Madagascar Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Madagascar the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

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.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

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

Cast and Crew

Genres
Talking Animals, Animation & Cartoons, Island Fare, Dreamworks Animated Movies, Shipwrecked, Wild Kingdom, Great Escapes, Female Spies, Top Grossing Films of 2005
Screenplay
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Billy Frolick, Mark Burton
Director
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Music
Hans Zimmer
Other
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
Producer
Mireille Soria, PDI, DreamWorks, DreamWorks

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