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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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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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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 Kings of France who lived in Versailles palace were Louis' XIV, XV, and XVI, the last being infamously married to Marie Antoinette. The license plate of the penguins' car reads EAT CAKE, a quote often attributed to Antoinette. See more »

Goofs

The steam locomotive of the circus train is a North American style not European as are the heavyweight passenger cars. See more »

Quotes

King Julien XIII: [Waiting for the signal to turn off the casino master switch] Now?
Maurice: Not yet.
King Julien XIII: Okay?
Maurice: No!
[later]
Maurice: Now!
King Julien XIII: [Sticking pencils in his nose, ears and mouth] Uh, I'm a little busy right now.
Maurice: Just pull the switch!
King Julien XIII: Okay, fine.
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Referenced in Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) See more »

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Firework
Written by Katy Perry, Ester Dean (as Esther Dean), Mikkel S. Eriksen (as Mikkel Eriksen), T.E. Hermansen (Tor Hermansen) and Sandy Wilhelm
Performed by Katy Perry
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Pretty weak and anti-French
13 February 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The animals we've gotten to know in the previous two movies continue their quest to get home to NY in this third installment of the very profitable movie franchise. This time they buy a circus in order to impress an American promoter enough to book them in NY, thus taking them home for good.

First of all, having recently watched Pixar's Brave, I am bound to say that Madagascar 3 feels inferior in almost every aspect. Whereas Pixar usually deliver a touching and well-worked screenplay, the story here is confusing and morally ambiguous. Are circus animals traveling around the world performing tricks really OK? Many feel that it's wrong, but the movie happily ignores this rather complex moral issue.

It is also obvious that the screenwriter has not forgotten or forgiven France opposing the American war efforts of the early 2000s, as the story takes a turn to Monte Carlo for no other purpose than to introduce the ridiculous French antagonist, and add to that a Freedom Fries-joke that feels incredibly dated.

To sum it all up, this movie has a pretty weak plot and its aim is pretty obvious - to milk more money from the franchise. I hope they let it end here, as I feel this is pretty much the end of the road for these movies.


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