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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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The Madagascar animals fly back to New York City, but crash-land on an African nature reserve, where they meet others of their own kind, and Alex especially discovers his royal heritage as prince of a lion pride.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Alex (voice)
Chris Rock ... Marty / Additional Zebras (voice)
David Schwimmer ... Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Gloria (voice)
Sacha Baron Cohen ... Julien (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer ... Maurice (voice)
Andy Richter ... Mort (voice)
Bernie Mac ... Zuba (voice)
Alec Baldwin ... Makunga (voice)
Sherri Shepherd ... Mom (voice)
Will.i.am ... Moto Moto (voice) (as Will.I.Am)
Elisa Gabrielli ... Nana (voice)
Tom McGrath ... Skipper / Lemur (voice)
Chris Miller ... Kowalski (voice)
Christopher Knights Christopher Knights ... Private (voice)
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Storyline

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!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madagascar 2 See more »

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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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Alex arrives in NYC as a cub in a crate, the World Trade Center Twin Towers are a visible part of the pre-9/11 NYC skyline. See more »

Goofs

Lions do not have opposable thumbs. All the lions shown in this series have them. See more »

Quotes

Zuba: [Looking at Alex's birthmark] A mark.
Alex: All right, this is a little weird.
Zuba: Honey, he's come home.
Alex: What?
Zuba: [shows his birthmark] You've come home.
Alex: [as he looks at both birthmarks] Whoa.
Zuba: Son.
[pause]
Alex: Dad.
[Zuba nods]
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits are of the characters in a stylish paper-mache sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mad: Outtagascar/Fiends (2012) See more »

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Volcano
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Written by Hans Zimmer
Performed by Hans Zimmer
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Madagascar
6 May 2009 | by demonyoyozlSee 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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