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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Robin Williams were considered for the role of Stefano. See more
US-style amber diamond-shaped traffic signs are seen in the scene, when the penguin's car crashes through the road-work-barrier in Monaco. As all European countries, Monaco uses triangular red-and-white warning signs. See more
Stefano, you're a genius.
No, I'm a not. I'm only average intelligence. Some even say slightly below.
Part of the closing credits have the credits spotlighted while the characters perform circus acts. See more
Non, je ne Regrette rien
Music by Charles Dumont
Lyrics by Michel Vaucaire
Sung by Frances McDormand
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