When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The penguins of the Central Park Zoo have an adventure in the city on Christmas Eve.

Director: Gary Trousdale
Stars: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights
Madly Madagascar (Video 2013)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The characters from the animated Madagascar franchise, Alex, Melman, Marty and Gloria celebrate love in this Valentine special.

Director: David Soren
Stars: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
Shrek the Halls (TV Short 2007)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director: Gary Trousdale
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Scared Shrekless (TV Short 2010)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Shrek gets in the Halloween spirit by challenging his fairytale friends to come up with scary stories for a contest. But the gang learn that they'll have to spend the night in Lord Farquaad's haunted castle before the winner is named.

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Raman Hui
Stars: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Dohrn, Raman Hui
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas
Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short 2010)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

Director: Tim Johnson
Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Susan Murphy (a.k.a. Ginormica) and the Monsters are now working with the US government as special ops. So when an alien presence is detected in Susan's hometown of Modesto, California -- ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ramsey
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a mutant alien pumpkin explodes on the Murphy's carrot garden, zombie carrots start attacking the immediate area, and it's up to the Monsters to save the night again.

Director: Robert Porter
Stars: Seth Rogen, Kiefer Sutherland, James Horan
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list.

Director: Karen Disher
Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary
Far Far Away Idol (Video 2004)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Watch your favorite Shrek characters sing the night away in this hilarious spoof. Join in the fun as Fiona, Puss in Boots, Donkey and the rest of the Far Far Away Kingdom battle it out in a singer's showdown.

Director: Simon J. Smith
Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Puss in Boots returns with the help of three kittens to rescue a precious ruby from the evil Whisperer.

Director: Raman Hui
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Gilles Marini, Charlotte Newhouse
First Flight (2006)
Animation | Short | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of a fastidiously organized businessman, whose perspective on life is forever changed through an unexpected encounter with a tiny fledgling bird.

Directors: Cameron Hood, Kyle Jefferson
Stars: Jeanine Meyers, Jon Spinogatti
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Alex (voice)
...
Marty (voice)
...
Melman (voice)
...
Gloria (voice)
...
Maurice (voice)
...
Mort (voice)
...
Santa (voice)
Danny Jacobs ...
King Julien (voice)
...
Skipper (voice)
...
Kowalski (voice)
...
Private (voice)
...
Abby (voice)
...
Cupid (voice)
...
Lead Reindeer (voice)
...
Edit

Storyline

When Santa and his reindeer crash onto Madagascar it's up to Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melvin, and the penguins to save Christmas.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buon Natale, Madagascar!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First Christmas special to have a theme of Romeo & Juliet. The penguins of the South Pole represent the Montagues, the reindeer of the North Pole represent the Capulets; Private is Romeo and Cupid is Juliet. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I don't know. Why can't we just use the front door?
Marty: Come on! How hard can it be? Melman, you're up!
Melman: But I'm claustrophobic.
Marty: Yeah? Well now you could be Santa Claustrophobic. Now dive, fool! Dive! Dive! Dive!
See more »

Connections

Version of Romeo and Juliet (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Woman in the World
Written by Dominic Roy King and Frank Musker
Performed by Air Supply
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Festive and fun
4 December 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This animated short is about the Madagascar creatures wanting to go back to New York for Christmas, but things get complicated when they meet the amnesic Santa Claus.

I find the story quite festive, given the fact that the setting is mostly in Madagascar. I enjoyed watching "Merry Madagascar" more than the regular "Madagascar", because I find the animals less annoying and more fun. The story is squeaky clean, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. There are even a few one liners for adults, and it did make me laugh. "Julianuary" is a great invention, I hope they will capitalise on this in future "Madagascar"!


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show