• Madagascar (2005)


Release Date: May 27th, 2005

DVD Release Date: November 15th, 2005

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

Director: Eric Darnell , Tom McGrath

Genres: Animated , Adventure , Children , Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Quest , New York City , Escape , 2000s , Amusing , Friendship , Survival , Playful ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The plot really is basic, so the bafflement of the movie lies in its combination of visual riches and dramatic -- as well as thematic -- impoverishment.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    This slight and amusing 'toon is mostly a trip designed for the kiddie crowd to take in. show more

  • 60
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's frustrating to see this wonderful-looking, laugh-out-loud funny survival tale fall short of its potential. show more

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