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Marty the Zebra (Rock) just turned 10 and he wants to escape the comfortable confines of New York's Central Park Zoo and head off into "the wild" (okay, Connecticut). Aided by a group of sassy penguins, he makes his break, but his zoo buddies--Alex the Lion (Stiller), Gloria the Hippo (Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (Schwimmer)--escape to stop him. Things go awry and the authorities ship them off to a Kenyan animal reserve. Things go more awry and the group ends up on the shores of Madagascar. A romp for the kids with lots of pizzazz but not much substance. Adults will find some "Shrek"-type jokes to enjoy, but this one's mainly for the kiddies.

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Available on Running time 80 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Talking Animals, Animation & Cartoons, Island Fare, Dreamworks Animated Movies, Shipwrecked, Wild Kingdom, Great Escapes, Female Spies, Top Grossing Films of 2005
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Billy Frolick, Mark Burton
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Hans Zimmer
Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Robert Renga, Craig Heath, H. Lee Peterson, Shannon Jeffries, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin
Mireille Soria, PDI, DreamWorks, DreamWorks

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This movie is for all ages to watch and enjoy. It is one of my favorite cartoon movies. The group of animals that are friends in the zoo are Marty the zebra, Alex the lion, Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe, and the group of penguins. Marty tries to escape from the zoo and all his friends try to stop him, but they had to escape too. They come across some trouble that leads them to the Kenyan animal reserve and they are pretty much stuck there. There is a second Madagascar movie that shows them trying to escape from Africa. Both are really good!