Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippopotamus set out to return to New York after escaping to Africa. Dependent on the mechanical know-how of the notorious chimpanzees and penguins, their plan inevitably goes awry and they find themselves stranded in France, where they try to escape Europe from animal control led by Captain Chantel DuBois by joining up with a traveling circus by chance. Led by the venerable Siberian tiger Vitaly, the animal-centered circus has seen better days. During the course of a tour through a series of European cities that ends in a fabulous big top in the heart of London, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria help Vitaly the tiger, Gia the jaguar, and Stefano the sea lion, rediscover their passion for show business and reinvent circus performance. (Dream Works)
I have always been a fan of this series. The great thing about Madagascar films is they appeal to every age group. It is a well written childrens film that has a ton of heart. The new film which I saw yesterday will appeal to kids but also to their parents. Some jokes will go over the little ones heads. Some of my favorite jokes were poking fun of how many Duane Reades we have in NYC. That one made me laugh out loud. After the film I was in the ladies room and I asked an adorable child what she thought of the film and she told me it was the best movie she has ever seen.
Chris Rock is hysterical in this film as Marty the Zebra and I was very impressed with Martin Short as an adorable Italian seal who wants to save his Circus. This film is silly but very entertaining. It will appeal to the child in all of us. Take a child and have a great time.
Corine Dana Cohen
The film opens June 8th. Perfect for children of all ages. Rated A for adorable.