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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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The animals try to fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African wildlife refuge, where Alex is reunited with his parents.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex (voice)
... Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
... Melman (voice)
... Gloria (voice)
... Julien (voice)
... Maurice (voice)
... Mort (voice)
... Zuba (voice)
... Makunga (voice)
... Mom (voice)
... Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
... Nana (voice)
... Skipper / Lemur (voice)
... Kowalski (voice)
... Private (voice)
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The sequel to 2005's "Madagascar", in which New York Zoo animals, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo, still stranded on Madagascar, start to leave the island. All of a sudden, they land in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family, but has trouble communicating with them after spending so much time at the Central Park Zoo. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Still together. Still lost!


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Rated PG for some mild crude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Madagascar 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,106,589, 9 November 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$180,010,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,900,354
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The part where Melman falls in love with Gloria was originally going to happen in the first Madagascar (2005) but was cut for time and bumped back to the sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Alex chooses to fight Teetsi the scene changes to Makunga making a comment to the lion on his left. Just as Makunga utters the words, "this ought to be good" the lion several rows in back and to the right of Makunga mouths the same words at the exact moment. This reveals how the animators use computer generated forms, animate them then simply place them in a scene with different skins. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Slow down! You're gonna kill us! There's got to be another way! Pass it on!
[the monkey chain relays the message up to the plane]
Mason: Don't slow down. Kill us. It's the only way. Basset Hound!
Skipper: The best sacrifice is the one made by others.
[Nana shoots through the plane's windshield and blows off the bobblehead doll's head]
Skipper: Doll! MEDIC!
[Private gets out the duct tape]
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The characters appear in paper mache during the closing credits. See more »

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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »

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Private Dancer
Written by Mark Knopfler
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Madagascar
6 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

This movie really will give you a good laugh. It is about a new adventure of the four friends: Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo. On the trip back to New York, they had an air crash and came to Africa instead. There, they found their roots and also came across some difficulties. In this movie, there are many supporting roles. And among them, the four little penguins played an important part and even covered the other main roles for their genius and humor. From the very beginning, the four penguins spoofed the DreamWorks icon. As for their popularity, the DreamWorks even planned to make a film about the Madagascar Penguins. I'm really looking forward to it. In this movie, the film makers pictured us an amazing Africa with wild animals and beautiful landscapes. The visual effects are pretty good and impressing. And I like the theme song "Move It", really making me full of energy and feel the desire of dancing with the characters. The last scene when Marty said that "Love has no boundary", I can't agree more. And I think that this does not only apply to love between lovers but also apply to love between friends and family. All in all, this is quite a funny movie and worth watching.


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