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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In one scene, Skipper yells "Baba Booey", the nickname of Gary Dell'Abate, and a term oftentimes yelled during 'live' interviews from passersby. 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 »


Gloria: How are a zebra, a hippo, a lion and a giraffe going to walk into a casino in Monte Carlo?
Marty: I don't know. Ask the rabbi.
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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 »


Spoofs The Matrix (1999) See more »


New York, New York
Written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Performed by Graham Blvd.
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Meh it was OK
14 May 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A prequel to the 2008 one and BOY does it NOT change at all. This time Alex and the gang are on the run from an evil French Animal killer(who I swear is the dead ringer of Mother Gothel from Tangled down to the features and Cruella De Vil's persona)who is trying to kill Alex for her collection of animal heads that she got.So Alec and the gang head off to Europe as they stumble across a circus hideout where Alec meets a female tiger like himself(well his a Lion I know that) and well you can probably figure out the rest yourselves.

The animation is great and the charcthers are good,now I tell you one of my favourite scenes,its the part where Alec and the female tiger are going around in loops to the song Firework by Katy Perry and another was the part where Marty the Zebra was driving the car with Alec and his other CO,that was so funny.

But since this looks like the last one of the trilogy.I hope that there isn't another sequel to this movie. It was fun while it lasted and it was an OK send off to Dreamwork's Madagascar.

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