Monday, 17 September 2012

Madagascar Review (Updated)


Release Date: 16th June 2005 - Australia

Production Companies
DreamWorks SKG
Pacific Data Images (PDI)
DreamWorks Animation

Paramount Pictures Australia

Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: PG

Runtime: 86 minutes

Budget: $78,000,000

Box Office Gross: $532,680,671

Plot Summary
Pampered and provided for 
at New York’s Central Park 
Zoo, life couldn't be better 
for Alex the Lion, Marty the 
Zebra, Melman the Giraffe 
and Gloria the Hippo. 
They've lived all their lives 
in captivity, been served 
good meals every day and 
visited by an adoring public.
Things are about to change.
Marty is curious about the 

world beyond their idyllic 
surroundings and escapes 
with the help of a group 
of penguins. Alex, Melman 
and Gloria go after him, 
but their life on the outside 
comes to an abrupt end 
when they are rounded up 
and shipped off to Africa 
where they will be set free.

Voice Cast
Ben Stiller - Alex the Lion
Chris Rock - Marty the Zebra
David Schwimmer - Melman
the Giraffe
Jada Pinkett-Smith - Gloria
the Hippo
Sacha Baron Cohen - King
Cedric the Entertainer - Maurice
Andy Ritcher - Mort
Tom McGrath - Skipper
Chris Miller - Kowalski
John DiMaggio - Rico (Uncredited)
Christopher Knights - Private
Conrad Vernon - Mason

Writers/Directors - Eric Darnell
& Tom McGrath
Writers - Mark Burton & Billy Frolick
Producer - Mireille Soria
Production Designer - Kendal Cronkhite
Lead Character Designer - Craig Kellman
Art Director - Shannon Jeffries
Head of Effects - Scott Singer
Visual Effects Supervisor - Philippe Gluckman
Film Editors - Clare De Chenu,
Mark A. Hester & H. Lee Peterson
Music - Hans Zimmer

MADAGASCAR has a lot of good characters like those penguins as well as the story, but some of the humour including the jokes is either a hit or miss. It compliments with a good quality of computer animation and brilliant voice talents from Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen.

I'm no fan of the series, but I can say with confidence that the first MADAGASCAR film is definitely way better than the other CGI movie THE WILD (click here) and it has a really good sign to it. I can't wait to review the third sequel EUROPE'S MOST WANTED and I just hope it meets the expectations of the fans.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie

1 comment:

  1. This is one awesome movie that i'm a fan of this film i can't wait for Madagascar 3 review