Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) Poster


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Madagascar (2005)

Followed by 

Madagascar 4 (2018)


On the Town (1949)
The main characters sing "New York, New York."
Born Free (1966)
The theme music is heard when Marty is catapulted into the air.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
When driving, Marty says "Move over, Miss Daisy!"
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Escape strategy spoofed

Referenced in 

Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming DreamWorks animated film.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an upcoming 2012 animated film.
Tosh.0: Smell Yo Dick (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tosh
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.157 (2012) (TV Episode)
Fake headline says that "Madagascar" reminds people to be mad about the gas they have to put in their car
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.96 (2012) (TV Episode)
The announcer mentions the movie by name.
AniMat's Reviews: Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) (TV Episode)
Ice Age 4 does close-up shots for a 3D effect in a way like this film does.
South Park: A Nightmare on Facetime (2012) (TV Episode)
seen on sign at Blockbuster
Cupcake Wars: Cupcake Champions: Madagascar 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jake puts this film at #4.
Mad: Life of Rhyme/Here Comes Yogi Boo Boo (2013) (TV Episode)
Marty was briefly seen underwater wearing the Afro Circus wig in the Life of Rhyme skit.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The Wild (2013) (TV Episode)
A film in the Madagascar franchise.
The Middle: The Carpool (2014) (TV Episode)
Nancy mentions this movie by name as Madagascar 3


Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
The beginning features footage from the previous movie of the Penguins' leaving for Monte Carlo.

Featured in 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.152 (2012) (TV Episode)
Martin Short introduces a clip from his film
AniMat's Reviews: Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
The Big Review: Episode #1.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed; the trailer was shown.
Animation Lookback: Top 5 Best & Worst Animated Films of 2012 (2013) (TV Episode)
Fifth worst animated film of 2012.
AniMat's Reviews: Penguins of Madagascar (2014) (TV Episode)
AniMat considers the third Madagascar film to be okay. Clip shown.


Goldfinger (1964)
The penguins car is full of James Bond style gadgets, and takes out two of the perusing officers by deploying an oil slick,
Quadrophenia (1979)
Captain DuBois and her men drive scooters with extra lights and mirrors resembling mods' subculture depicted in Quadrophenia
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Captain Dubois appears on her scooter from behind the flames of the exploded car just like the terminator on his motorcycle, after the exloding building.
The Matrix (1999)
Captain Dubois dodges projectiles in the classic "Bullet Time" style from the Matrix. In addition, the monkeys' banana gun is shot from below with a wealth of peels spilling down toward the camera in a direct shot recreation of the shells falling from the helicopter in a later scene in the Matrix.
Chicken Run (2000)
Captain DuBois hangs on a rope hanging from a plain (and get cut), the same way Mrs. Tweedy on the final escape scene.
Madagascar (2005)
The crates in the final scene are in the exact same positions as the ones in the first movie.
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
Episode when Chantel DuBois runs through the walls.
Inception (2010)
Dubois uses the same song to wake her henchmen as is used in the movie Inception to wake the characters from dreams.

Spoofed in 

Mad: Outtagascar/Fiends (2012) (TV Episode)
Outtagascar is a spoof of this movie.

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