- Title Madagascar
- Directors Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
- Year 2005
- Run time 1hr 26m
- Genres Animation, Family
- Tagline Someone's got a zoo loose
Move it! Move it! 4 pampered animals from New York's Central Park Zoo find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar, and discover it really IS a jungle out there! Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith lead an all-star cast of hilarious animals, including four mischievous penguins and legions of lemurs. It's a film that you'll go wild for again and again!
|2:32||I know this is a cartoon but do animals have treadmills in zoos?|
|4:08||Well, this is making me want to play Zoo Tycoon.|
|7:36||The zoo is “some whacked out conspiracy.”|
|10:37||“The penguins are psychotic.”|
|15:56||I wouldn’t be able to sleep with a blinkin' parrot squawking either.|
|20:09||Hippo riding the subway is perfect.|
|24:09||Also loving Hippo Liberty.|
|27:42||I can totally see why the penguins got their own movie. Best thing in it.|
|34:22||San Diego zoo, like off of Marcel.|
|37:44||“We should have bought chips and dip.”|
|42:28||“Can you not see that you have insulted the freak?”|
|42:44||New York Giants!|
|47:10||HE MADE A WILSON!|
|54:47||Loving the door for no reason and the roof that opens even though they’re inches from outside anyway.|
|1:00:28||The lion has gone completely crazy.|
|1:09:15||Penguin putting on suncream.|
|1:13:11||“What’s the plan?' “This is the plan!”|
This is the weakest of the animations we’ve watched so far - both story-wise and in terms of visuals. Having already enjoyed the Penguins movie, I was naturally disappointed about how much the penguins featured in this, they were the stars of the show and criminally underused.
The rest of it was all a bit underwhelming. It went crazy in places, I wasn’t a big fan of the Madagascar natives and for some reason I feel uncomfortable about the hook of the story being that the lion is obeying his natural instincts in wanting to eat meat.
I can totally understand the penguin spin-off but how did this get two more sequels?
Rating: 2 / 5