Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath
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A pack of not-so-wild animals experience some serious culture shock when they move from the Big Apple to the Mighty Jungle in this computer-animated comedy. Alex (voice of Ben Stiller) is a lion who enjoys a charmed life as one of the leading attractions at a zoo in New York City's Central Park. While Alex and his pals Marty the Zebra (voice of Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (voice of Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (voice of David Schwimmer) are happy with their lot in life, they occasionally have a certain curiosity about the outside world, and when the zoo's penguins decide to make a break for it, Marty follows them into the city. Alex, Gloria, and Melman set out to find Marty before he gets into trouble, but they're a bit too late, and soon the zookeepers have decided that the animals are restless and need to be returned to the wild. Soon the critters find themselves living on the coast of Madagascar, where they quickly discover they aren't quite suited for living in the wild. Madagascar also features the voice talents of Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Ali G).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 185
- Fresh: 102
- Rotten: 83
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: What makes it good is that the story is a kind of parable that suggests some seriousness beneath the surface, even sadness.
Rotten: [It] looks stunning, but it's an ill-conceived mess that plays like two movies awkwardly spliced together.
Fresh: Madagascar is great good fun, not only because the filmmakers have enlisted some wonderful voice talent but also because the visuals truly are marvelous.
Rotten: This doesn't signify progress for the computer-animated medium. If anything, it's regression.
I love it!
Madagascar is great! It's funny, exciting, and tender. With jokes that never get old, great voice acting, and a superb storyline, Madagascar is great family entertainment. P.S. Click my name
this is a really great and funny movie for kids all age
Life at it's best
The Zebra has a dream. The others have no choice but to to follow Zebra's dream. Mayhem follows. I simply love it. Yet I have no words to describe the way I feel about King Julien. He is us, the true fools. Amazing...
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Released: 2005
- © 2005 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
- Madagascar (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
- Various Artists