Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Julian and Co., and the monkeys. How do a lion, zebra, hippo, giraffe, four penguins, two monkeys, three lemurs travel through Europe without attracting attention and get back to New York? They join a traveling circus. Their attempts to get back to New York are consistently hampered by the Captain of Animal Control who wants to make Alex part of her collection. Once they make it back to New York Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman realize that they want to be part of the traveling circus.
Six years ago, they disappeared without a trace. Next summer, they finally resurface
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8 June 2012 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $60,316,738,
10 June 2012, Wide Release
Gross USA: $216,391,482
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $746,921,274
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The film has a couple of elements carried over from the 'Penguins of Madagascar' TV series: Rico regurgitates as often as he does in 'The Penguins of Madagascar', and King Julien ends up being the unlikely hero, as he was in many of the episodes of 'The Penguins of Madagascar'. See more
Considering their extreme difficulties in traveling much shorter distances unaided in the past 2 films (a problem which provides most of the series' humor), it is surprising that no explanation is given for how the animals traveled from southern Africa to Europe fairly easily. See more
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Written by Nelly
(as Cornell Haynes), Pharrell Williams
and Chuck Brown
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