  »

Box Office

Budget:

$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,316,738 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$216,366,733 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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Trivia

When the monkeys are dressed up they go by the name 'King of Versailles'; the actual King of Versailles was Louie XVI, infamously married to Marie Antoinette. The license plate of the penguins' car reads EAT CAKE, a quote of Antoinette's. See more »

Goofs

US-style amber diamond-shaped traffic signs are seen in the scene, when the penguin's car crashes through the road-work-barrier in Monaco. As all European countries, Monaco uses triangular red-and-white warning signs. See more »

Quotes

Skipper: I say we let it ride, then we pick up the hippies and fly back in style.
Kowalski: Can we get an Airbus A380?
Skipper: Solid gold, baby!
Kowalski: Skipper, I'm afraid a solid gold plane would be too heavy to fly.
Skipper: Kowalski, we're rich now. The laws of physics don't apply to us.
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Any Way You Want It
Written by Steve Perry and Neal Schon
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Fun at the circus!
4 July 2012 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Far too many sequels fall short of the original (Ice Age and Shrek come to mind, I think most people prefer the original ). Well, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is here to remind you that not all movies follow that pattern. In my opinion this one feels better then the second and just as good as the first.

I'll try to summarize the story line. It picks up where they left us in part 2, the animals are trying to go back to New York City to their lovely " Home ", the Central Park zoo. In the process they have to stow away with a run-down traveling circus to stay hidden from a killer animal control officer.

This movie is perfect for some family fun and the themes it has of friendship and no matter what friends always stick together is important for the youngsters. couples on a date or a group of friends that are looking for some laughs, will not be disappointed as well. If you are interested in watching it in 3D, it's decent at best.


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