MadagascarMay 27, 2005
Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs
Release Year: 2005
Rating: 6.7/10 (93,968 voted)
Critic's Score: 57/100
Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer
At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited … on a ship en route to Africa. When their vessel is hijacked, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.
Writers: Mark Burton, Billy Frolick
Jada Pinkett Smith
Sacha Baron Cohen
Cedric the Entertainer
Panicky Man on Subway
Subway Car Announcer
(as Steve Apostolina)
It's All Some Type Of Whacked Out Conspiracy.
Release Date: 27 May 2005
Filming Locations: Glendale, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: €522,275
(19 June 2005)
(7 August 2005)
Did You Know?
When the camera pans backward from Alex's crate in the ocean, the sea foam around him creates the head of a lion. Foam makes the face, and the absence of foam around that makes the mane. Alex is in the left eye of the face.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
When Skipper asks the talking monkey if he can read, he says that he can't read but Phil can. Earlier on in the film, the talking monkey takes what appears to be a newspaper from a trash can and starts reading it. However, if you look at the newspaper, it is actually a comic.
Alex the Lion:
Marty the Zebra:
Aaahhh! Alex! Do not interrupt me when I'm daydreaming. When a zebra's in the zone, leave him alone.
Madagascar – a great ride!
Lots of fun – I saw it with the grandkids and a theater full of
families. a great time was had by all. technically speaking, one might
say that the story was 'uneven' in places (can you say *that* about
animated films? (-:) — I mention this because there has been some
needlessly negative feedback here at IMDb. On the whole, though, the
presentation is quick-paced, bright, happy, and delightful to the eyes
and ears. There are also some unique, quirky scenes (i.e. animals
nonchalantly getting on a subway?) – I love to see stuff I haven't seen
before. that's not easy to do, you know – by all accounts, "everything
has been done on film already.." – (if you catch my drift). so, give
credit when due! enjoy!(-: