DVD - 2005
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The friendship between a New York City lion and zebra is tested when fate brings them out to the unforgiving wilderness in this computer-animated DreamWorks feature. Chris Rock does the voice of Marty the Zebra, whose longing to explore beyond his cushy Central Park Zoo boundaries is the impetus that ultimately strands him and his pals on the shores of savage Madagascar. Marty loves the new, edible scenery, but his best friend Alex (voiced by Ben Stiller) the Lion begins to starve since his diet of thick steaks has been cut off, and the rump of his friend starts to look mighty tasty. Their other friends, a hypochondriac giraffe (David Schwimmer) and a sassy hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), try their best to think of a solution as the call of the wild slowly turns the starving Alex into Marty's worst nightmare. Meanwhile the hilariously self-aggrandizing King of the Ocelots (Sacha Cohen) has a plan to use Marty to repel their own carnivore problem. This kid-oriented comedy stays adult-friendly every step of the way thanks to a clever script that mixes New Yorker humor and even some existentialism in with the pratfalls and spit-takes. Jolts of comedic brilliance are supplied by some Arctic-bound escaped con penguins, and a couple of literary apes. It's not a musical, but classic songs from the likes of Louis Armstrong and Sammy Davis Jr. keep the montages flowing loose and sassy.
Publisher: Willowdale, ON : Dreamworks Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition: Full frame.
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781417073535
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jun 26, 2018

When I first watched this I really liked it, but now watching it again I have to admit the play is way better.

Nov 21, 2017

HILARIOUS! Overall well done, though there were a lot of adult jokes that kids wouldn't understand. The penguins were amazing.

Mar 05, 2017

This is another film with talking animals, which seems to be very popular among kids. The film follows four animals from a zoo in New York. There is a Zebra named Marty, a giraffe named Melman, a hippo named Gloria, and a lion named Alex. The four are great friends. Marty ends up escaping the zoo along with four penguins. He is followed by his friends, but the animals are taken on a ship heading to Kenya. However, the penguins end up changing the course of the ship and they end up in Madagascar. How will the animals cope in Madagascar and will they be able to get back home?
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 17, 2013

Brilliant job of animation. Jokes can be subtle, you catch them in the second viewing. The lemur king by Sacha Baron Cohen is the best.

Mar 20, 2013

I bailed on this one roughly ten minutes into it. Not for me. And if I had known Chris Rock was involved, I would've avoided it entirely. The man is annoying no matter what shape or form he's in: human; cartoon zebra; you name it.

Mar 19, 2013

First one is excellent... And believe it or not the next two were even better... I thought for sure they'd jump the shark like all movies that go back to the trough a couple of times... But surprise surprise...

Dec 12, 2012

Man i love this one i love all the madagascar movies even the christmas special

Jul 31, 2012

excelente movie

Jul 18, 2012

This movie was incredible, and definitely goes to the top with Megamind, and Shrek. 5/5 Stars.

Tam_Girl12 Apr 24, 2012

This is the best Madagascar so far
the penguins are the best.

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deadpoollover Mar 30, 2014

alex: that is the BAD side where you can jump around and skip around like a magical pixey horse! or whatever the heck you wanna do, all day long. and this is the good side for those, you care about new York and wanna go home! marty: ok ok. you'll have your side, and I'll have mine. and if you need me, i'll be over here on the fun side of the island! *walks off* alex; what? no it isn't this side is! woho! I love this side this sides the best! your on the jersey side of this cesspool! marty: Wilma!

Jul 18, 2012

"Just shut up! You're so annoying!"


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Jun 03, 2008

Marty wishes for wide open ranges then gets them and loves it but his friends get stuck in his scheme and are brought to madgascar and there crazy things happen. all while they are trying to get home


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