animated movie Madagascar © Dreamworks / PDI
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The animals of Central Park Zoo are living the great live, stars of New York. Trouble comes though when Marty the Zebra turns 10, and his fellow animals throw him a birthday party, yet what Marty really wants is to be wild and run free, in spite of never knowing life outside the zoo. That night he goes out into New York City, his friends in pursuit. After they are re-captured, the city decides that the animals are too dangerous to continue keeping and so they are shipped in crates bound to their native homeland. However when the penguins take over the ship in their plans to go to Antarctic, the crates holding Marty, Alex, Gloria and Melman are thrown overboard; washing up on the shores of a Madagascan island. The local lemurs believe that these “Pansies” will be able to help them get rid of the local predators; but with no meat on the menu and with him getting increasingly hungry, Alex’s natural instincts slowly start to kick in.

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It took me a while to get around to seeing Madagascar. There are so many animated movies coming out these days that it really is hard to work one's way...
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Well, this film is hard to review on several levels. For pure animation, I liked the cartoony characters, but somehow the lion's square fingers kept snapping me out of the fantasy...
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What is it with Dreamworks? It's another 'kids' film filled with crude humour, endless pop culture and film references (including at least three - Hawaii Five-0, Planet of the Apes...
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Hmm, let's see. The fur isn't very convincing. Sometimes the 3D characters look more like 2D. The skin texture reminds me of plasticine. Alex's "steak" looks like a rubber chew...
Created by: Dreamworks, PDI
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Ben Stiller ... Alex the Lion
Chris Rock ... Marty the Zebra
Jada Pinkett-Smith ... Gloria the Hippo
David Schwimmer ... Melman the Giraffe
Sacha Baron Cohen ... King Julien
Cedric the Entertainer ... Maurice
Andy Richter ... Mort
Tom McGrath ... Skipper
Christopher Knights ... Private
Chris Miller ... Kowalski
Conrad Vernon ... Mason
Directed by: Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
Produced by: Mireille Soria
Musical Score by: Hans Zimmer
Writing Credits: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Mark Burton and Billy Frolick
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