Madagascar (2005)
Genre Adventure; Animation; Comedy; Family
Studio Dreamworks
Movie Release Date 15-Jul-05
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 26 mins
Format DVD+R
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.4
Ben Stiller Alex (voice)
Chris Rock Marty (voice)
David Schwimmer Melman (voice)
Jada Pinkett Smith Gloria (voice)
Sacha Baron Cohen Julien (voice)
Cedric the Entertainer Maurice (voice)
Andy Richter Mort (voice)
Tom McGrath Skipper/Fossa/Panicky Man on Subway (voice)
Christopher Knights Private (voice)
Chris Miller Kowalski (voice)
Conrad Vernon Mason (voice)
Eric Darnell Zoo Announcer/Lemur #1/Fossa/Subway Car Announcer (voice)
David Cowgill Police Horse (voice)
Stephen Apostolina Police Officer (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
Elisa Gabrielli Old Lady (voice)
Devika Parikh News Reporter (voice)
David P. Smith Spider/Lemur #2 (voice)
Cody Cameron Willie (voice)
Director Eric Darnell
Director Tom McGrath (VII)
Director Tom McGrath
Writer Mark Burton
Writer Billy Frolick
Writer Eric Darnell
Producer Teresa Cheng
Producer Mireille Soria
Writer Tom McGrath
Musician Hans Zimmer
The penguins steal the show. In the sprightly Madagascar, a mid-life crisis inspires Marty the Zebra (voiced by Chris Rock) to escape from his lifelong home, a New York zoo. His equally pampered friends--Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer)--then escape to bring him back. Unfortunately, their attempt at damage control persuades zoo officials that the animals are unhappy, so all four get shipped to an animal preserve in Kenya...only a squad of maniacal penguins change the destination to Antarctica. The quartet end up on an island where, in addition to meeting some hedonistic lemurs, they learn about the food chain--and that Alex is a different link on the chain from the other three. Madagascar doesn't achieve the snappy perfection of a Pixar movie, but it tops most other computer-animated efforts; the collision of friendship and predator instincts makes for an unusually gripping conflict. The vocal performances of the central characters is serviceable, but Sacha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show) provides topnotch lunacy as the lemur king, and the penguins--voiced mostly by the animators themselves--are the best thing in the movie. --Bret Fetzer
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Index 506
Collection Status In Collection
Condition COPY
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Edition Details
Edition COPY
Region All
Screen Ratio 2.35 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Subtitles Portuguese
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1