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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

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animal | circus | penguin | lemur | giraffe | See All (61) »


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 USA:

$60,316,738, 10 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Stiller's 4th Dreamworks Animation film after Madagascar (2005), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Megamind (2010). All these films were directed by 'Tom McGrath'. See more »


When there is a lock-down in the casino, Gloria rams into the metal door and her impression appears on the smaller door. In the next scene when the black vehicle crashes in, her impression is on the bigger door. See more »


[the group is observing their old homes from outside the zoo gates]
Alex: Hmm... My rock looks smaller than I remember it being...
Marty: Hey, look, it's the mural! Heh, doesn't quite capture the real thing, does it?
Gloria: Well, there's our homes... I forgot about that wall between us, Melman. Was that always there?
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Crazy Credits

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Referenced in Mad: Life of Rhyme/Here Comes Yogi Boo Boo (2013) See more »


Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Sung by Frances McDormand (uncredited)
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User Reviews

Never cease to entertain
13 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

There are very few animations that manage to keep the vivacity and power to entertain after a couple of sequels. But it's not impossible to conquer that level when the characters seem to have a life of their own, pushing every obstacle aside to guarantee a place in your heart.

"Madagascar 3" is simply an excellent journey there and back, where every new adventure brings a big smile to your face and sometimes tears to your eyes. I have never seen such an amazing accomplishment last so long. It's like falling in love all over again, with the advantage of already knowing each and every character, but confident that they will not disappoint you. And they don't. They are funny and more alive than ever. I just loved it!

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