Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

  • PG
  • Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon, Eric Darnell (2012)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

In this good-looking but hyperactive third film in the animated franchise, Alex the Lion and co are still animals abroad, and desperate to get back home to the New York zoo they escaped from. But, courtesy of encounters with a European travelling circus and a dogged French animal-control officer (Frances McDormand, a new addition to the voice cast), they soon discover that you have to be careful what you wish for - because you just might get it. As ever, the "mobster" penguins effortlessly steal a show that lurches maniacally from one haphazard scene to another, too often mistaking being frantic for fun. It may lack a little in charm and warmth, but the technical brilliance and decent use of 3D go some way towards compensating for the dimensions that the film otherwise lacks.

Plot Summary

The escaped zoo animals continue their quest to get back to their New York home. Having made it to Monte Carlo, they join a circus on a European tour as a means of travelling undetected - but an animal control agent is in hot pursuit. Animated comedy, with the voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alex
Ben Stiller
Marty
Chris Rock
Melman
David Schwimmer
Gloria
Jada Pinkett Smith
Vitaly
Bryan Cranston
Gia
Jessica Chastain
Stefano
Martin Short
Capitaine Chantel DuBois
Frances McDormand
King Julien XIII
Sacha Baron Cohen
Maurice
Cedric the Entertainer
Mort
Andy Richter
Carmen
Paz Vega

Crew

Director
Tom McGrath
Director
Conrad Vernon
Director
Eric Darnell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Paramount
Released 19 Oct 2012
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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