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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In one scene, Skipper yells "Baba Booey", the nickname of Gary Dell'Abate
, and a term oftentimes yelled during 'live' interviews from passersby. See more
During Dubois's singing scene, she enters the hospital room that contains four lights but shoots six times leaving one on to begin her song. This is because she shoots three lights, one shot to break the glass and one to break the bulb for each of the three lights. See more
[Marty drives a van
What're you doing? Zebras can't drive, only penguins and people can drive!
During the credits, the animal circus acts continue sporadically in the background See more
Spoofed in Mad: Outtagascar/Fiends
Written by Enya
, Roma Ryan
and Nicky Ryan
Performed by Enya
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
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