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Madagascar (2005)

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Spoiled by their upbringing and unaware of what wildlife really is, four animals from the New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex (voice)
... Marty (voice)
... Melman (voice)
... Gloria (voice)
... Julien (voice)
... Maurice (voice)
... Mort (voice)
... Skipper / Fossa / Panicky Man on Subway (voice)
... Private (voice)
... Kowalski (voice)
... Mason (voice)
... Zoo Announcer / Lemur #1 / Fossa / Subway Car Announcer (voice)
... Police Horse (voice)
... Police Officer (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
... Old Lady (voice)
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Storyline

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild. Written by Anonymous

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lemur | jungle | zoo | escape | madagascar | See All (80) »

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On Vacation Without Medication. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madagaskar  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$61,012,130, 27 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$193,595,521

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$532,680,671
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Trivia

According to the audio commentary the directors of the film originally didn't want the characters to say Madagascar in the movie but they caved in and decided to let Julien introduce it later in the movie. See more »

Goofs

"Fossa" is pronounced "foosa" in some parts of Madagascar. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alex the Lion: Surprise!
Marty the Zebra: Aaahhh! Alex! Do not interrupt me when I'm daydreaming. When a zebra's in the zone, leave him alone.
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Crazy Credits

Various characters dance during the first half of the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Cast Away (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

What A Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele (as Robert Thiele) and George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Overrated
12 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was the most obnoxious animation I've ever seen. I could barely stand to watch the movie, as the characters were constantly yelling in my face. Every character reminded me of Poochy from the Simpsons, in the worst ways possible.

The story was virtually nonexistent (where's the climax? Where's the END?!) And the animation was bad. I understand that the creators were trying for a specific style, but they failed. Its ugly and looks unfinished.

Dreamworks needs to learn that inserting celebrity voices (Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer) and then copying other movies is not a recipe for a good movie.


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