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
Six years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface
8 June 2012 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $60,316,738
(8 June 2012)
(12 October 2012)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
Captain Chantel DuBois sings approximately 1 minute of "Non, je ne regrette rien" to her henchmen. This is a French song best known through its 1960 recording by Édith Piaf
. Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion (FFL), which has now become part of the FFL heritage and is sung when they are on parade. Due to the men's reaction, it is assumed that all of them serve or served in the FFL. See more
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
Skipper, what about the plane?
Well, the chimps will work all through the night, no breaks, no safety restrictions...
[Chimps run off
Hey! Where are you going? Get back here, we have a contract!
Yes, well, I'm afraid the labour laws are slightly more lenient in France. You see, they only have to work 2 weeks in a year.
Well, someone else has the Canadian work ethic!
Spoofs The Matrix
Any Way You Want It
Written by Steve Perry
and Neal Schon
Performed by Journey
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