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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$180,010,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,900,354
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A specially-made segment featuring Julien and Private was used as part of a 2008 Comcast Digital Voice commercial. See more »

Goofs

In the very end of the movie, Alex glances at Marty's butt, which has a bite mark supposedly made by Alex in Madagascar. However, the mark cannot be seen in any other scene that shows Marty's butt, such as the very first one when they are all shaking their butts with the music. See more »

Quotes

Melman: Gloria!
[sees Gloria and Moto Moto]
Melman: Gloria.
Gloria: Melman.
[Moto Moto turns around puckered]
Gloria: Melman, I... I want you to meet Moto Moto.
Melman: Ah. Moto Moto. Yeah, nice to meet you. Well, I-I guess I...
Gloria: It's ok, Melman. Apology accepted.
Melman: Oh. Yeah, right, yes. That... yes. That's why I... good. Phew. Ok. That's - Well, that's it then.
Moto Moto: You're good. We're kinda busy here, man.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in AniMat's Reviews: Penguins of Madagascar (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than A Feeling
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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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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