Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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Overview

In 2008's MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA, the endearing New York City zoo animals of the original hit movie return for another zany round of CGI adventures abroad. Leaving the island of the title by way of a ramshackle penguin-designed aircraft, the quartet of Alex the Lion (voiced by Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer), along with unlikely friends such as King Julien the Lemur (Sacha Baron Cohen), crash-land on the African savannah, setting in motion a whole new series of exploits, involving Alex's long-lost parents (Bernie Mac and Sherri Shepherd) and a stranded group of tenacious NYC human tourists.

Reuniting directors Tom McGrath and Eric Darnell, as well as all the principal cast members of the first film, MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA takes full advantage of its sweeping setting, making room for beautifully expansive landscapes amidst the mammal mayhem. While the leads are in fine form, they are ably assisted by series newcomers, including the late Mac, Shepherd, and Alec Baldwin, who plays a scheming rival lion. Though various plotlines get increasingly ridiculous as the movie goes on (see the return of MADAGASCAR's aggressive Grand Central Station granny), the good-natured main characters and their silly support players (particularly lemurs and penguins) keep ESCAPE 2 AFRICA entertaining no matter how far the story strays off the wildlife reserve.
Theatrical Release Date 2008
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Childrens,Animated
  • Distributor
    Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    89
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region [unknown]
    Note: • Commentary: Filmmakers' Commentary
    • Featurette: It's a Family Affair: The Cast of Escape 2 Africa
    • Featurette: The Making of Escape 2 Africa
    • Featurette: Crash Landing
    • Featurette: African Adventure
    • Featurette: Jambo Jambo: Swahili Speak
    • Music Videos: "Move It, Move It" Music Video
    • Music Videos: "Big and Chunky" Music Video
    • Music Videos: "She Loves Me" Music Video
    • Music Videos: "The Traveling Song Sing Along" Music Video
    • Featurette: Alex's Dance Off
    • Music Videos: DWA Jukebox
    • Games: Test Flight of Air Penguin Game

    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Release Date
    02/06/09
  • Theatrical Release
    2008
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

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Chicago Sun-Times 11-05-2008 "This is a brighter, more engaging film than the original MADAGASCAR....The action is thrilling, and there is a romance between Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe."
Variety 11-02-2008 "Spreading the comic wealth around are Cohen, whose lemur monarch is now given sufficient screen time to emerge as memorably nutty....Another enhancement is the film's look....The colors are particularly rich..."
Entertainment Weekly 11-14-2008 "Stiller excels at exploring the sillier aspects of self-involvement, and it's pleasant to see Alex reunited with motormouthed Marty the zebra..."
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