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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!


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

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Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$180,010,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,900,354
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Sonics-DDP (IMAX version)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

In a fight between the old lady an Alex on the African road, at the end, we see a shot of the bus directly behind them, but after the fight, the old lady walks quite a ways to get to the bus. See more »

Quotes

Melman: [as the plane is going down] I love you, Gloria! I always have!
[Gloria is fast asleep; Alex and Marty stare at Melman]
Melman: Like you love the beach, or a good book, or the beach...
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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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Spoofs Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Best Friends
Written by Hans Zimmer & Will.i.am (as will.i.am)
Performed by Will.i.am (as will.i.am)
will.i.am Appears Courtesy of will.i.am music, inc./A&M Records
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Madagascar 2: Return of the Penguins
30 October 2008 | by shadowycatSee all my reviews

As with the comment ahead of mine: it's all about the penguins. They should have their own movie.

We were chanting: more penguins, more penguins. At the screening we just saw, people who loved the first Madagascar movie waited excitedly for the magic to begin... I LOVED the first one. Interesting note: I liked the first one better, but my BF thinks this one has a better and deeper plot and pointed out in particular that while in the first one Gloria (the hippo) was the butt of many fat jokes, in this one she is celebrated just for being beautiful.

The whole movie is breathtakingly beautiful. We didn't see this on IMAX but I bet the IMAX version will be a treat.

Sascha Baron Cohen's King is again the hands-down favorite, I heard a ripple of joy murmur through the theater at everything he said and did, although my personal favorites (after the Penguins) are Maurice and Mort, the King's cohorts.

BF was also teasing me mercilessly because (and I'm nearly ashamed to admit it) there's one scene that had me totally teared up! Yes, I cried. Can't spoil it - go see the movie and tell me after if you know what choked me up! The film did not hold the attention of some of the very small children at the screening we saw, because some portions of the film only involve adult storyline concerning the adult star characters (Alec Baldwin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, and so forth) but when the little characters are on screen (the baby lion in particular is DARLING) the children present were absolutely captivated.

It's fun. It's not the greatest movie of all time, but it's very fun and children will want to watch it again and again.


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