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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex (voice)
Marty (voice)
Melman (voice)
Gloria (voice)
Julien (voice)
Maurice (voice)
Mort (voice)
Gia (voice)
Vitaly (voice)
Stefano (voice)
Kowalski (voice)
Private (voice)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 June 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madagascar 3  »

Box Office


$145,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: A motor cycle driver screams as he flies out of the freeway. (International version only) See more »


In Monte Carlo, when the animals emerge from the water, they are not wet. See more »


Alex: [Marty drives a van] What're you doing? Zebras can't drive, only penguins and people can drive!
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Crazy Credits

DreamWorks Animation Logo, the blue sky and the camera pans down to start the movie since Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008). See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.157 (2012) See more »


Cool Jerk
Written by Donald Storball
Performed by The Capitols
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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User Reviews

Just Too Much Craziness
22 August 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

"Madagascar" is one of my favorite animation movies and it's sequel was nearly on the same level. You can count both to the best animation adventures you can watch. Sadly, with "Madagascar 3" it isn't the same. For me it's a very big disappointment.

The reason why I didn't really like "Madagascar 3" is that it's just too crazy, it's just too colorful, too much unrealistic moments, too much of everything. The female enemy is nothing but awful as well. The circus scenes are wonderfully edited, but again, just too much. I can go on with this, but I don't really have time for it.

So, you can surely watch it once if you've already seen the first two films, but don't expect a masterpiece. The technical aspects are fulfilled flawlessly again, but the story is just dumb - can't say it in another way. Four out of ten points in my opinion.

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