Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

  • PG
  • Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath (2008)
  • US
  • 85 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Hit films invariably spawn sequels and here we rejoin Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra and the rest of the menagerie, who are still stranded in Madagascar. For the first 20 minutes, this follow-up does seem well worth a second visit, as the scene-stealing penguins fix up a crashed plane in an attempt to get back home. But then, just like the aircraft, the film rather runs out of gas. The plane goes down on the African plains, where Alex meets his long-lost family, and the story then becomes yet another riff on the rather tired old bonding-and-rivalry theme of The Lion King. Although it's less consistent in quality and quirkiness than the first film, there are enough witty lines and cute animated animals here to satisfy the target audience.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy sequel featuring the voices of Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer and Chris Rock. The escaped animals from Central Park Zoo - Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, Marty the Zebra and Gloria the Hippo - try to fly back from Madagascar but are forced down in the wilds of Africa, where they soon encounter some familiar faces.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alex the Lion
Ben Stiller
Marty the Zebra
Chris Rock
Melman the Giraffe
David Schwimmer
Gloria the Hippo
Jada Pinkett Smith
King Julien
Sacha Baron Cohen
Maurice
Cedric the Entertainer
Mort
Andy Richter
Zuba
Bernie Mac
Makunga
Alec Baldwin
Alex's Mom
Sherri Shepherd

Crew

Director
Eric Darnell
Director
Tom McGrath

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 5 Dec 2008
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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