About This Movie: Madagascar Escape 2 Africa
By Leroy Douresseaux
November 6, 2008 - 22:35


DreamWorks SKG Presents
A PDI/DreamWorks Production
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
DIRECTOR: Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
WRITERS: Etan Cohen, Eric Darnell, and Tom McGrath
PRODUCERS: Mireille Soria and Mark Swift
ART DIRECTOR: Shannon Jeffries
COMPOSER: Hans Zimmer and

Starring:  (voices) Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric The Entertainer, Andy Richter, Bernie Mac, Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin, and

Running time:  89 minutes
Rating:  MPAA – PG for some mild crude humor
Opening date:  Friday, November 7, 2008

Alex (Ben Stiller), Marty (Chris Rock), Melman (David Schwimmer), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith), King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric The Entertainer), and the penguins (Tom McGrath, Christopher Knights, Chris Miller) and the chimps (Conrad Vernon) are back in DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the sequel to the hit computer-animated film, Madagascar (2005).

Scene the film featuring the lead characters Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman.

The animal menagerie is marooned on the distant shores of Madagascar.  In the face of this obstacle, the former New Yorkers (Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria, and the penguins) have hatched a plan so crazy it just might work.  With military precision, the penguins have repaired an old crashed plane – sort of.  Once aloft, this unlikely crew stays airborne just long enough to make it to the wildest place of all – the vast plains of Africa, where the members of our zoo-raised crew encounter species of their own kind for the first time.  Africa seems like a great place… but is it better than their Central Park home?

New and returning animal cast members include Mort the sad-eyed mouse lemur (Andy Richter), Alex’s dad, Zuba the lion (Bernie Mac), Alex’s Mom (Sherri Shepherd), Makunga the lion (Alec Baldwin), and Moto Moto the ultra-stud hippo (

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