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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

Gross USA:

$180,010,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,900,354
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Toby Stephens were considered for the role of Makunga. See more »

Goofs

The birth mark on Alex's paw was never seen in Madagascar. See more »

Quotes

Julien: [after Melman has announced he has only 48 hours to live] If I, King Julien, that's my name, had only two days to live, I would do all the things I always wanted to do.
Melman: Like what?
Julien: I'd become a professional whistler. I'm pretty fantastic right now, but I would do it professionally.
[Tries to whistle, but all that comes out is a long raspberry]
Julien: Another thing I would do is invade a neighboring country, and force my own ideology on them, even if they didn't want it.
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Part of the closing credits are of the characters in a stylish paper-mache sequence. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday (2013) See more »

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New York, New York
Written by John Kander & Fred Ebb
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Better than the original
7 November 2008 | by dcandidoSee all my reviews

I thought that the first Madagascar had promising characters and a decent premise, but it was very poorly put together. My son, who was 8 or 9 at the time loved the movie, however. We saw the sequel this morning and we both agreed - it was much better than the original. And, since part II begins with a brief summary of part I, there is no need to see the first one to understand what's happening in the new movie. All the main characters are back and there are many new ones as well. Going in, the big question on my mind was "do the penguins play a bigger role in the sequel?"... answer is "Yes, but not much bigger". All in all an enjoyable movie that outshines it's predecessor!


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