Coming Out at 25 May 2005 in theaters.
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Madagascar is computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It was directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath from a screenplay by Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Darnell, and McGrath, and features an ensemble cast, consisting of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Christopher Knights, Conrad Vernon, Eric Darnell, David P. Smith, Elisa Gabrielli, Bob Saget, David Cowgill, and Stephen Apostolina.
Released on May 27, 2005, it received mixed reviews from critics, but was a success at the box office, and was one of the biggest-selling films of 2005. The film launched a franchise with a series of films, including the sequel, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa in 2008. Another film, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted was released in 2012, and a spin-off featuring the series’ penguin characters, Penguins of Madagascar, was released on November 26, 2014.
At the Central Park Zoo, Marty the zebra celebrates his tenth birthday but has grown bored with his daily routine and longs to experience the wild. Marty’s best friend is Alex the lion, who enjoys showing off for the public and his celebrity status as “the king of New York”. Alex attempts to cheer Marty up, but Marty, still unsatisfied, learns that the zoo’s penguins—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private—are trying to escape, and follows them out. Alex, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippopotamus pursue Marty and attempt to convince him to return. The four, along with the penguins and two chimpanzees named Mason and Phil, converge at Grand Central Station where the authorities sedate them using tranquilizer guns. Under pressure from anti-captivity activists, the zoo is forced to ship the escaped animals by sea to a Kenyan wildlife preserve. During their travels, the penguins escape and take over the ship, intent on taking it to Antarctica. Their antics on the bridge cause the crates containing Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria to fall overboard and wash ashore on Madagascar.
Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Writers: Mark Burton, Billy Frolick, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Stars: Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter
|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)|
|Elisa Gabrielli||…||Old Lady (voice)|
|Devika Parikh||…||News Reporter (voice)|
|David P. Smith||…||Spider / Lemur #2 (voice)|
|Cody Cameron||…||Willie (voice)|
|Bob Saget||…||Zoo Animal (voice)|
|John DiMaggio||…||Rico (voice)|
|Jan Josef Liefers||…||Alex (voice)|
|Bastian Pastewka||…||Melman (voice)|
|Drazen Bratulic||…||Kralj Gjuro|
|Jeffrey Katzenberg||…||Rico (voice)|
Sources: imdb & wikipedia