Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Eric Darnell (2008)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


The escaped zoo animals discover a plane and, following a swift repair job by the penguins, manage to escape the desolate shores of Madagascar. However, they crash-land on the plains of Africa and find themselves face-to-face with their wild counterparts for the first time. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Eric Darnell
Director Tom McGrath
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 5 Dec 2008
Comedy Drama Children's