• Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Release Date: November 7th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2009

PG |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Alex (Ben Stiller), Morty (Chris Rock) and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of their own species for the first time. Africa proves to be a wild place, but Alex and company wonder if it is better than their Central Park home.

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

Director: Eric Darnell , Tom McGrath

Genres: Animated , Adventure , Children , Comedy

Production Co: PDI, Paramount Pictures International, DreamWorks Animation

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Family, Love, Rescue, Playful, Survival, 2000s, Quest, Amusing, Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Take the flat tire that was "Madagascar." Retread it with "The Lion King" storyline. Pump it up with air. Now you have Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The roots are shallow, but the sequel is good-natured, high-spirited and perfectly enjoyable if you take it for what it is. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Cartoons can get away with being serviceable and skillful without much creativity since they have an endlessly renewing audience. "Mad 2" surfs along on such waves, entertaining youngsters while mildly amusing adults. show more

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