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PG| 1 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape -- with the help of some prodigious penguins -- to explore the world.

Cast: Ben Stiller , Chris Rock , David Schwimmer , Jada Pinkett Smith , Sacha Baron Cohen , Cedric the Entertainer , Andy Richter , Tom McGrath

Directors: Eric Darnell , Tom McGrath

Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Animated

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Madagascar (2005)

Release Date: May 27th, 2005|1 hr. 26 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • Less like "Shrek," meaning hilarious and heartfelt, and more like "Shark Tale," meaning manic and exhausting, Madagascar will keep kids distracted without transporting them to wonderland. show more

  • Madagascar isn't deep and would have no business being deep. But that it keeps one foot in reality is enough to keep us guessing. show more

  • The thin story, which sometimes feels like a series of one-liners strung together, is wisely kept short. But the gags are funny and the characters endearing. show more

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  • May 22, 2010 wateringshowers
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    i agree madagascar 2 is o k but i still like the first pretty good and i like the song i like to move it move it. it was cool and after the sequal i learned to like kung fu panda and my favorite part is when that silly zebra going in town :D what a silly movie

  • November 27, 2008 hunterisgreat10
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    awesome movie!

  • November 14, 2008 Eikenberries
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    One of the best animated movies ever! It's my children's favorite, and I have to agree with them on this one.

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