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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! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

One of the New York Tourists is voiced by Danny Jacobs, whose also fills in for Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julian during his TV and Video Game appearances, as well as in the Madagascar shorts and the spinoff film Penguins of Madagascar (2014). See more »

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The title, "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," might appear to be misleading since Madagascar can be considered part Africa. However, whether Madagascar is strictly part of Africa is perhaps geographically debatable, and certainly politically debatable. Technically, Madagascar is an island east of Africa, separate from the mainland. Politically, there is no pan-African government, and attempts to have Madagascar integrated into the African Union have historically been abortive. Furthermore, considering the various botched plans involved in the plot, the filmmakers undoubtedly intended the subtitle "Escape 2 Africa" to be somewhat ironic. See more »

Quotes

Zuba: Alakay, look out!
Alex: [Fighting Teetsi] No, dad! It's 'Hop, Shuffle,Ball Change, Hip Swish, Turn Around!'!
[Gets sucker punched in the face by Teetsi]
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Crazy Credits

The Penguins knock out the fishing boy and take his place on the moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo. See more »


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It's Raining Men
Written by Paul Jabara & Paul Shaffer
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Madagascar
17 February 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

It's hard to say if is an improvement or not on the original, but it's certainly a good continuation of the story this time more focused on Alex's origin and life. The animation looks great, the humor is on point of course, and the characters with so much more development. With some great moments is a fun sequel to all ages!


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USA | Madagascar

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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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1.85 : 1
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